Summary: I bought three of these from three different sources at three different points in time. All three were being used in always-on servers that were kept cool and relatively low load. All three failed in less than two years in the exact same way.
Summary: Now that 40 days have gone by it has started this high pitch buzzing sound and starting to show signs of 'old age' but its too late to return the product and without another replacement would set me behind for a week..
Pros: I've had it for 3 months so far and it works well; my computer powers on every time and everything functions properly, but I can't speak to the long term durability yet.
Cons: Rebate was denied because Corsair said that it was postmarked outside of the rebate timeframe, but that's not accurate unless it somehow took the post office 2 weeks to postmark it. That was a big reason that I bought this brand and being lied to sucks.
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)
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.
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...
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
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.
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...