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Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS certified Power Suppy

by Corsair
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List Price: $54.99
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430 Watt
  • 120mm fan provides low-noise airflow by varying fan speed in response to temperature.
  • 80 Plus Bronze-certified to deliver 80% efficiency or higher at normal load conditions.
  • 0.99 Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power.
  • Universal AC input from 90~264V. No more hassle of flipping that tiny red switch to select the voltage input.
  • A dedicated single +12V rail offers maximum compatibility with the latest components.
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Corsair Builder Series CX 430 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS certified Power Suppy + MSI A78M-E35 FM2+ / FM2 AMD A78 (Bolton D3) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard + AMD Athlon Multi Core Processor AD760KWOHLBOX, 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W
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Technical Details

Size: 430 Watt

Product Details

Size: 430 Watt
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.9 x 3.4 inches ; 3.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0092ML1SC
  • Item model number: CP-9020046-US
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,085 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 24, 2012

Product Description

Size: 430 Watt

From the Manufacturer

CX Series power supply units are an excellent choice for basic system builds and desktop PC computer upgrades. CX Series PSUs are available in a variety of power configurations, and include features that are normally found only on premium power supplies.

Overview

CX Bronze Series PSU
Reliable and Compatible

CX Series is built and tested to strict standards for trouble-free installation and smooth operation.

Low Noise

The 80PLUS Bronze certified efficiency and clever fan design allow for little or no detectable fan noise during regular operation.

Good Looks

The matte black finish, black-sleeved cables and black connectors help give your system a restrained, high-tech look.

Features

Corsair Engineering and Quality Control

Every Corsair power supply is designed by our California engineering team and built to our exact specifications. The same care that goes into the design and testing of our renowned high-power enthusiast power supplies also goes into the CX Series, because you need confidence and reliability regardless of your build budget.

Ample Connectors and Long Cables

Long cables make CX Series suitable for installation even in full-height tower cases, and the generous cable count allows you to power multiple components and storage devices.

Large-Diameter, Thermally Controlled Fan

Once you’ve installed a PSU, you shouldn’t have to think about it. Employing a thermally controlled fan makes the CX Series quiet at idle, and the large diameter reduces noise even when you’re pushing your system hard.

Black Goes with Everything

You’re building a PC, not a battleship, and appearance counts. The matte black finish and all-black sleeved cables and connectors help give your system a high-tech, restrained look.

Specifications

CX430
CX430
CX500
CX500
CX600
CX600
CX750
CX750
Dimensions (W x H x L) 150mm x 86mm x 140mm 150mm x 86mm x 140mm 150mm x 86mm x 140mm 150mm x 86mm x 160mm
Power 430 Watts 500 Watts 600 Watts 750 Watts
80 Plus Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze
ATX Connector 1 1 1 1
EPS Connector 1 1 1 1
PCI-E Connectors 1 2 2 4
4 Pin Peripheral Connectors 3 4 4 6
SATA Connectors 4 5 6 8
Floppy Connectors 1 1 1 2
MTBF 100,000 hours 100,000 hours 100,000 hours 100,000 hours

Product Description

The Corsair Builder Series of PSUs are designed for worry-free compatibility for your home desktop PC system build or upgrade. With features usually reserved for premium power supplies, it’s a great choice for systems where continuous and reliable power delivery and low noise are essential.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Installation was easy and everything works just fine.
M. Makuski
Don't buy a cheap brand PSU, a nice one by a good brand like Corsair is definitely worth the few extra dollars.
Derek H.
I has a very nice design and cables are long enough for any computer case.
Jacob Camacho

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

151 of 160 people found the following review helpful By Justanotherbuyer on October 12, 2012
Size Name: 750 Watt Verified Purchase
When it comes to Power Supplies, never be stingy and spend a good amount on a solid one. Corsair is one of the most well known PSU companies and their supplies are up top in terms of qualities and specs. When it comes to buying a power supply it is important to remember that two things are needed:
1. Enough watts, look up the total watts of everything you own and buy a power supply that is at least 100w more so as to give you enough headroom for upgrades or overclocking if thats your cookie.
2. Enough Amperage. This is veryyy important. The +12v rail is whats important as most modern cards require a minimum of 25A on a single rail. Dual rails are also nice if they are each at 25. For example, my XFX DD Black edition Radeon HD 7970 will not run on my old psu. It was a solid Rosewill 600w psu which had more than enough watts to run it, however, the thing maxed at 35A on both rails together. The minimum needed for the card was 36. This PSU, has 750w and the following ratings on each charge: +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V@62A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3A.
+12v@62A is excellent for the card now. This also gives me headroom if any future parts require more Amperage or watts. The price is seriously perfect here on Amazon. The power supply retails for 100 bucks on other sites.

