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calistyle 06-16-2014 07:04 PM

Corsair 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $30 after $30 Rebate + Free Shipping
 
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Back again for those who missed out on this very popular +49 Frontpage Deal. :)


Note: You may get an extra 10% Off your purchase at Newegg with promo code MASTERPASS23 when you check out via MasterPass. -OR- You may get $15 off Your Purchase of $50 or more at Newegg when you checkout with Google Wallet with the Newegg App for iPhone.

Note: Some may get additional savings with the $15 Off $50+ purchase coupon at TigerDirect [tigerdirect.com].

yuugotserved 06-16-2014 07:04 PM

Corsair 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $30 after $30 Rebate + Free Shipping
 
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Update: Available again with a new rebate.

TigerDirect has Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply for $59.99 - $30 rebate = $29.99. Shipping is free. Thanks calistyle



No Longer Available:

Newegg.com has Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply on sale for $59.99 - $30 rebate = $29.99. Rebate is valid through 7/10/14. Shipping is free.

Deal Editor's Note: For an in-depth review of this PSU, check LegitReviews.com. - brisar

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that this Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply is $26 lower (46% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $56.

brisar 06-16-2014 07:04 PM

Corsair 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $30 after $30 Rebate + Free Shipping
 
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Newegg.com has Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply for $59.99 - $30 rebate = $29.99. Shipping is Free. Thanks calistyle



Deal Editor's Note: Limit 1 rebate per household. Rebate is valid 6/12/14 to 6/26/14. For an in-depth review of this PSU, check LegitReviews.com. - brisar

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that this Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply is $25 lower (45% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $55. - brisar

yuugotserved 06-16-2014 07:04 PM

Corsair 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply $30 after $30 Rebate + Free Shipping
 
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Update: Now available at TigerDirect for $29.99 after $30 rebate.

TigerDirect has Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply for $59.99 - $30 rebate = $29.99. Shipping is free. Thanks calistyle

The following deal has ended:

Newegg also has Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply for $59.99 - $30 rebate = $29.99, now $32.99 after rebate and promo code EMCPDHF88. Shipping is free.

Deal Editor's Note: For an in-depth review of this PSU, check LegitReviews.com. - brisar

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that this Corsair CS450M 450W 80+ Gold Modular Power Supply is $25 lower (45% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $55. - brisar

vivisimonvi 06-16-2014 07:07 PM

Already have too many PSU's :(

ReverseHandedJO 06-16-2014 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vivisimonvi (Post 68675420)
Already have too many PSU's :(

same here

fd3sgsxr 06-16-2014 07:12 PM

I only have 4 spare one and tow of them are seasonics.

ChrisC6090 06-16-2014 09:26 PM

http://www.legitreviews.com/corsa...iew_132526

Trolololo 06-17-2014 02:42 AM

noob question, what does all the plus 80 bronze, plat, gold, silver about?

and my friend gave me his old old 850wattt PSU ever since i throw it on my gaming rig the case starting to have lot of static shock everytime i touch the case, is it cause by the PSU? the computer is sitting on carpet and is Lian Li

jmblimo 06-17-2014 04:31 AM

It is a damn rebate deal! Not for me.

WallStreet 06-17-2014 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trolololo (Post 68680308)
noob question, what does all the plus 80 bronze, plat, gold, silver about?

and my friend gave me his old old 850wattt PSU ever since i throw it on my gaming rig the case starting to have lot of static shock everytime i touch the case, is it cause by the PSU? the computer is sitting on carpet and is Lian Li

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus

kime11 06-17-2014 08:05 AM

I had to return the first unit I got a while back from a similar deal via TD.
Second unit seems OK so far.

exhurt 06-17-2014 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trolololo (Post 68680308)
noob question, what does all the plus 80 bronze, plat, gold, silver about?

and my friend gave me his old old 850wattt PSU ever since i throw it on my gaming rig the case starting to have lot of static shock everytime i touch the case, is it cause by the PSU? the computer is sitting on carpet and is Lian Li

You should not put your computer on your carpet.

detection 06-17-2014 11:12 AM

Is gold vs. bronze worth an extra 10 bucks?

Tonykunn 06-17-2014 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by detection (Post 68686944)
Is gold vs. bronze worth an extra 10 bucks?

sure if your computer is running 24/7

poormanq45 06-17-2014 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by detection (Post 68686944)
Is gold vs. bronze worth an extra 10 bucks?

That's what I'm trying to decide. I currently have a 430 in my 24/7 server. It draws about 90w continuously. Would the move to gold be worth it?

drummerboy2006 06-17-2014 11:25 AM

FYI : the 750W Thermaltake from Tigerdirect is back in stock for $38 AR

poorgrad 06-17-2014 11:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by detection (Post 68686944)
Is gold vs. bronze worth an extra 10 bucks?

Gold also means it has DC-DC converters for 3.3V and 5V. This means you can draw 0A on 12V while using 3.3V and 5V and be ok. This is required for Intel's official Haswell C6/C7 requirements.

madsciencecoder 06-17-2014 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poormanq45 (Post 68687026)
That's what I'm trying to decide. I currently have a 430 in my 24/7 server. It draws about 90w continuously. Would the move to gold be worth it?

It depends on your cost of power and how long you plan on running it. A quick comparison, if it draws 90w, a regular PSU is about 73% efficient, a 80+ gold is about 90-92%. So running it on a 90% efficient PSU would drop that 90w down to around 73w. Asuming a cost of electricity at 20 cents per kwh which is about what I pay, it would take about 367 days to pay off running 24/7.

Also don't forget, they typically last much longer than normal PSUs because they create a lot less heat.

blacksheep2 06-17-2014 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trolololo (Post 68680308)
what does all the plus 80 bronze, plat, gold, silver about?

It is an Energy-efficiency rating of the PSU while under a certain load. This rating does not apply to when your computer is at idle.

hp79 06-17-2014 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trolololo (Post 68680308)
.....and my friend gave me his old old 850wattt PSU ever since i throw it on my gaming rig the case starting to have lot of static shock everytime i touch the case, is it cause by the PSU? the computer is sitting on carpet and is Lian Li

I had that happen like 10 years ago even when I used a quality Delta power supply. What I did was attach a 3 meter copper wire and let 1 meter of it touch the concrete floor and one end tied onto the computer case. That also helped remove noise from the speakers when nothing is playing.

