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CORSAIR CX-M series CX430M 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Modular Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Size
-80 Bronze or whatever

I bought this PSU because of the price thinking I would need it eventually. NEVER did I expect it to replace my Ultra x3 1000w Modular PSU... but it did.

Short story - had a big computer with lots of power, got a new processor then I build an ITX with more performace than the big tower but my old PSU (1000w ultra) would not fit. So I steal the CS430M from my HTPC (which had a 1045T in it and sucked) and slapped it in the ITX build with my new i5 4670k and guess what, it runs!!!

Cons: -No Badge

I would have loved to see these two things, not going to lose an egg over it though.

Other Thoughts: This thing is running my build and I am happy with it. I have had luck with every Corsair product I have had. New or Used.

Windows 7 x64
i5 4670k
MSI GTX 760 HAWK edition (1111Mhz 1185Mhz boost)
ADATA 4GB Ram (its a gaming machine what?)
BitFenix Prodigy (White)
Gigabyte B85N mITX
HDD 250 GB who cares
and second HDD 320 GB holds games

MSI N760 HAWK G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: +Build
+Black PCB

Cons: -Not as powerful as a 7970

Other Thoughts: I went from a 7970 which had 0 performance issue other than physx was missing. I decided to make a lateral move to the HAWK because I was able to sell it for $250 and pick this card up for $260. It was well worth the swap, because I really wanted the physx built into the card, and I wanted something that consumed less power.

The HAWK doesn't disappoint during game play at all. I notice a 10 FPS hit in several games but that 7970 was pumping 70+ FPS in every game so it was an easy trade off for me.

This card will drive quad monitors and GeForce experience is great! I have not OC'd the card at all because I don't need to.

i7 930
Liquid cooled (H60 wannabe)
6GB RAM (triple channel)
1000w Ultra PSU
Everything running stock speeds.

Tomb Raider 50 FPS Avg
Battle Field 4 50+FPS Avg
Border Lands 2 100 FPS Capped
Crysis 2 Looks excellent (unknown FPS)

Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Nice fit and finish

Cons: No good software for cloning HDD included
Somewhat slower (boots to desktop in 45sec vs 15 like other options out there)

Other Thoughts: Seems to be a great unit so far.


James H.'s Profile

Display Name: James H.

Date Joined: 01/02/13

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 07/30/13
  • Last Review: 03/24/14
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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