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Pros: Lasted for 5 months. It's all over the net that this is a substandard psu because Corsair went with a Taiwanese manufacturer that used cheap Chinese caps. I should have researched before buying but I went with the Corsair name. That has resulted in my computer being down for a few weeks and having to pay $14 for shipping for return of the psu. At least it didn't take out my computer when it died. Corsair refused to ship me any other model that this one as a replacement. Hope when the replacement fails I still have a computer left. Lesson learned. Don't buy any thing without extensive review.
Cons: Failed after 5 month. Cost me time and money even to get a replacement.
Other Thoughts: No!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Corsair CP-9020055-NA Corsair RM Series RM750 - 750 Watt 80 PLUS Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU - 110 V AC, 220 V AC Input Voltage - Internal - Modular - ATI CrossFire Supported - NVIDIA SLI
Pros: Lasted for 5 months
Cons: This psu failed after 5 months of use. I caught it on sale for $100 and bit because of the Corsair name. I should have researched it before I bought. This psu is made in Taiwan and uses junk Chinese caps for part of the circuit. I don't know if that is why it failed but 5 months lifetime for a Corsair psu is very disappointing. Now I am in the process of having it replaced and I am out $14 for shipping not to mention my time and trouble as well as having my main computer down. I read this line has been discontinued (hmm, I wonder why?) and they now have RMi and RMx brands with Japanese caps. Hope they send me one of the updated models but I am not counting on it. Corsair is usually a good brand but they went with a crummy Taiwanese company to build this unit. Definitely stay away from this model. I have read that the Seasonic produced psu's are the best of the Corsairs. Lesson learned. Don't just go with a brand name when you buy. Do the homework and only buy a psu with Japanese caps.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD FX-8300 Vishera 8-Core 3.3 GHz Socket AM3+ 95W FD8300WMHKBOX Desktop Processor
Pros: Caught this on sale last week for $99. It has ended up replacing my old 125 watt 8320 that I sold to a friend. This cpu is only 200 megahertz slower that my old cpu but runs on 95 watts. Plays games, compresses video with handbrake, and cruises the net. Oh, and it's unlocked so if I want I can overclock it. $99 for 8 cores is just crazy value from AMD. Intel can't touch the performance for price in this cpu.
Cons: Not much of a con but the included cooler is barely adequate.. And the AM3+ socket is pretty much a dead end since AMD is introducing AM4 in a few months. But if that doesn't bother you this cpu is a great value.READ FULL REVIEW