More practically, I think you can try attaching a wire from a metal part of your case to your ground pin on the outlet, or connect it to some big metal object.

poormanq45 06-17-2014 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoshuaS8000 (Post 68687744)
It depends on your cost of power and how long you plan on running it. A quick comparison, if it draws 90w, a regular PSU is about 73% efficient, a 80+ gold is about 90-92%. So running it on a 90% efficient PSU would drop that 90w down to around 73w. Asuming a cost of electricity at 20 cents per kwh which is about what I pay, it would take about 367 days to pay off running 24/7.

Also don't forget, they typically last much longer than normal PSUs because they create a lot less heat.

Thank you for doing the math for me. I was being lazy. For reference, this is in a home server running 2012 R2 with hyper-v role installed with multiple VMs running. It has been up for about 6 months straight with a reboot about once every month for updates. So that 367 day estimate will be hit and surpassed.

I am running at about the 20~25% load range for either the 430 or the 450. So the efficiency isn't going to be anywhere near the peak. I really wish I could find a 200w gold psu for a reasonable price. That would give maximum efficiency.

I went ahead and ordered one. I don't currently have a spare anyways. So that's my excuse for jumping into it...

mike808 06-17-2014 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poormanq45 (Post 68687026)
That's what I'm trying to decide. I currently have a 430 in my 24/7 server. It draws about 90w continuously. Would the move to gold be worth it?

Anandtech [anandtech.com] sez for Bronze (~80% efficiency) vs Platinum (~90% efficiency):
Quote:

For a typical PC that’s on eight hours a day, using the US national average price for electricity ($0.125 per kWh), we’re looking at electrical savings of anywhere from $2.56 to $8.40 per year. That may not seem like much, but considering any decent power supply should last five years and you’re looking at $12.80 to $42 in savings.
Since you're comparing a Gold vs Bronze, you're talking 82% vs 80% efficiency, so the short answer is probably not unless electricity is really expensive where your server is.

EightCounts 06-17-2014 12:23 PM

This PSU is Iron Egg Guaranteed. Amazon has it on sale for $54.99. So after I purchased it on New Egg, I ran a claim and was awarded a $5.00 e-gift card. Gift card expires in 90 days.

mike808 06-17-2014 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoshuaS8000 (Post 68687744)
A quick comparison, if it draws 90w, a regular PSU is about 73% efficient, a 80+ gold is about 90-92%.

Your comparison would be wrong. The math is wrong, but the conclusion isn't - it's probably not worth it.

Gold is 90% at 50% load, 87% at 100% load, not 90-92% (that would be the Titanium level if it was >90%).
Bronze is 85% at 50% load, 82% at 100% load.

So you're really only talking about a 5% efficiency improvement between Bronze and Gold.
Calculate out your annual usage, divide by 10 and double the result (aka 5%), multiply by your electricity cost and there you have the cost savings to compare against the price increase.

At the end of the day, the manufacturers know this and the prices tend to make it a wash, which is unfortunate, as any incentive to move to more efficient PSUs gets translated into higher margins in the pockets of the manufacturers and the distribution channel, not into overall reduced energy consumption. :sad:

poormanq45 06-17-2014 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike808 (Post 68688622)
Anandtech [anandtech.com] sez for Bronze (~80% efficiency) vs Platinum (~90% efficiency):

Since you're comparing a Gold vs Bronze, you're talking 82% vs 80% efficiency, so the short answer is probably not unless electricity is really expensive where your server is.

I just checked, at the ~20% load I'll be running we're comparing 82% to 87%.

It should pay for itself in about 3 years.

*edit* those numbers you listed are for 8 hours a day. I'm running 24 hours a day. So multiply that by 3. So I should be looking at making up the cost in about a year.

mike808 06-17-2014 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poormanq45 (Post 68688912)
I just checked, at the ~20% load I'll be running we're comparing 82% to 87%.

It should pay for itself in about 3 years.

*edit* those numbers you listed are for 8 hours a day. I'm running 24 hours a day. So multiply that by 3. So I should be looking at making up the cost in about a year.

Yeah, I noticed that and it was too late to edit with the correct 5% efficiency differential.

It won't "pay for itself" in 3 years, it will pay for the difference in price in 3 years (in your case, 1 year). IMHO, spending a year to recover a <$10 expense is $10 better spent elsewhere with a faster ROI. Like moving to the new nVidia Maxwell architecture on the new low-power 750ti cards or going with a mobile CPU (especially since you say it's idling most of the time anyway -- build a really low-power draw box instead, like a gumstick or Raspberry Pi or NUC).

poormanq45 06-17-2014 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EightCounts (Post 68688704)
This PSU is Iron Egg Guaranteed. Amazon has it on sale for $54.99. So after I purchased it on New Egg, I ran a claim and was awarded a $5.00 e-gift card. Gift card expires in 90 days.

Thanks for pointing that out. I just submitted a request as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Ser...1403030117

$25 after rebate for this is insane!

poormanq45 06-17-2014 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike808 (Post 68689336)
Yeah, I noticed that and it was too late to edit with the correct 5% efficiency differential.

It won't "pay for itself" in 3 years, it will pay for the difference in price in 3 years (in your case, 1 year). IMHO, spending a year to recover a <$10 expense is $10 better spent elsewhere with a faster ROI. Like moving to the new nVidia Maxwell architecture on the new low-power 750ti cards or going with a mobile CPU (especially since you say it's idling most of the time anyway -- build a really low-power draw box instead, like a gumstick or Raspberry Pi or NUC).

The problem is that I have 7 HDDs plus an SSD as well as 6 120mm fans.

If I disconnect everything except essentials + ssd it drops down to ~30w draw.

I may look into lower rpm and in turn lower power fans. I don't need that much CFM.

geofunner 06-17-2014 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by detection (Post 68686944)
Is gold vs. bronze worth an extra 10 bucks?

Can you provide current link to Bronze version for $10 less? Thanks!!

poormanq45 06-17-2014 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geofunner (Post 68689748)
Can you provide current link to Bronze version for $10 less? Thanks!!

The cx430 is usually on sale for $20.

With the new findings that you can get an extra $5 off by price matching Amazon it's 100% worth the price difference to get the gold.

geofunner 06-17-2014 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poormanq45 (Post 68689854)
The cx430 is usually on sale for $20.

With the new findings that you can get an extra $5 off by price matching Amazon it's 100% worth the price difference to get the gold.

Thanks! I don't see any active links for CX430 on sale for less than this CS450M deal. Was hoping to pass on the rebate game too, but since I have none pending, I'll let it fly..

madsciencecoder 06-17-2014 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mike808 (Post 68688828)
Your comparison would be wrong. The math is wrong, but the conclusion isn't - it's probably not worth it.

