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Pros: Provides lots of power when it works.
Cons: I used this in my main system since the end of May of 2014. Suddenly I started having random shutdowns when I'd be playing a game or using a distributed computing app that maxes out the unit. It worked fine for about 3 months with no issues and randomly these events started. Decided to RMA the unit for a replacement. Put in an old 1350 watt Enermax and that solved the problem. But I still want to use this unit, so I'll wait for the RMA to be completed.
Other Thoughts: When it worked, it was a great power supply, but now I have to RMA it. I realize that you can't get everything 100% perfect all the time, so I'm going to give Corsair the benefit of the doubt here. I'm not a big fan of the flat cabling, I prefer the smaller round ones.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I've used a lot of these sticks in many systems that I've built. Not one has failed, and all of them support higher speeds. The fastest I've been able to get these to run at is 2400, but I'm sure with more tweaking they could go higher.
Cons: I can't say that there are any cons as I have not encountered any problems or issues.
Other Thoughts: I've used this ram in many computers, including many workstations. Crucial, whose parent company is Micron, makes some of the best ram out there. I've used this ram and also their server ram in many systems. I've found that they are very adjustable in terms of their timings as well as how high you can overclock them. These are a much better deal than going with some of those higher priced kits. And considering you can get the same timings, why spend a few hundreds dollars more when you can get this memory that will most likely overclock to the same speeds? But it has been proven and shown that 1600 or higher for memory speeds only adds a marginal performance increase in most cases... 2% at most. It's not worth buying higher priced ram in my opinion.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a great power supply. Lots of long cables, easy to install, and excellent voltage regulation. I'm using a dual processor system with lots of ram and multiple graphics cards as well as a dedicated raid card and lots of hard drives. The Corsair Link software is excellent. It shows in real time the input voltages as well as the output, and also shows the peak voltages. I like the fact that it also shows efficiency. I've seen it get as high as 99% efficiency for a brief moment or two, but it always hovers over 90%. I like the color scheme as well and it fits my case perfectly. Single rail design with option to switch to multiple rails is very nice.
Cons: Cost is probably the biggest con, but those who buy this already know that. Compared to average power supplies this one is on the large side, though not as large as the 1500 watt Silverstone I have. Having a lot of cables potentially can create a mess inside the case.
Other Thoughts: If you are looking for something that would be considered future-proof, this would be it. It has excellent efficiency, plenty of cables for hard drives, video cards, and other devices. The Corsair link software does a great job of showing you in real time the status of the power supply and how much wattage, amperage, and voltage you are using. I like that you can also change the unit's fan speed and change whether you use a single rail or multiple rails (I prefer single).READ FULL REVIEW