PROS:
-Great price
-pci express power at 62A (+12v)
-sleeved components with the cables reaching full tower( they arent short cables so it works on an NZXT Phantom and an Antec twelve hundred tower.) Both of which are full towers.
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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful By M. McFall on October 18, 2012
Size Name: 500 Watt Verified Purchase
This is a great deal for an 80 Plus Bronze certified 500W power supply. If you are running any machines 24/7 on power supplies that aren't 80 Plus certified, let alone Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum, there are a good amount of power savings to be had. For the layman, anything labelled 80 Plus certified means it is 80% efficient at 20,50 and 100% loads. Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum are even more efficient, respectively.

I had thought that I had tuned my file/media server/video encoder to be pretty energy efficient. It consisted of an i5 2500k, 16GB DDR3, no video card, 5 WD Green drives, 3 WD Black drives, one SSD, two internal PCIE SATA 3 extenders, and a BD-R drive, running Win 7 Professional 64. It consumed about 62 Watts at idle, and 73-80 Watts under moderate load, when streaming or transcoding high bitrate 1080p video. Not bad, and about the same as leaving a single incandescent lightbulb on. All of this was powered by a several year old sturdy Thermaltake Purepower 500 (W0100RU). The old power supply was not 80 Plus certified.

I got this Corsair 500W 80 Plus Bronze power supply because the price is fantastic at around fifty dollars, and the old power supply was getting loud. I wasn't expecting phenomenal power savings, but according to my UPS wattage reading, this power supply is kicking butt! My file server now idles around 40W and operates at 56-63W under moderate load. These are big, big savings. I had no idea my old power supply was so energy inefficient. Considering the higher electricity cost in Southern California, this power supply will save me about $4 each month, possibly more if it helps prevent me from crossing into higher Tier level payments.
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40 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Zalzan on November 12, 2012
Size Name: 500 Watt Verified Purchase
Upgraded my graphics card to a new one (GTX 660) and needed to upgrade my power supply as well. This seemed like a well rated, well priced appropriate option, so I bought it. Was easy enough to install, runs quietly and effectively, has lots of extra hookups to handle whatever I might have in my system.
Only complaint, which is really more a lack of foresight on my part, is that there were no actual instructions in the box. The one thing that would have been super handy to know is that if you have a 4 prong ATX12V motherboard plug, you have to take the 8 prong plug this comes with and split it in half. They clearly explain this on their website, but that is harder to access with your power supply out and halfway replaced :). Otherwise, great product, great value.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Balabn on March 13, 2014
Size Name: 600 Watt Verified Purchase
Most of the power supplies are under powered, as I learnt from extensive online research. After my old PS would power down, power button would do NOTHING. Ordered this baby, and voila, this unit is more than capable of handling the system. To give some perspective, my old PS was abt 350W max, and barely on the borderline to power the unit (Actually no additional components were added since original purchase)...This new unit is 600W, and very easily capable of handling the load. Highly recommend!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steve900 on February 2, 2014
Size Name: 500 Watt Verified Purchase
I have bought quite a number of items online via Amazon, new egg, tiger direct, etc. and am generally wary of personal opinions so I figured I would take a chance. As mentioned by other reviewers, there is an intolerable high pitch noise that arises from the PSU's fan. Unfortunately, the high pitch noise issue that arises is actually true as posted in the negative reviews. It was quiet after the first few hours of computer use, but sure enough it has appeared. This doesn't seem to hamper performance, but the noise is quite loud as to where it is beyond tolerabl....Unfortunately I do not have a decibel reader to give exact numbers, a good guess would be 70 db, assuming your desktop is located 4 ft. There is a chance that I received a returned item, but the PSU looked virgin upon opening the box. I must recommend a different model/manufacturer since there has been a number of complaints with this noise issue. I have bought Corsair products before (DDR memory) and it had no issues and am quite disappointed with the outcome. Will be returning PSU and looking for an alternative manufacturer. 2 stars since the item does work, however, it makes the computer unusable.
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