Gold is 90% at 50% load, 87% at 100% load, not 90-92% (that would be the Titanium level if it was >90%).
Bronze is 85% at 50% load, 82% at 100% load.

So you're really only talking about a 5% efficiency improvement between Bronze and Gold.
Calculate out your annual usage, divide by 10 and double the result (aka 5%), multiply by your electricity cost and there you have the cost savings to compare against the price increase.

At the end of the day, the manufacturers know this and the prices tend to make it a wash, which is unfortunate, as any incentive to move to more efficient PSUs gets translated into higher margins in the pockets of the manufacturers and the distribution channel, not into overall reduced energy consumption. :sad:

Oh, yeah you are right, I forgot to account for the fact that they are more efficient when running towards 50% it's rated capacity, not at lower watts. Though taken from the product description on Newegg: "80PLUS Gold certified, delivering over 92% energy efficiency at real world load conditions."

And I must have missed where we were comparing against a bronze, my comparison was against a regular old PSU.

Displacement 06-17-2014 01:15 PM

The cx430 isn't modular, though. Tha's not apples-to-apples

poormanq45 06-17-2014 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Displacement (Post 68690000)
The cx430 isn't modular, though. Tha's not apples-to-apples

In my case, I don't really care about modular. It's a windowless case that sits in the corner. It just needs to work.

autosaver 06-17-2014 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poormanq45 (Post 68691022)
In my case, I don't really care about modular. It's a windowless case that sits in the corner. It just needs to work.

I made a mistake of getting a non-modular PSU. You will have a horrible time connecting everything with a non-modular PSU.

mcdude9999 06-17-2014 03:53 PM

Also, heat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by autosaver (Post 68693030)
I made a mistake of getting a non-modular PSU. You will have a horrible time connecting everything with a non-modular PSU.

One advantage to modular supplies, and definitely an advantage when it comes to efficient PSUs is the reduction in heat created and trapped.

If your supply isn't modular, then you probably have a great big bundle of cables blocking airflow in your machine somewhere. That can reduce performance on all of your components, and reduce their lifespan as well.

If your supply isn't efficient, then it is losing electricity in the form of heat, which again heats up your computer, and whatever room it is in. I have 2-3 computers running in my office quite often. The temperature in there is usually 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. I would kill for a few degrees less. When you start talking about servers and media boxes, that becomes even more important, because they will run 24/7, often in closets or media centers with poor ventilation.

Leafitachi 06-17-2014 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EightCounts (Post 68688704)
This PSU is Iron Egg Guaranteed. Amazon has it on sale for $54.99. So after I purchased it on New Egg, I ran a claim and was awarded a $5.00 e-gift card. Gift card expires in 90 days.

Good find, just placed my order and filled out the iron egg claim form.

yenomoney 06-17-2014 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vivisimonvi (Post 68675420)
Already have too many PSU's :(


Already have four many PSU's :(

Now I just have to resist bothering the manager at Staples during their semi annual computer clearance since I don't need any more desktop computers but I want somewhere to put these power supplies lol

ls1dreams 06-17-2014 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcdude9999 (Post 68693410)
One advantage to modular supplies, and definitely an advantage when it comes to efficient PSUs is the reduction in heat created and trapped.

If your supply isn't modular, then you probably have a great big bundle of cables blocking airflow in your machine somewhere. That can reduce performance on all of your components, and reduce their lifespan as well.

If your supply isn't efficient, then it is losing electricity in the form of heat, which again heats up your computer, and whatever room it is in. I have 2-3 computers running in my office quite often. The temperature in there is usually 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. I would kill for a few degrees less. When you start talking about servers and media boxes, that becomes even more important, because they will run 24/7, often in closets or media centers with poor ventilation.

Show me a test with temperature numbers for a case with modular vs non-modular cables.

I refuse to below it's any more than a few degrees different (if at ALL).

SLCSLUGGER 06-17-2014 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drummerboy2006 (Post 68687272)
FYI : the 750W Thermaltake from Tigerdirect is back in stock for $38 AR

Do you have a link I can't find it

TheBeginning 06-17-2014 07:56 PM

I am going to be running a 24/7 Nas/HTPC with 4 harddrives and a pentium 3220. I think I'm looking at around 40 watts usage at idle and 90-100 under load. Would this drive or a pico psu fit my needs better in terms of silent/cool operation? I might be looking into getting a cheap $50 GPU in the future and 2 more harddrives which might drive the load up to 150-200W but I am willing to upgrade the PSU if need be at that point.

Thanks for any input.

beldar3648 06-17-2014 08:12 PM

I have a nas running freenas with 8 HDs and an a10-5800k apu. I also have about 5 case fans and a cpu cooler running a push/pull setup. This is all powered by a corsair 400 psu and it is running fine. Been running it 24/7 for almost a year now.

soloshv 06-17-2014 11:13 PM

you know, when i posted a deal on the CS series of PSUs i had people telling all about how terrible quality they are, that they aren't even worthy of the Corsair brand. and that the capacitors aren't Japanese enough, and that the 12V rail is not stable enough to be used in the Large Hadron Collider In Switzerland, etc. and that i am an ass hole for even suggesting that people to buy them.

all of the sudden it's a front page deal...

did i miss something? did all the mother's basement dwelling retards go into hibernation for the beach season?

lambino 06-18-2014 12:54 AM

Deal dead? Says $69.99 for me. Anyone else?

soloshv 06-18-2014 01:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lambino (Post 68702218)
Deal dead? Says $69.99 for me. Anyone else?

still says 60 and $30 rebate for me

poormanq45 06-18-2014 04:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBeginning (Post 68698026)
I am going to be running a 24/7 Nas/HTPC with 4 harddrives and a pentium 3220. I think I'm looking at around 40 watts usage at idle and 90-100 under load. Would this drive or a pico psu fit my needs better in terms of silent/cool operation? I might be looking into getting a cheap $50 GPU in the future and 2 more harddrives which might drive the load up to 150-200W but I am willing to upgrade the PSU if need be at that point.

Thanks for any input.

Pico power supplies are only as efficient as their external power bricks. I have yet to find an efficient brick.

I would recommend getting this for $25 after price match and rebate. Your power usage is right in line with mine.

dud 06-18-2014 06:39 AM

This seems like a great deal on a gold PS but I have a question ... how usefull would this PS be in a gaming machine? The PS is only rated for a bit over 400W. I've read a number of system building articles which seem to gravitate towards the 600W output level for even moderate gaming rigs. I ask because I am planning to build a Haswell i5 machine with a cheaper ($100) video card.

