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CORSAIR Professional Series CMPSU-850AX/RF 850W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply Factory Refurbished
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good price and heavy construction.

Cons: Died after less than 2 months.
Took down my mobo with it.

Other Thoughts: Everything worked fine until I started to have to let the system sit 3-5 minutes with the PS either unplugged or the switch turned off. Otherwise it had to sit for 30+ minutes. Nor did the fan come on, ever. Not one time!
After replacing it with my good back up PS, my system boots up ok , unless I have both my memory sticks installed. My mobo will now only boot with one stick of memory, not the paired two it was ok with for the last 3 years.
Online I read were this is a common occurrence when a PS goes out.
I will never buy a refurbished PS again!!!
As to whether I buy from Corsair again depends on whether Corsairs customer service rises to the occasion and refunds me the money for the PS and the mobo.

HGST Travelstar H2IK10003272SN (0S03563) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Small and quiet, large capacity.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I am using two as back up.
I am using a Seagate hybrid as my main drive, the SSD side does make a difference in boot times.
I have gone over to these drives in my desktop as they are far quieter, and produce far less heat than the full size drives. Haven't had any issues so far. Have been using laptop drives for a year now.

Corsair Certified HXi Series HX1000i 1000W High Performance 80 Plus Platinum Full Modular Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Solid, lots of power, lots of cables, nice packaging. Killer buy compared to the new price.

Cons: Haven't had it stressed out to see if it has any problems.
Runs below power levels needed to run the fan except for a few seconds every couple of hours.

Other Thoughts: I probably will not ever have a rig that will draw enough power to stress test it.
I like that my power needs are below the need for the cooling fan to run more than a couple of seconds once in a blue moon. makes for a quiet rig.
The few seconds it does run you will know it . It is loud but then a power supply this size will generate a lot of heat at higher levels of power draw.
The cables come in a nice pouch, will make easy to keep track of them.
The power supply came in a velvet like cover.
While it may be far more than you may need, for the price is well worth it. Why pay for new and less when you can get huge for the same! You may never need to stress it. which is always a great thing electrically.


Kenneth L.'s Profile

Display Name: Kenneth L.

Date Joined: 12/07/05

  • Reviews: 24
  • Helpfulness: 10
  • First Review: 11/07/11
  • Last Review: 04/08/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 1 out of 5 eggs
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