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[US] [Newegg] Corsair CX 450 $50

This PSU has no business being this good at this price. Rated as one of the best units in Tier B on our forum's PSU list

 

https://www.newegg.com/corsair-cx-series-cx450-450w/p/N82E16817139201?Item=N82E16817139201

 

Perfect for a budget build, though a 450w can handle surprisingly high-end components; a 5600x+3070 build only gets to about 375 

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2 minutes ago, Aereldor said:

a 5600x+3070 build only gets to about 375

but i cant in my conscious recommend anyone buying such a rig to use 450W PSU...

just doesnt feel right, especially with how the 30 series are tripping OCP on some higher end models because of spiky power draw behaviour

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I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

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Acer: shit tier quality products, shit tier customer service thus far, they "tried" to solve my issue but they arent really doing anything but delaying and delaying. (on-going case since July)

Gigabyte: horrible customer service (gigabyte had literally 0 customer service, asked me to go to retailer with NO WAY to email them about a question) but at least they fixed my shit in ONE MONTH (would probably take me 1 hour to fix if they let me email them)

XiaoMi Phones: built like a tank but the software is buggy as all hell

Seagate HDD: had too many dead seagate drives

Kingston SSD: 300V controller swap thingy

Razer (except their mouse)

 

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10 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

but i cant in my conscious recommend anyone buying such a rig to use 450W PSU...

just doesnt feel right, especially with how the 30 series are tripping OCP on some higher end models because of spiky power draw behaviour

yes, at least an rm650x

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14 minutes ago, Moonzy said:

but i cant in my conscious recommend anyone buying such a rig to use 450W PSU...

just doesnt feel right, especially with how the 30 series are tripping OCP on some higher end models because of spiky power draw behaviour

More importantly, why are you gonna get a budget power supply to run a beefy build? What kind of budget prioritization is that?

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CX450 has been good for me. 😊

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43 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

More importantly, why are you gonna get a budget power supply to run a beefy build? What kind of budget prioritization is that?

Got one hooked up to a 5700xt + OC 3600 in my friend's PC, been going strong for well over a year. Budget or no, it's a really good PSU.

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10 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

CX450 has been good for me.

CX 550 here, flawless execution.

 

HIGHLY recommend the CX series PSUs. Quiet as a mouse too, it's like the PC isn't even on.

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I actually snagged this a few days before Black Friday for $40 (after MIR which I did submit)

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Before 2018/2019, $40-50 after MIR was the standard price before import tariffs knocked PSU prices up. I've used the CX series in many builds including my personal build (4790k, 1080ti FTW3, CX550M) I only notice a coil whine when booting up FFXIV online, otherwise it's very quiet given my head is 2-3 feet away with open back headphones on. 

 

If you ask the PSUnerds, they'll tell you the M and Non M are different internally, with the non M being objectively better for protections, but both are good for budget-mid range gaming builds. 

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On 12/1/2020 at 1:17 AM, Moonzy said:

but i cant in my conscious recommend anyone buying such a rig to use 450W PSU...

just doesnt feel right, especially with how the 30 series are tripping OCP on some higher end models because of spiky power draw behaviour

Budget pc like 1050 ti series. 

 

Ebay has some great prices for old hardware that works fine. 

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On 12/1/2020 at 11:57 AM, Paul Rudd said:

CX 550 here, flawless execution.

 

HIGHLY recommend the CX series PSUs. Quiet as a mouse too, it's like the PC isn't even on.

Same here. I got a CX 650 for my build and it's worked great. I never hear it running (though my case fans are so loud I wouldn't be able to hear it over them anyway - upgrading them soon fortunately).

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