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Old November 5, 2013, 09:16 AM
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NCIX has a huge sale this week ending Nov 6. They have a lot of Corsair PSU: most of them are REFURBS with 1 year warranty. The cost of shipping is $5 (over $50).

It seems that I see a lot of refurbs from Corsair even from the past selling (also OCZ).
Are the savings worth it?

I am thinking of buy an HX750W (4x pcie) but it is a refurb for $69.99? the TX750 goes for $54.99. Any thoughts what has been fixed?
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Old November 5, 2013, 09:24 AM
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I don't mind refurbs, Most stuff is just made in a factory now by machines (or kids) with speed being the major factor. Refurbs might have had something wrong but they've now been manually inspected, repaired and tested. That to me is actually another level of QA on that particular product.
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Old November 5, 2013, 09:43 AM
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HX750W vs TX750W

Difference of $15. Is the HX worth the extra? Not a lot of money but I would rather just spend around $50 for 'a refurb'.
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Old November 5, 2013, 05:10 PM
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The HX series are 80 plus Gold certified and the TX are 80 plus Bronze certified.

So really the HX is a more efficient model.
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Old November 9, 2013, 05:49 PM
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The HX series are 80 plus Gold certified and the TX are 80 plus Bronze certified.

So really the HX is a more efficient model.
Original HX series were only silver if I recall correctly and the major difference between the two is HX is modular and TX is not.

I'm not sure what 80Plus rating it holds on the refurb unit but it should hold at least Bronze on either models.
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Old November 9, 2013, 11:37 PM
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I bought an HX750 refurb the other day, it'll be here tuesday so I'll follow up.
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Old November 10, 2013, 04:08 AM
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Most PSU failure (I would assume) would be DOA from a quality control issue. So I don't think I would have an issue buying a refurb as long as it was still a reputable brand and a good savings over the non-refurb. Just meas someone actually looked through the PSU and found QC issues and fixed them manually.
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Old November 12, 2013, 01:52 PM
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Alright PSU is in. Powers my i7, 2 560tis no problem. Came packaged in an OEM box but it appears to be new, so maybe it was just a return.
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Old November 12, 2013, 02:00 PM
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The term refurbished can mean SOOOO much but in general its simply something that a person has returned due to not needing or upgrading or etc. Because stores can't sell a "opened" item at full cost they have to either call it "Open Box" or "Refurbished".

The perk? You usually get a brand new product at a reduced cost and sometimes reduced warranty. But honestly its a power supply.. They are either good or bad.
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Old November 12, 2013, 02:15 PM
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I picked up one of the HX750 refurb's last week. It has a big scratch on the top which is probably why it was returned, but it's hidden where it's mounted in my build.
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