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Thread: Corsair CX and CX-M "cheat sheet"

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    Let's keep this on topic. We can discuss fans in another thread.

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    Which flavor do you guys prefer for the new CX? (550~750W)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgbodosk View Post
    Which flavor do you guys prefer for the new CX? (550~750W)
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgbodosk View Post
    Which flavor do you guys prefer for the new CX? (550~750W)
    CX-m 450/550.

    I wouldn't ever do a build with a non-modular unit again. Likewise, if you need 650-750w unit, you're better off going up the product stack than a budget bronze design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgbodosk View Post
    Which flavor do you guys prefer for the new CX? (550~750W)
    No...

    Like Tator Tot already said, the 450W and 550W version are the interesting ones. If you need more then 550W, and even 550W is already a lot, you should be looking at better power supplies. This is not a problem of the CX series by the way, they are actually quite good, but it's just always true for a budget orientated power supply serie.
    Last edited by -The_Mask-; 07-15-2019 at 04:21 AM.

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    Cheap PSU series only make sense in lower wattages.

    A 1000W Cheap 80plus Bronze makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    Cheap PSU series only make sense in lower wattages.

    A 1000W Cheap 80plus Bronze makes no sense.
    Depends on the quality and design used. If it's a high quality 1000W PSU with good performance based on a modern design, it could be fine. 80PLUS Bronze could also mean that the efficiency drops at 100% load, but is around 90% or higher the rest of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    Depends on the quality and design used. If it's a high quality 1000W PSU with good performance based on a modern design, it could be fine. 80PLUS Bronze could also mean that the efficiency drops at 100% load, but is around 90% or higher the rest of the time.
    Yeah, but if it's a modern design, it's probably going to be better than Bronze efficiency.

    It's gotten to the point that you automatically get Gold, or even Silver with some margin applied, simply by using LLC.

    If you look at the 80 PLUS reports for CX550, 650 and 750, you'll see they're actually Silver. One of the reasons we can't upgrade CX-M to LLC is because the cost is too high to go from DF to LLC. Eventually, we're going to have to kill CX and force people to buy a low cost Gold at that price point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    One of the reasons we can't upgrade CX-M to LLC is because the cost is too high to go from DF to LLC. Eventually, we're going to have to kill CX and force people to buy a low cost Gold at that price point.
    I'm really happy with my CX-450M powering my i7-6700 & RX470. It's more than enough for my needs. Is the reason that you're probably going to change a cost decision, where as (I totally guess) LLC becomes more commonplace it will become cheaper to manufacture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDILord View Post
    I'm really happy with my CX-450M powering my i7-6700 & RX470. It's more than enough for my needs. Is the reason that you're probably going to change a cost decision, where as (I totally guess) LLC becomes more commonplace it will become cheaper to manufacture?
    If you use LLC, you pretty much get Gold by default. To cost down the platform to obtain Bronze is minimal, so might as well just make a Gold PSU and call it a day.

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