Also, consider the rebate on this item. I don't know about others but my experience with NE rebates is only fair at best. I am still waiting for a rebate for a SSD that I purchased almost two months ago. I am less impressed by NE with each purchase I make.

disozakelly 06-18-2014 07:12 AM

Thanks for information.

mcdude9999 06-18-2014 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ls1dreams (Post 68696450)
Show me a test with temperature numbers for a case with modular vs non-modular cables.

I refuse to below it's any more than a few degrees different (if at ALL).

That is extremely dependent on your setup. It can vary greatly, due to numerous factors, including the space allowed in the case for storing extra cables, the amount of extra cabling, the ability to route cables behind the motherboard (or not), the placement of the fans, cables, video cards, and processor in relation to one another, the placement of the PSU and whether it is walled off from other components. Basically anything that interferes with the flow of air from outside the case, through the chipset, platter drives, and processors will reduce the amount of active cooling of those components. If you put a wad of cables, unused or used, in front of your intake or outlet, it can raise the temperatures significantly.

If you don't know anything about building computers, I can forgive this statement. Otherwise, you need to do some research before building your next computer. There is a reason there are hundreds of modular supplies and hundreds of web sites dedicated to cooling and performance now.

psyctto 06-18-2014 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dud (Post 68703964)
This seems like a great deal on a gold PS but I have a question ... how usefull would this PS be in a gaming machine? The PS is only rated for a bit over 400W. I've read a number of system building articles which seem to gravitate towards the 600W output level for even moderate gaming rigs. I ask because I am planning to build a Haswell i5 machine with a cheaper ($100) video card.

Also, consider the rebate on this item. I don't know about others but my experience with NE rebates is only fair at best. I am still waiting for a rebate for a SSD that I purchased almost two months ago. I am less impressed by NE with each purchase I make.

rate them as "fair", because their rebate is taking the amount of time they say it will take? every NE rebate i've done, i've received, in the time they state... every one of them has been 8-10 weeks.

kcsierradad 06-18-2014 11:54 AM

Dates and promo numbers are different than the 5/30 deal so should be good to go for another rebate.

DOA trying to use the 'ironclad' on the 5/30 deal, must be within 14-days...

poormanq45 06-18-2014 12:53 PM

Combine this with the current $15 off for using Google wallet in an ios device to bring it down to $15 AR

detection 06-18-2014 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poormanq45 (Post 68712372)
Combine this with the current $15 off for using Google wallet in an ios device to bring it down to $15 AR

This is what I did, great deal.

hceuterpe 06-18-2014 10:29 PM

Perfect timing. my living HTPC starting emitting a strange smell the evening I ordered and it kept shutting down in sleep for a week prior!

GoodVibrations 06-19-2014 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poormanq45 (Post 68712372)
Combine this with the current $15 off for using Google wallet in an ios device to bring it down to $15 AR

Then combine that with the Iron Egg guarantee price match [newegg.com] to Amazon that EightCounts pointed out in post 22 and you're gettin this for 10 bucks!

GoodVibrations 06-19-2014 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EightCounts (Post 68688704)
This PSU is Iron Egg Guaranteed. Amazon has it on sale for $54.99. So after I purchased it on New Egg, I ran a claim and was awarded a $5.00 e-gift card. Gift card expires in 90 days.

How long did it take to receive the gift card?

mav14 06-20-2014 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unforgivable (Post 68738912)
How long did it take to receive the gift card?

It really varies. I've gotten it in as little as 6 hours or as long as 48 hours.

GoodVibrations 06-20-2014 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mav14 (Post 68762614)
It really varies. I've gotten it in as little as 6 hours or as long as 48 hours.

Yea, I must be getting the 48 hours time frame.

Binar 06-20-2014 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unforgivable (Post 68730444)
Then combine that with the Iron Egg guarantee price match [newegg.com] to Amazon that EightCounts pointed out in post 22 and you're gettin this for 10 bucks!

Won't work. After promo price is lower than amazon

GoodVibrations 06-20-2014 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Binar (Post 68762694)
Won't work. After promo price is lower than amazon

It's already been confirmed to work in this thread. Also I don't see any mention of that in their rules. If you're referring to the Google promo, that is $15 off 50 which would still apply to a price of $54.99 so I don't know where you're comin from.

zamac_man 06-22-2014 03:41 PM

Don't see anything about this but I did a rebate on a different corsair earlier this year. Will I get rejected?

nitemare 06-23-2014 12:30 PM

in for 1 for $15 + $5 E-Gift Card. Thanks and repped.

nitemare 06-23-2014 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unforgivable (Post 68762752)
It's already been confirmed to work in this thread. Also I don't see any mention of that in their rules. If you're referring to the Google promo, that is $15 off 50 which would still apply to a price of $54.99 so I don't know where you're comin from.

Newegg rejected my request stating:
Thank you for providing me with that information. I am more than happy to assist you to resolve this issue.
After checking, I show the sales order amount for the item is $44.99 which is much cheaper than the competitor's. The actual price of item # 17-139-058 is $44.99 though the price listed was $59.99, there was a promo code worth $15.00 offered for the item. Therefore, we are unable to honor the price match.
Please accept my genuine apology for any confusion this has caused. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please visit our FAQs page. If you still require any assistance, please feel free to reply directly to this email.
Thank you,
Lily
Newegg Customer Service
Once you know, you Newegg.

GoodVibrations 06-23-2014 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitemare (Post 68810662)
Newegg rejected my request stating:
Thank you for providing me with that information. I am more than happy to assist you to resolve this issue.
After checking, I show the sales order amount for the item is $44.99 which is much cheaper than the competitor's. The actual price of item # 17-139-058 is $44.99 though the price listed was $59.99, there was a promo code worth $15.00 offered for the item. Therefore, we are unable to honor the price match.
Please accept my genuine apology for any confusion this has caused. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please visit our FAQs page. If you still require any assistance, please feel free to reply directly to this email.
Thank you,
Lily
Newegg Customer Service
Once you know, you Newegg.

Well they accepted mine. I believe Lily there is mistaken. It doesn't matter what the sales order amount was, it matters what the item cost was. She seems to think that the promo was specific to that item. If I were you I would contact someone else and explain what's going on.

nitemare 06-23-2014 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unforgivable (Post 68812682)
Well they accepted mine. I believe Lily there is mistaken. It doesn't matter what the sales order amount was, it matters what the item cost was. She seems to think that the promo was specific to that item. If I were you I would contact someone else and explain what's going on.


