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Old October 14, 2008, 11:26 PM
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Corsair have just launched the new Power Series power supplies, also know as the CX series.

“Fremont, CA, October 14, 2008 – Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, announced today a new line of economical, quiet, and energy-efficient desktop computer power supplies. Dubbed Corsair Power, the new series provides unprecedented features at a surprisingly affordable price point.

Building on the tremendous success of previous Corsair units such as the award-winning HX1000W, the new Power series was developed using the same extensive engineering knowledge and rigorous testing to produce a best-in-class power supply for mainstream users. The Power series is designed to offer the best performance available at its price point. Initially available in a 400 Watt model, the CX400W, the Corsair Power series delivers clean and reliable power. Additionally, the Power series features a large number of connectors designed for optimum compatibility with today’s PCs, attached to fully-sleeved cables long enough for some of the tallest cases on the market.

“Corsair is very proud to announce an entirely new product line for builders with lower power requirements,” said Jim Carlton, Vice President of Marketing at Corsair. “With the first product in the Power series, the CX400W, system builders who don’t need high-wattage power supplies finally have an inexpensive and high-quality solution.”

Due to its energy-efficient design and Active PFC (Power Factor Correction) circuitry, the CX400W is capable of delivering greater than 80% efficiency ratings, allowing it to run extremely cool and use very little energy, reducing its operating costs significantly. Cooled by a large, thermally-controlled 120mm fan, the CX400W can provide stable, continuous power while remaining whisper quiet.

The Corsair Power CX400W, CMPSU-400CX, is available immediately through Corsair’s world-wide authorized dealer channel, with a MSRP of $59.99 USD. All Power series power supplies are backed by a 3-Year Limited Warranty complete with customer support via telephone, email, forum and Tech Support Xpress troubleshooting guide. For more information on Corsair products and technology, please visit www.corsair.com


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it seems good deal for budget computer... and address is not working properly...
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it seems good deal for budget computer... and address is not working properly...
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But I don't really think that is a good deal... I would think a 400 watt budget model would be a little lower then that. But Corsair is a good name, if it proves to be a good power supply, the price isn't bad.

I do like the look of it though!
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Great to see a budget Corsair psu. I just noticed that the warranty is just 3 years vs the 5 years of others but that's the price for cutting costs.
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400CX

Why exactly, is this thing more expensive than the 450VX?
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400CX

Why exactly, is this thing more expensive than the 450VX?
Yeah exactly. I just don't see the point of a 400W PSU when they have the 450W...
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Actually, it is not more expensive than the 450. The VX450 is $92, the 400CX is $70.

The VX450 has a $12 instant rebate bringing it to $80, then a $15 mail-in rebate bringing it to $65 before taxes (which is still skewed).

I imagine that once rebates are applied to the 400CX the price will come down significantly. At $50-60 this may be a great buy for an Active PFC, long sleeved cables and EPS 8 pin connection.

They otherwise seem very similar in specs, except the VX450 has 3 more amps on the 12V rail.

The cable connections are about the same, most importantly they both have an EPS 8 pin connector. This new 400CX also has a 6+2 pin PCIe connection, where the VX450 only has a 6 pin (no big deal because the 6+2 pin seems to only appear in vid cards that require TWO of them, which niether of these units will run out of the box).

I very much hope Skymtl gets his hands on one for review, because it's the innards I fear are different. I am also wondering if the sleeving continues into the enclosure, or if it ends in shrink tube just outside (like it does with my VX550 that doesn't match the pictures on NCIX ffs). If they have skimped a lot on the caps and other innards, for a budget system I'd rather save another $20-30 and just use a Sparkle 400. If you need an EPS conection, there are other quality options out there that fall below $50 when on sale.

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