Summary: Corsair's new Builder CX430 V2 power supply really impressed me. At first, when I saw that Corsair rated it for full power only at 30°C, I was troubled and thought that my 50°C hot box would really give it a hard time. However I was dead wrong, the PSU not only worked at over 50°C ambient but performed really well, especially if we take into account that it belongs to the low end category.
Pros: Low price, Very good price/performance ratio, Managed full power at 52.1°C ambient, Close to 2% voltage regulation at +12V and 5V, Very good ripple/noise supression. Excellent on 3.3 V rail., +12V and 5V handled Advanced Transient Response tests very well, although the small capacity of the unit imposed a big handicap
Cons: 3.3V rail showed bad performance during Advanced Transient Response tests, 2x 6-pin PCIe would be more useful than the single 6+2 pin connector, Only three peripheral connectors, Outdated user's manual
Excerpt: Corsair certainly seem to have the Midas touch – earning a great reputation within whatever market they decide to target. Their reputation in the power supply sector is already one of the best and today we are looking at the follow up to the original CX430 – the new CX430 V2, created to offer a solid, reliable power supply at the lowest possible price point.