Terminate the Chat End Session Print the Transcript Print
Status: Connected
Kyra (Listening)
Kyra: Hi, my name is Kyra. How may I help you?
me: Hi I purchased an item that I found cheaper on amazon.com
Kyra: Hi . Thank you for providing me with that information. I will be more than happy to assist you. May I please have the link from Amazon?
Kyra: In addition, I show a $15 promo code has used on the order that makes the final price at $44.99 which is actually lower than $54.99.
me: The promo is for any item, not specific for that item only.
me: I would have saved the promo and used it on another item instead
me: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Ser...rds=cs450m
Kyra: I do understand your concern. However the final price amount you paid for the item is $44.99 instead of $59.99. In this case, I would be unable to honor the price difference.
me: so I would like my promo refunded so I can use it somewhere else
Kyra: I apologize once an promo code is used, it cannot be removed from an order.
me: hmm I dont understand or agree with your policies if in fact a promo code that can be used on any item disallows the price guarantee
Kyra: I apologize for the confusion. The promo code provides immediately discount during checkout. The item should is $59.99. However by using the promo code, you only paid $44.99 for the item. However the item price on Amazon is $54.99 and you need to pay $54.99 if you purchase it from their website.
Kyra: So the price you paid for the item on our website is actually lower.
me: right but the promo code is valid for all items. I would have used it on another item and purchased this item from Amazon.
Kyra: However the promo code has been used on the order. It cannot be removed and we cannot recharge the price difference. I am sorry for the situation. Unfortunately no price match can be offered due to you actually paid a lower price of the item on our website

core_dump 06-23-2014 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitemare (Post 68813248)
Terminate the Chat End Session Print the Transcript Print
Status: Connected
Kyra (Listening)
Kyra: Hi, my name is Kyra. How may I help you?
me: Hi I purchased an item that I found cheaper on amazon.com
Kyra: Hi . Thank you for providing me with that information. I will be more than happy to assist you. May I please have the link from Amazon?
Kyra: In addition, I show a $15 promo code has used on the order that makes the final price at $44.99 which is actually lower than $54.99.
me: The promo is for any item, not specific for that item only.
me: I would have saved the promo and used it on another item instead
me: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Ser...rds=cs450m
Kyra: I do understand your concern. However the final price amount you paid for the item is $44.99 instead of $59.99. In this case, I would be unable to honor the price difference.
me: so I would like my promo refunded so I can use it somewhere else
Kyra: I apologize once an promo code is used, it cannot be removed from an order.
me: hmm I dont understand or agree with your policies if in fact a promo code that can be used on any item disallows the price guarantee
Kyra: I apologize for the confusion. The promo code provides immediately discount during checkout. The item should is $59.99. However by using the promo code, you only paid $44.99 for the item. However the item price on Amazon is $54.99 and you need to pay $54.99 if you purchase it from their website.
Kyra: So the price you paid for the item on our website is actually lower.
me: right but the promo code is valid for all items. I would have used it on another item and purchased this item from Amazon.
Kyra: However the promo code has been used on the order. It cannot be removed and we cannot recharge the price difference. I am sorry for the situation. Unfortunately no price match can be offered due to you actually paid a lower price of the item on our website

Lily and Kyra are haters

nitemare 06-23-2014 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by core_dump (Post 68813332)
Lily and Kyra are haters

Ill try to call in tomorrow for this.

GoodVibrations 06-23-2014 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitemare (Post 68813390)
Ill try to call in tomorrow for this.

If they still give you a hard time over $5, then I would ask them to point you to where it says items purchased with promos are not eligible in their Iron Egg Policy [newegg.com].

charger 06-23-2014 08:58 PM

Thanks! $18.36 after tax and rebate. Also got a $5 gift card for the Iron Egg Guarantee. Effectively $13.36. Chat was short and sweet.

Jay. How may I help you?
xxxxxxxxx: Hi Jay
xxxxxxxxx: For the iron egg guarantee, I'd like to have Newegg match this as part of my recent order. http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Mod...00GH9NBP4/
Jay: Thank you for providing me with that information. I will be more than happy to assist you. May I please place you on hold for a moment while I look into this?
xxxxxxxxx: Of course, thanks.
Jay: Thank you for holding. xxxxxxxxx. I will issue a $5 Newegg gift card to honor the price match request after the order is invoiced.
Jay: The gift card will expire 90 days from the date issued and can be used as payment on any Newegg order.
Jay: The gift card will be emailed to you.
xxxxxxxxx: Thank you
Jay: Is there anything else I can assist you with today?
xxxxxxxxx: That's all. Have a great night.
Jay: Thank you for giving us an opportunity to serve you. Before we end our chat, I want to invite you to take our Customer Satisfaction Survey. To take the survey, all you need to do is click the "End session" at the top of the chat window. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for contacting Newegg. I hope you have an eggcellent night!
Jay has disconnected.

nitemare 06-23-2014 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charger (Post 68814716)
Thanks! $18.36 after tax and rebate. Also got a $5 gift card for the Iron Egg Guarantee. Effectively $13.36. Chat was short and sweet..

Got it! FInally! Tried it a third time and got Jay too! Jay da man!!

calistyle 06-23-2014 10:04 PM

Update: Also now on sale for $29.99 AR here [tigerdirect.com]. Site may still be updating.

sr71 06-23-2014 10:07 PM

Corsair CS Series CS450M 450W Modular PSU - 80 PLUS Gold (CP-9020075-NA) for $30 AR with free shipping @TigerDirect
 
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...-102121463




also $25AR @Newegg [newegg.com] with Wallet & mobile app checkout
or $33AR w/code EMCPDHF88

guitarizt 06-23-2014 10:16 PM

Also from newegg.

poohbie 06-24-2014 12:49 AM

Can old PSUs (e.g. the original Seasonic-made Antec Earthwatts) handle Haswell, or do I need to get something newer like this? Something about C6/C7 support...

brisar 06-24-2014 07:32 AM

Free Shipping too :)

nitemare 06-24-2014 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poohbie (Post 68817538)
Can old PSUs (e.g. the original Seasonic-made Antec Earthwatts) handle Haswell, or do I need to get something newer like this? Something about C6/C7 support...

Yes, older PSU's will work just fine with Haswell. They wont be certified, but work. I built two rigs with PSU's I had from eight years ago and all are working fine.

Arcanlaw 06-24-2014 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guitarizt (Post 68815902)
Also from newegg.

$40 on ne, no?

bdizzzle31 06-24-2014 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arcanlaw (Post 68820806)
$40 on ne, no?

