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Old 11-14-2012
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Default advice please, keep old vx450 or new cx500

I basically got a free cx500 after instant off combo and rebate. I assumed corsair budget cx was same as vx, I know never assume. I havent received it yet but before I build I would really appreciate some advice. Im changing to intel for low watt/price etc. Here's the build

asus p8h77-v le
celeron G540 (i5 later on)
corsair vengeance ddr3 1600 9-9-9-24 1.5v
sapphire 4850 1gb (sapphire 7750 or the 7770 later)
wd black 640gb sata
32-64gb ssd (adding later)
no dvd

right now I have
biostar ta790gx a2+
phenom II 940
gskill pi black ddr2 800
sapphire 4850 1gb
wd black 640gb raid 0
no dvd
corsair vx450w

My first vx450w burned out after 2 years I think. Shut off bc2 game to take a break, psu smoked and something rattled inside when i removed it (capacitor i think not sure). They replaced it so i think this is around 4 years old i am not sure really.

Now question, do you think it better to keep vx450 or cx500?
the other will be used with the phenom II which im selling to friend for cheap.

Thank you for any advice
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I'd keep the VX450 personally. It has Japanese caps, and Seasonic has a much better reputation for quality than CWT.
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Old 11-15-2012
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CX500 if you plan on upgrading to card requiring 2x PCI-E connectors later still, otherwise pretty much doesn't matter - they are quite comparable units.
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CX500 if you plan on upgrading to card requiring 2x PCI-E connectors later still, otherwise pretty much doesn't matter - they are quite comparable units.
This is certainly the position I'd back myself.*
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Old 12-05-2012
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I'm a little surprised to see two posters claim those two units are comparable. I respectfully disagree.

Age might be a consideration here, but the VX450 is a far superior unit in most respects. It has the guts of a fairly high end seasonic platform from a few years ago. The old CX400 was the same way, substitute a few Japanese caps for Taiwanese.

The new CX line is a substantial step down in quality from what Corsair was offering a few years ago in a similar price range. Not that the bulder series CX's are bad. They are in fact quite good. But the build quality is not in the same league as the VX450 or its little brother from a few years ago.

I would likely stay with the VX were I in your position.
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Old 12-06-2012
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S12 was never a high-end platform TBH. More like mid range at best.

A refreshment:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story3&reid=64

It's still a group regulated unit, nothing to write home about. May be great when compared to the competition at the time (over 5 years ago!) but current budget offerings aren't exactly much (if any) worse. Only plainly visible difference is VX having better caps, but it's not much of an issue, since in CWT builds fan tends to rotate pretty fast@idle, giving more than enough cooling to caps (which, based on CX430's reviews, are Teapo and Samxon, so not exactly trash tier either). So you likely won't notice the difference anyway in practice. But you will obviously notice worse cabling on VX450.
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Old 12-06-2012
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Only plainly visible difference is VX having better caps, but it's not much of an issue, since in CWT builds fan tends to rotate pretty fast@idle, giving more than enough cooling to caps (which, based on CX430's reviews, are Teapo and Samxon, so not exactly trash tier either).
In other words: The new unit will be pretty loud, compared to the old VX one...

And I disagree:
There is no reason to choose the new CX over the old VX. That's more than one step backwards. Not only the caps are worse but also the fan isn't good at all...
It's just a sleeve bearing Yate Loon one wich I wouldn't have in any PSU...
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So you likely won't notice the difference anyway in practice. But you will obviously notice worse cabling on VX450.
Well, I think he might notice the noise coming from the new PSU...
So he will notice a diference between the two PSUs...
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I'd keep the Corsair VX450.
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In other words: The new unit will be pretty loud, compared to the old VX one...

And I disagree:
There is no reason to choose the new CX over the old VX. That's more than one step backwards. Not only the caps are worse but also the fan isn't good at all...
It's just a sleeve bearing Yate Loon one wich I wouldn't have in any PSU...

Well, I think he might notice the noise coming from the new PSU...
So he will notice a diference between the two PSUs...
And you think that BB Adda in VX450 is amazing and top of the line fan? LOL. It's one of those fans I frequently see manually swapped in PSUs due to bearing noise. Which I've also heard personally and can say, that if this isn't an issue for OP, I doubt somewhat higher RPMs will be either.
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TMI,

Very similar...negligible differences in this class and price.

Keep the old in the old and put the new in the new and save your-self the time and aggravation of rewiring the old. WIN.
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