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Corsair CX-430M
9.1 out of 10

Corsair CX-430M

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Reviews and Problems with Corsair CX-430M

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Overall 4
4.0

Do not use if you have a GPU that requires an 8 and a 6 pin connection

Nathaniel Y., Newegg
9 January 2016
  • Summary: I was satisfied with the PSU overall, up until the point where I installed my graphics card. I went to plug it in and realized they had only supplied one 6+2 pin connector instead of two, leaving me with no choice but to use a molex to 6 pin adapter for the 6 pin connection on my GPU.
  • Pros: -The black rubber sleeved cables are easy to cable manage.
  • Cons: -Only (1) 6+2 pin connector (making you not able to use most graphics cards safely)
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Design, Easy to use... but cannot keep a stable supply of power.

Michael T., Newegg
4 January 2016
  • Summary: - I like the product aside from the fact that mine is defective. This is the first Refurbished component I have ever bought that has been defective. Disappointing as I have bought several Corsair products over the years and have always thought and heard that their QC was as good as it gets.
  • Pros: - Modular Design - Small - Lightweight - Relatively quiet (at first) - High quality PSU to Component power cables. Well done. - Cheap. Even when not refurbed these things are like 20 bucks cheaper than the competition.
  • Cons: - Has been very unstable in the month or so I have had it, at this point will just be scrapping it and grabbing a different PSU. At first i cracked it down to the local supply, but the frequency of these shutdowns has not slowed it is in fact increasing. - I have a GTX 960 [120 watt peak] + i5 44...
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Overall 4
4.0

Power cord! Beware!

MAREN J., Newegg
19 November 2015
  • Pros: So far the PSU itself works, but beware of the power cord that comes with it!
  • Cons: The power cord that came with the PSU shorted out my brand new PC build! I would take great caution in using the stock power cord. I'll keep this review updated if it did in fact short something on the motherboard or worse.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after 3 months

Brad Z., Newegg
2 November 2015
  • Pros: I liked the semi-modular aspects and the cords were long enough for the case I have. It was very quiet.
  • Cons: Died after a few months. Unfortunately, I now get to deal with the warranty stuff and pay to ship this thing back for RMA to Corsair. The RMA process isn't a terrible hassle - it got approved very quickly, but I still get to box it up, drive to the post office, and pay to ship it back. Definitely...
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Overall 4
4.0

Average

Anonymous, Newegg
20 October 2015
  • Pros: Its cheap
  • Cons: Died after one year with low amount of usage and regular cleanliness
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Overall 4
4.0

price with rebate is deceiving

Murji R., Newegg
7 October 2015
  • Summary: buy with expectation of not receiving the rebate if there is one
  • Pros: well known brand that makes good products
  • Cons: the price with rebate is deceiving becuase to get your rebate from corsair is a gamble... they will find all kinds of excuses (like missing upc lable when it really wasnt) and deny your claim. for a $20 rebate, you could end up wasing couple hrs! - not worth it
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Overall 4
4.0

Noisy

Edmund B., Newegg
5 October 2015
  • Summary: At least the good news is that at least I'll know when its on. It will be tucked away in a cubby hole where I won't be able to see the ITX case power LED.
  • Pros: It lights up a 6 watt maximum SoC CPU/motherboard with a stick of low voltage 203 pin DDR3 and a SSD. No smoke or sparks yet. Inexpensive.
  • Cons: Annoyingly noisy. It is the only moving part on this rig, the CPU is passively cooled. Probably this means one of the bearings is defective. It will probably fail at some point. But the power draw on this rig is so low it will probably keep on plugging away after the fan has failed completely.
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Overall 4
4.0

The CX430 M is NOT a modular power supply.

Gary Evans, Amazon
1 July 2015
  • Summary: This is NOT a modular power supply, as implied by the M, or as described in the title, or as written on the box. It is partially modular in that there are four plug-in cables for power applications, I mod most of my builds so this would have gone back were it not for the fact that this is a small...
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Overall 4
4.0

Great power supply except...

Yuri M., Newegg
28 June 2015
  • Summary: Usually a great power supply except when it doesn't work.
  • Pros: Well this power supply worked fine and was easy to manage.
  • Cons: It died after two weeks of use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good at first, now wires are broken

Jacob P., Newegg
16 June 2015
  • Summary: I bought the 430 watt model to replace an older PSU that was starting to get loud. Out of the box, I was very impressed at the looks and the performance. It ran great, until a few days ago. I leave my computer on 24/7.
  • Pros: Good Looks Quiet Fan Rebate at the time of purchase Plenty of connectors
  • Cons: Wires were not properly crimped
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