Newegg is at $40 AR right now. I'd get it from tiger since it's $10 cheaper over there.

sr71 06-24-2014 10:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arcanlaw (Post 68820806)
$40 on ne, no?

Quote:

Originally Posted by bdizzzle31 (Post 68821918)
Newegg is at $40 AR right now. I'd get it from tiger since it's $10 cheaper over there.

could try the mobile app checkout GWallet on NE to shave $15 off $50

nitemare 06-24-2014 10:39 AM

Newegg just raised price $10 more. You could have got this for $30 from NewEgg yesterday. I actually got it for $15 (Google Wallet) + $5 Gift card (PM to Amazon).

GoodVibrations 06-24-2014 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitemare (Post 68824572)
Newegg just raised price $10 more. You could have got this for $30 from NewEgg yesterday. I actually got it for $15 (Google Wallet) + $5 Gift card (PM to Amazon).

Haha! So you finally got that price match? :lol:

nitemare 06-24-2014 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Unforgivable (Post 68824628)
Haha! So you finally got that price match? :lol:

Yes! Third try the charm! After one failed claim form, second fail chat, then I tried a third chat session with Jay and he approved it right away..

Riffy 06-24-2014 11:51 AM

thanks for submitting. perfect for my mini itx build :)

ComputerGeek91776 06-24-2014 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sr71 (Post 68815774)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applic...-102121463




also $25AR @Newegg [newegg.com] with Wallet & mobile app checkout
or $33AR w/code EMCPDHF88


thanks for the great deal
do anybody know if this 450W psu is enough for my Sapphire R7 265?

dust26 06-24-2014 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ComputerGeek91776 (Post 68826288)
thanks for the great deal
do anybody know if this 450W psu is enough for my Sapphire R7 265?

The maximum 12v output of this powersupply are 35A or 12*35=420w, absolutely enough for r7 265

beerguy01 06-24-2014 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitemare (Post 68825212)
Yes! Third try the charm! After one failed claim form, second fail chat, then I tried a third chat session with Jay and he approved it right away..

Jay is good at what he does, iv'e dealt with him a couple of times.
Just last week after a delay in the processing of the price match with amazon on this psu. all it took was a quick chat with him, in 10 minutes I had my email with the code for the 5.00 match. http://static.slickdealscdn.com/i.../smile.gif

sr71 06-24-2014 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ComputerGeek91776 (Post 68826288)
thanks for the great deal
do anybody know if this 450W psu is enough for my Sapphire R7 265?

think the 265 suggests 20A on the 12V rail - this is rated for ~28, so you're clear

otherpcgirl 06-24-2014 01:22 PM

Wow~ this is a great deal. Missed last time. Finally TD run the same deal. 😁

Michael-M 06-24-2014 02:03 PM

Is this the new 430cx? What's great about this one vs the CX?

poorgrad 06-24-2014 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by otherpcgirl (Post 68828750)
Wow~ this is a great deal. Missed last time. Finally TD run the same deal. 😁

I bought this from TD that last time they ran this deal. It's better than NewEgg for me since I'm in CA.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael-M (Post 68829882)
Is this the new 430cx? What's great about this one vs the CX?

This is a slightly higher model. It is 80 plus gold instead of bronze and is modular.

kalrith 06-24-2014 02:11 PM

I should get it for $15 AR with my $15-off-$50 AMEX offer.

FrozenBiker 06-24-2014 02:19 PM

I've been using this one for about a week. No issues so far.

Arcanlaw 06-24-2014 02:22 PM

Got one from TD, thanks all.

ImYoungxD 06-24-2014 02:24 PM

Will this be able to handle i-4770 and sapphire 7950?
Same specs as dell 8700.

lancezos 06-24-2014 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImYoungxD (Post 68830524)
Will this be able to handle i-4770 and sapphire 7950?
Same specs as dell 8700.

Yes but you will need a pci-e splitter. It only has one pci-e connector and I assume your 7950 has one 8pin and one 6 pin like mine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...-_-Product

Here's a 550W sale that has sufficient cables but is only 80 plus bronze and non-modular. It is Seasonic built though $25.99 AR w/ code EMCPDHF49

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...207013-L0K

Or this one as well

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...9027-L014C

soloshv 06-24-2014 03:07 PM

i got this same PSU for $15 from newegg with the iOS/google wallet promo

mrcuba 06-24-2014 03:14 PM

I would stay away from this one. Mine didn't work anymore right after the 30 day mark. You'll see the same if you look at the reviews on newegg.

norazi 06-24-2014 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trolololo (Post 68680308)
noob question, what does all the plus 80 bronze, plat, gold, silver about?

and my friend gave me his old old 850wattt PSU ever since i throw it on my gaming rig the case starting to have lot of static shock everytime i touch the case, is it cause by the PSU? the computer is sitting on carpet and is Lian Li


its how efficient the PSU is... the more efficient a PSU, the less heat it produces and less power it wastes... usually a higher quality PSU will also have a higher efficiency rating

however, if you look at the big picture, a an 80 gold PSU will save maybe 5 bucks off your power bill over the year over a standard plus 80 PSU so its not the end all be all

omard 06-24-2014 03:54 PM

will this fit in a dell xps 8300 tower?

Jojo14 06-24-2014 04:20 PM

add AR on the title?
ty

GuledY 06-24-2014 05:22 PM

I guess the Newegg $15 mobile app promo does not stack with the code on the front page.

dj-3lusion 06-24-2014 05:47 PM

is this psu made by soulsonic / seasonic whatever that company is?. I have a 430w bronze. paid the same price after rebate but this is gold and 20 watts more.

dj-3lusion 06-24-2014 06:36 PM

Slick its going to be $22 AR. slick in my book cheapest modular ive ever gotten in the history of slickdeals. fark thats like 6 years and a shit load of deals have come and gone since then!.

nikhiil 06-24-2014 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drummerboy2006 (Post 68687272)
FYI : the 750W Thermaltake from Tigerdirect is back in stock for $38 AR

Thanks.

BeserkerRagnar 06-24-2014 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj-3lusion (Post 68835082)
is this psu made by soulsonic / seasonic whatever that company is?. I have a 430w bronze. paid the same price after rebate but this is gold and 20 watts more.

This PSU is made by Great Wall which is an OEM manufacturer for corsair. This PSU is also listed as tier 2b according to the eggxpert thread... Just google power supply tier for more info.

hp79 06-24-2014 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chare375 (Post 68836028)
This PSU is made by Great Wall which is an OEM manufacturer for corsair. This PSU is also listed as tier 2b according to the eggxpert thread... Just google power supply tier for more info.

