Summary: Since when does a 850W Gold Rated PSU cost the same as a additional GPU? I've been in the computer building scene for years and I never bought into these pricey PSU's. The only reason this power supply is in my current build is due to it being purchased used in a pre-built system.
Pros: Completely silent during normal operation. Fan doesn't need to run, until more than 40% load. Running with I5 4690 and NVidia 970 power supply fan stays off except when gaming. Haven't put case sides on yet so power supply is still whisper quiet even from few inches away.
Pros: I'm very pleased with the wide variety of PSU's (power supply unit) Corsair has to offer. I'll admit I was a little confused about all the models they had. ex. AX, HX, RM, CS, CX & VS. However after researching them on Corsair's website, it made the choice for me much easier. The fan is very quie...
Summary: Sad that this otherwise easy set-up and more powerful supply was broken. going to try and get a replacement or possibly a refund.
Pros: I have never owned a modular power supply. I love it. Installing was easy and the box itself is not too bulky. The modular option made cable management pretty easy I am a beginner at that sort of thing and while it was not the cleanest management ever, it looked way better than what I had before.
Cons: I unfortunately received a dud power supply. after rigorous trouble shooting it was determined and confirmed by others that the power supply simply was inoperable.
Pros: So far a very good and stable power supply except for the constant whining noise.
Cons: After about two weeks of use the power supply is now whining constantly and gets louder under load, very annoying and not acceptable. I would not recommend this PSU. I'm returning this one and trying a 850W EVGA.