I'm sure some of you have probably seen this question 6/2(2+1)
I was in an argument on twitter with people saying the answer was nine when it has to be 1 because in equation you always solve the bracket and the number attached to bracket meaning it can't be nine because if you turned 6 into X to naturally solve X you would do 9/2(2+1)= X but you can't get 6 meaning it's incorrect.
I strongly believe the answer is 1 but I want to understand why people think it's 9 or if I'm actually incorrect(which I don't think I am)
Ambient temps DO affect this - if your PSU is intaking from the bottom of the case and is intaking cooler air (20*C-ish) it COULD keep itself cool enough to survive I imagine. Load % as well as the exact CX revision. There were a few SeaSonic CXs a few years ago
Your review just isn't adequate to support you bashing this product. No data or evidence it provided. Claiming to get better performance with a different PSU simply isn't logical. Yes, it's a cheap relatively low quality PSU, but if you want to claim that it's completely unsuitable for most builds then you'd better provide data.
People hate them because they're used in systems they aren't supposed to be used with. A GTX 760 is pushing it, but isn't a death wish. Also, Corsair does not manufacture the PSU like the OP said so not all Corsair PSUs are going to be good.
There's a bit of misinformation in here which I want to clear up.
Reviewers have known for a long time that cheaper PSUs are not "ok" per se, for every build. No reviewer will tell you it's a good idea to put a Corsair VS (old) in a system with two GTX 980s. In the past it used to be that you'd buy the highest wattage PSU you could afford which usually meant you were OK. Now, however, as consumerism has become more rampant in the tech industry, desktop PSUs have been significantly cheapened to the point where it's very easy to buy units that are cheap and also shitty. You can tell by looking at the internals of a Corsair CX that it won't last forever and that it should not be used with hot components and that it won't be the most reliable thing in the world for people in hot climates with hot systems.
It's not super uncommon. Nearly every OEM does it.... FSP, Super Flower, Channel Well, Delta, Seasonic, heck, even Etasis has their own units.
But yes, many do have brands that source models from them.
Yes, a 3 year warranty isn't great, however, if put in a correct system this should be no worry. They're intended for office builds as they brand on their own website. And the efficiency thing? Commonly misunderstood. 80+ Bronze vs 80+ Platinum would save the average joe up to maybe $5 USD per year if they use a PC like I do. For someone folding@home all day then it makes perfect sense as you could save upwards of perhaps $70 per year which is pretty significant. However, even most gaming systems won't see a benefit from higher 80+ PLUS efficiency. Check out the link in my sig about it. It's also pinned on the PSU/Cases subforum. Very few people have any actual reason for higher efficiency apart from the security of knowing that it's at least trying to be efficient as well as the security of knowing that it's not made up of corn and bacon grease.
Yes, the M means it is semi-modular. The M also implies that it's one of the CX that have a higher temperature tolerance (I believe of either 42C or 37C) and are actually not built terrible inside at all. The third-generation CX series are the same as the M-series. This does mean that, if a seller doesn't properly check the SKU of the PSU their selling that you could end up with a first or second-gen one that is inferior when you paid for a better product.
Again, it's not "bad," it's just that people see "Corsair" on the side and assume it's better than it is because many assume Corsair makes the power supply which they don't. This doesn't make it bad, it means that people haven't properly read into what they're buying which happens with millions of other products like cars, for example. It has a mix of capacitors (the 3rd gen and M-series) that are capable of either 85C or 105C depending on what part of the PSU they're on. The PSU still doesn't like high temperatures but the point is it isn't the caps that cause it to struggle at high temps.
Corsair still brands it for office PCs
It's entirely possible that, if your GPU were starved of power that you might have framerate issues, however I'm willing to bet that it was more a placebo effect of buying a better PSU.
It's not a bad apple. It's a poorly misunderstood unit. If you put it in the right system, as I've said many times before, then it will be fine. You can find better PSUs for the money for not much more (Antec HCG, EVGA B2, Seasonic/XFX units). The lower-wattage units are the ones that fit a proper value spectrum, like the CX430M which may be better for somebody who will see no tangible difference. Once you get into CX500M and up territory then it can make a difference, of course.
If you can't recommend it to *anyone* then you've also misunderstood this unit in its entirety. It's not for systems with GTX 770s like yours. It's for no-GPU or 750ti systems. You just misused it.
And also, this isn't a Reddit AMA. This is a tech forum, OK?
I fail to see the point of the review, as anyone who has asked has been told that it's not for any serious gaming. Does that make it bad? Of course not. It was made for a purpose and serves that purpose very well. It's like saying you used RON 95 fuel in a Ferrari and complained that RON 97 would be better for your usage....
You shouldn't review based on what people tell you and read online. Yes, specs are important and precedent should be of influence, but review based on your experience with it - whatever that may be. Otherwise, it's kinda bogus
I had a CX600M with a 290X and an i5 2500K OC'ed. Worked fine for me for about 4 months before I sold that computer.