Where can I find out more about "tier 2b" or in any other "tier" ratings? I'm curious what my other cheap 80Plus power supply falls into. I have this one from the last month's deal, Corsair 430W 80Plus, Antec 430W 80Plus, and a free after rebate SolidGear brand 80Plus (might be fake logo). None of them failed.

neednoname 06-24-2014 07:04 PM

thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kalrith (Post 68830124)
I should get it for $15 AR with my $15-off-$50 AMEX offer.

TYVM! This brings the price to 14.99 w/o having to deal with the newegg ironegg/google wallet loopholes.

BeserkerRagnar 06-24-2014 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hp79 (Post 68836216)
Where can I find out more about "tier 2b" or in any other "tier" ratings? I'm curious what my other cheap 80Plus power supply falls into. I have this one from the last month's deal, Corsair 430W 80Plus, Antec 430W 80Plus, and a free after rebate SolidGear brand 80Plus (might be fake logo). None of them failed.

Literally google "power supply tier" and it is the first hit:

https://community.newegg.com/eggx...ected=true

hmm the link it not working....

hp79 06-24-2014 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chare375 (Post 68838442)
Literally google "power supply tier" and it is the first hit:

https://community.newegg.com/eggx...ected=true

hmm the link it not working....

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I see it's on tomshardware, such a long list. The CS series shows it's tier 3.
"Corsair CS series (High inrush current and +12V ripple levels, only on high levels of load)"

guitarizt 06-24-2014 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chare375 (Post 68836028)
This PSU is made by Great Wall which is an OEM manufacturer for corsair. This PSU is also listed as tier 2b according to the eggxpert thread... Just google power supply tier for more info.

God forbid people take the time to google things!

BeserkerRagnar 06-24-2014 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guitarizt (Post 68839822)
God forbid people take the time to google things!

haha I was not trying to be rude. Google is power tho! lol

oscar13sd 06-24-2014 11:50 PM

Anyone know if I purchase one from TD and one from NewEgg, if both rebates can be used? It looks like they are different offer numbers.

soloshv 06-25-2014 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oscar13sd (Post 68840702)
Anyone know if I purchase one from TD and one from NewEgg, if both rebates can be used? It looks like they are different offer numbers.

if the offer numbers are different then yes. i didn't check myself. different offer #s are not related. i've filled out the same rebate for the same graphic card for fry's and newegg before. the rebates were also limited to 1 per offer but had different offer numbers. and they both went through.

bestdeal2222 06-25-2014 02:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrcuba (Post 68831852)
I would stay away from this one. Mine didn't work anymore right after the 30 day mark. You'll see the same if you look at the reviews on newegg.

It's not just newegg, other tech forums have similar results.

formfactor 06-25-2014 06:53 AM

So will this 450w be enough to power an i5 4960k, 5 standard HDDs and a 4gb AMD 270x graphics card?

SlickCMart 06-25-2014 07:02 AM

Just received mine from NEWEGG and installed last night. WOW night and day difference in sound level from the cheapo came-with-the-case PS. Very quiet!

fastcz5 06-25-2014 08:42 AM

Compatibility question
 
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Hello,

Thanks for this nice deal. Just in time.

I have a HP Pavillion Desktop (Model: Elite FQ602AA m9525f - Link - http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/....199480143)

It came with a Power Supply that is 350 W. It seems it's blown since my desktop doesn't power one since 2 days and the back light on Power supply remains on for a while, when I plug the power cord, and then goes off after a while.

Will it be okay if I buy this one and install it in the desktop? Will 450W cause any issues?

Also the Fan placement on this one seems to be on top, whereas in my existing one, it is besides the Power cord input slot. If I install this, the fan will be facing upwards within the CPU cabinet. Will that cause any issues?

Attached is an image of the alignment of power supply the way it is currently installed.

Thanks!

finfer123 06-25-2014 10:51 AM

Sorry for this noob question but is the Google wallet promo stackable with the the newgg one? Talking to a CSR she said it was not. Also, how do you ship with shoprunner on the iphone? I can't find it anywhere

SuperXero 06-25-2014 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fastcz5 (Post 68845122)
Hello,

Thanks for this nice deal. Just in time.

I have a HP Pavillion Desktop (Model: Elite FQ602AA m9525f - Link - http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/....199480143)

It came with a Power Supply that is 350 W. It seems it's blown since my desktop doesn't power one since 2 days and the back light on Power supply remains on for a while, when I plug the power cord, and then goes off after a while.

Will it be okay if I buy this one and install it in the desktop? Will 450W cause any issues?

Also the Fan placement on this one seems to be on top, whereas in my existing one, it is besides the Power cord input slot. If I install this, the fan will be facing upwards within the CPU cabinet. Will that cause any issues?

Attached is an image of the alignment of power supply the way it is currently installed.

Thanks!

it'll be fine. just flip the power supply so the fan will be facing down.

fastcz5 06-25-2014 12:33 PM

Ahh! Nice..did not strike my mind. I just ordered it. Will be waiting to see how it goes. Its a nice deal in combination to AMEX offer. $15 shipped :) :)

michaels3346 06-25-2014 03:07 PM

So I'm looking to purchase this from Newegg, but I have never done a mail in rebate. I signed up for Google Wallet through my fiance's iphone, and I plan on using the 15 dollar discount. I guess my three questions are:

1 - Can Newegg still price match Tigerdirect even though they rose their price $10?

2 - Will I have any trouble getting them to price match when using the promo code?

3 - How long does this mail in rebate take? (again, I've never done one before)

michaels3346 06-25-2014 03:29 PM

Double post*

danielesin 07-08-2014 02:42 PM

Got the rebate from last time for the exact same price. I'm really pleased with it.

Larrondo 07-08-2014 02:50 PM

If your unit arrives dead
 
I got it the last deal and it arrived dead. Quite a drag to finally start building and have to stop because your PSU doesn't work. Anyway, a bit of advice-- if your unit is DOA you will have to jump through some hoops with Corsair. You have to start a ticket, attach an invoice which you will have to download from Newegg or Tigerdirect, then it takes a few days to approve the RMA. IMPORTANT: Call the number when you get an RMA number and tell them you want a prepaid UPS label. Otherwise you will have to pay the expensive shipping yourself.

Subacca 07-08-2014 03:17 PM

Low power so not for a gaming rig but great for a HTPC. Higher efficiency usually translates to less heat and less heat usually translates to less noise. All good features for a HTPC and I trust the Corsair/Seasonic brands for quality.

