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    Hi,
    My VX450 went boom after serving for 7 years without breaking a sweat!

    I ordered the Corsair entry level VS350 and was amazed to see the PSU housing was out of place! When I installed it the fan made such horrible noise that I already requested a replacement. My desktop is now a non-gaming machine with two hdds and a low power ATI R7-240 so 350 W would suffice.

    Any thoughts on why corsair is going down the drain?

    The VX/HX series were so amazing. Even if entry level I don't expect corsair to come up with these defects

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    Long story short, it's about profits.

    They chose a lower cost design that was easy to manufacture so they could get more units out the door and ride on the coat-tails of their past successes.
    The VS line isn't awful " Diablotech blow your computer up, and set the house on fire" garbage but it's definitely made to the bare minimum specification.

    Not to dog on Corsair as a whole (as I think some of their recent products have been great, and my experience with the support has still been top notch), but they have definitely dropped the ball on what could have been potentially great products, where oversights by product managers created a poor offering in the market on what could have been a great product.

    I think the biggest example of this could potentially be either the SP2200 speakers or the CX Series relaunch (with the CX430 being the problem child.)

    As of right now, it all seems to be working it's way back up but it's definitely not there yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    The VS line isn't awful " Diablotech blow your computer up, and set the house on fire" garbage but it's definitely made to the bare minimum specification.
    After 3 years or so in use, yes, they are. And so is anything else with CapXon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killswitch View Post
    the fan made such horrible noise that I already requested a replacement.
    Can't you request a different PSU?

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    VS is lower end than VX was at the time.

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    Besides, VX450 was Seasonic S12 II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killswitch View Post
    Hi,
    My VX450 went boom after serving for 7 years without breaking a sweat!

    I ordered the Corsair entry level VS350 and was amazed to see the PSU housing was out of place! When I installed it the fan made such horrible noise that I already requested a replacement. My desktop is now a non-gaming machine with two hdds and a low power ATI R7-240 so 350 W would suffice.

    Any thoughts on why corsair is going down the drain?

    The VX/HX series were so amazing. Even if entry level I don't expect corsair to come up with these defects
    Why do you think Corsair is "going down the drain" simply because you received a damaged unit?

    Who knows who in what warehouse checked that thing across the room. I've seen PSUs show up where the housing is a complete parallelogram from being dropped, thrown, etc. Unfortunately, padding inside the retail box doesn't help to much. They prevent crush damage, but if you put enough G's behind throwing or dropping a box, the PSU inside can still get damaged.

    Quote Originally Posted by rafal_iB_PL View Post
    VS is lower end than VX was at the time.
    Exactly. You bought a lower end unit than the VX and expect equal to better quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Exactly. You bought a lower end unit than the VX and expect equal to better quality?
    I would argue that yes, you should expect equal to better quality in 7 years time. If a company can not bring up their bottom line quality to match products that are 7 years old in something as low cost and fast moving as electronics then they are indeed going down the drain as their product development has died. I expect that what is highend today will move down to low end tomorrow. What is lowend today should not be lower end than what was lowend yesterday. And when the VX was introduced it was indeed the lowend/value product from Corsair.

    Either that, or Corsair has deliberately chosen to release products that are WORSE than what they were doing 7 years ago which certainly could be thought of as going down the drain since their quality is regressing.

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    But who can? Cooler Master GM is the only "low-end" PSU which doesn't use a double forward design with group regulation, but for the price you don't get high quality caps, but some cheap CapXons.

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