Summary: For a small form factor MD, this is solid. But if you are a beginner, do consider other brands with better support, or at least many available online tutorials. And do take advantage of rebate.
Pros: This is a solid mini-ITX FM2+ MB, and it is as simple as that. Everything is labeled well. It's support up to DDR3 2400 is a great advantage to take.
Cons: I find the manual is lacking depth. For experienced users, this isn't such a big deal, but for novice builders, this could be a problem. Company website has detailed list of compatibility and they are easy to find, but it would have been nice if they'd included a hard copy.
Summary: It seems to be a decent power supply. It's been in a low demand machine for several years. However, if you have much in your PC, this PS will not be for you. If you have hard drives spread out for heat reasons, the modular cords are too short to reach them. Which begs the question, why bother?
Pros: Has worked well for several years with minimal demand system
Cons: Modular Cords too short to use with spread out devices in full tower You end up using all the modular cords if you have much in the PC, so why bother?
Summary: got this in July. I moved my computer and accidentally grabbed the wrong cable (printer cable, but same female socket) I heard popping noises and believed it was the cable I was using, so I tracked down the one that came with it, and it also made popping noises.
Pros: -great psu for your money -seemingly great quality
Summary: Good power supply for the price. Not the one I would buy again (I would buy something quieter at full load.)
Pros: Power supply is extremely quiet when it has no load. If I'm playing a simple game (such solitaire or plants vs zombies, it's quiet). Almost a whisper. The connectors are very high quality. I bought a Rosewill power supply and the connectors on it just broke after just a few uses. These seem to be...
Cons: Squeals at full load. If I'm using my CPU at full load, it squeals. It's loud and annoying.
Summary: In all, a decent PSU for the price. Just, watch out for that main connector. If you search for "corsair cx 24-pin," you'll see many others have had similar issues. This might be a design flaw.
Pros: Great efficiency for the price. It provided enough power for my mITX PC's initial incarnation (with mid-end GPU).
Cons: Delicious power cable spaghetti! It provided more cables than I needed at a little too long a length. Not that big a con, I suppose. Difficult to get the 24-pin main connector to lock in and snap. Make sure you push down on that sucker hard. Some carelessness in this matter gave me some serious p...
Summary: I'm thinking about refunding this for a 500 Watt EVGA power-supply instead.
Pros: - Looks nice. - Pretty Corsair Logo on it. - Can last for a long time unless you overclock.
Cons: - Only 430 Watts. - Terrible for overclocking, if you try to overclock, good luck, just make sure you bring something to put out the fire if it catches on fire. - Forced to use Molex connectors for GPU because only one PCI connector, which most cards need 2 of the, - Kind of loud, so not good if ...
Summary: Make sure you really only need 430W for your build, and account for any potential future upgrades.
Pros: Quiet (mostly, see below) Nice looking design Modular
Cons: The ATX power cable was REALLY hard to seat in the motherboard. I had to apply so much pressure I thought I was going to break it. Eventually I got it all the way on to the connector but it never really made that "snap" it usually does when the cable is properly clipped in. I also started to hear...
Pros: Looks to be stable PSUs - I have three Corsair PSUs now running in my different systems. Efficiency good - doesn't draw more power from the circuit than the PC actually need.
Cons: Main power connector to the motherboard is always impossible to insert completely and may not go far enough to lock into place. Bought this model since it was tagged with a mail-in rebate at Newegg. Corsair denied the rebate claiming it was the wrong UPC, however everything was mailed in correctl...
Summary: I guess you get what you pay and now I'm suffering from it. At first it was great , but on 3/21/2015, ordered it on 12/11/2014, it started exhibiting the behavior of an old PSU I had: it would not power the motherboard unless it was completely shut off from the electrical socket then reattached.