Summary: I was terrified because i bought this to save money then later l learned you dont skimp on the psu and i came back to look at reviews and some were DOA or whining fans i thought for sure mine wouldnt work but luckily it did and no probs with my first build
Pros: It works fine so far no problems im happy with it.
Cons: the mesh around the cables are very stiff making it hard to cable manage in some spots
Summary: Okay so I got it and it works fine an powers my rig just fine Intel I5-4460 G-Skill RipJawz 8gb R9 280x Seagate Barracuda 1Tb. But after installed it i noticed a a quite yet annoying clicking sound that isn't always there but it comes and goes. Other than that it's perfect.
Pros: Cheap,ample power, partially modular
Cons: Not all the cables are sleeved, and the unit makes a clicking noise sometimes more info below.
Summary: Great unit would recommend for some one looking for a high quality low price psu. refurbished is just as good as new sometimes
Pros: Great quality PSU hasn't failed me yet. Must have gotten a good refurbished unit i have not got the coil whine issue others have been reporting, to be honest I was quite sacred because of the reviews I saw. The semi modular portions was nice allowed my to use a 6+2 pci connect for the R9 280x
Cons: Stiff cables, can be hard to put through the holes and have enough length to get it on the on mother board. The daisy chain of sata cables can be hard for some people because the are wired upside down, but this wasn't a problem for me as the 280X i got as so massive i had to remove the hard drive...
Summary: I will be going back to the CXM or possibly even going with a different brand entirely since this will set me back return shipping. I wanted a quality PSU that also looked great AND only require the PCI-e and one SATA power connector.
Pros: It's a Corsair so I'm sure it will provide years of service without any issues.
Cons: 1)Cable sleeves are made of that cheap mesh covering. The CXM line of PSUs from Corsair have black wiring and no mesh so why can't the TXM series have black wiring considering it's a higher end PSU? 2)It's listed as semi-modular however it has not only the motherboard connectors but also the mole...
Summary: I'm not sure if this a reflection of the TX units from Corsair or if I just was unlucky receiving a defective refurbished unit? The unit powered on. However, the fan would stutter and shake for a good minute before it would begin to spin.
Pros: i usually buy refurbished power supply since its a bargain and they last just as long as the newer ones. The unit is well built and the unit is very quiet.
Cons: If you're building a rig with a mid-tower ATX computer case that has cable management on the back side, the 6 or the 8 pin connector wire to power the mobo is about 1 to 2 inches too short since it has to be routed from the back side of the motherboard. It can be connected, however, the wire bend...
Summary: limiting fps in games kills the coil whine, but that's a work-around.
Pros: Solid construction, looks nice, modular cables in a variety of configurations.
Cons: I think I know why this one is a refurb: It has vicious coil whine. It SHRIEKS LIKE A BANSHEE any time my GPU starts pushing out over 100 or so FPS. I know it's the power supply, because that's the only thing I changed today. The video card (and the rest of the system) were whine-free with my old...
Pros: Great PSU has all the connections for anything you could want to do. I was worried I may not have the right connections for a GPU I ordered, because some reviews said it didn't come with the right connections, but not to worry this PSU had those connections. The GPU came with connections that pro...
Cons: I tried really hard, and I can't think of any.
Summary: got a refurbished unit, worked excellent for first 30 days, then the fan sounds like it is not as "energetic" as before during startup. maybe the fan is dying?? also, my whole room gets extremely hot after 1.5 hours of use and starts to smell bad hopefully corsair warranty can replace it