K7S5A 07-08-2014 03:40 PM

I would buy the PSU on the fact that it is efficient, not on the fact that modular connectors reduces cable clutter which increases air space which decreases air temps. Not going to make a difference unless modular is the difference between space and no space. It's a nice feature, but you should keep things in perspective and make sure the money goes towards what really matters most, which is the efficiency rating and reliability, and then all else can be considered.

Disposed 07-08-2014 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by madsciencecoder (Post 68687744)
It depends on your cost of power and how long you plan on running it. A quick comparison, if it draws 90w, a regular PSU is about 73% efficient, a 80+ gold is about 90-92%. So running it on a 90% efficient PSU would drop that 90w down to around 73w. Asuming a cost of electricity at 20 cents per kwh which is about what I pay, it would take about 367 days to pay off running 24/7.

Also don't forget, they typically last much longer than normal PSUs because they create a lot less heat.

that's all incorrect as the efficiency readings are all figured under load. he will not notice a difference at all given how little he's actually pushing the psu.

gtmaster303 07-08-2014 04:51 PM

are PSU one size fits all? I know power can vary, but are the connections the same or do they vary? my power supply died and I need a replacement. basic PC, nothing fancy

hp79 07-08-2014 07:02 PM

I bought this from last deal, and finally installed it in my mini-itx rig. It was a PIA to wire everything. I thought being modular would save a lot of space, but I needed to hook up every wire it came with except 1.

I have a i7-2600k, 2 ssd, 1 odd, gtx 460 in a LianLi. Much quieter than my previous PSU SolidGear or something (was FAR) that has a 80Plus Bronze rating on the box, and 80Plus Silver rating on the PSU itself (probably fake?).

bargainfinder09 07-08-2014 07:58 PM

Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Tigerdirect $15 off $50 from American Express? Doesn't it work on this PSU?

ecliptic113 07-08-2014 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larrondo (Post 69088488)
I got it the last deal and it arrived dead. Quite a drag to finally start building and have to stop because your PSU doesn't work. Anyway, a bit of advice-- if your unit is DOA you will have to jump through some hoops with Corsair. You have to start a ticket, attach an invoice which you will have to download from Newegg or Tigerdirect, then it takes a few days to approve the RMA. IMPORTANT: Call the number when you get an RMA number and tell them you want a prepaid UPS label. Otherwise you will have to pay the expensive shipping yourself.

Why didn't you RMA with the merchant instead of corsair? I've done RMA's with newegg before and it was quick and painless... filled out an online RMA request and they email me a prepaid return shipping label the same day.

soloshv 07-08-2014 08:42 PM

how the hell is this on the front page? this is the standard price on this PSU. i bought this for $15 two weeks ago.

it was on newegg. $60 - $15 google wallet promo - $30 rebate.

MatthewM7774 07-08-2014 08:45 PM

And I just bought a PSU....

nitemare 07-08-2014 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solomonshv (Post 69094062)
how the hell is this on the front page? this is the standard price on this PSU. i bought this for $15 two weeks ago.

it was on newegg. $60 - $15 google wallet promo - $30 rebate.

Same here. I got it for $10 after PM. Dont know why this is FP @ $30.

soloshv 07-08-2014 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MatthewM7774 (Post 69094092)
And I just bought a PSU....

if you miss this deal then you'll come out a head. trust me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitemare (Post 69094436)
Same here. I got it for $10 after PM. Dont know why this is FP @ $30.

i'm guessing this is on the FP because too many people here don't know how to use the search function to see the price history of what it is that they are buying.

MadPup 07-08-2014 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by FrozenBiker (Post 68830404)
I've been using this one for about a week. No issues so far.

Wow! A whole week! Call the Guinness Book of Records. :woot2:

SuperXero 07-08-2014 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by solomonshv (Post 69094680)
if you miss this deal then you'll come out a head. trust me.



i'm guessing this is on the FP because too many people here don't know how to use the search function to see the price history of what it is that they are buying.

most of the tu are from a previous thread, not that it's fp worthy anymore.

soarwitheagles 07-08-2014 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by agentkhiem (Post 69089358)
I would buy the PSU on the fact that it is efficient, not on the fact that modular connectors reduces cable clutter which increases air space which decreases air temps. Not going to make a difference unless modular is the difference between space and no space. It's a nice feature, but you should keep things in perspective and make sure the money goes towards what really matters most, which is the efficiency rating and reliability, and then all else can be considered.

Agent K,

For many of us, space is all important. Recently I have been building security rigs that are using mini-itx cases, so modular is actually very important due to very little room inside the cases...

I did use a non-modular version of this same PSU, and am now having some challenges with high temps within the case...and this is after modifying the case to include extra fans...Most of the hot temps occur when room temps rise above 100F...

So space is important for people like me using mini-itx cases...

Another thumbs up for calistyle! Thanks OP, you did it again! This is the 3rd Corsair 430 Gold in 3 weeks for me, and I desperately needed them! 6 months ago, 400 watt gold modulars were off the chart in prices and also quite challenging to find...

Soar

soloshv 07-09-2014 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by soarwitheagles (Post 69095242)
Most of the hot temps occur when room temps rise above 100F.

whoa.... do you keep your computer in an air tight garage during the summer? how does one survive in a home or office that hits 100F?

are you sure it is 100F? i have a tiny server room with no vents and 18 servers stashed in there. 11 of which are rack mounted. plus a dozen massive APC batteries. and the room never went past 86F.

here is a video i made like 2 years ago of the server room, just so you get an idea of how tiny and cramped it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfuJzehZV_w

cattlecruiser 07-09-2014 02:00 AM

Check recent deals, this is now free after rebate.

soarwitheagles 07-09-2014 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by solomonshv (Post 69096780)
whoa.... do you keep your computer in an air tight garage during the summer? how does one survive in a home or office that hits 100F?

are you sure it is 100F? i have a tiny server room with no vents and 18 servers stashed in there. 11 of which are rack mounted. plus a dozen massive APC batteries. and the room never went past 86F.

here is a video i made like 2 years ago of the server room, just so you get an idea of how tiny and cramped it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfuJzehZV_w

The computer in question is located in a steel building in Central Valley in CA. Yesterday was 102 F outside. The building heats up like a frying pan. I have decided to take this new system apart and install a liquid cooled CPU cooler and place everything in a Corsair 500R instead of the Mini-ITX case. I suppose I am admitting to making a big mistake on this security build by placing the entire build in a mini itx case...

Bad choice on my part...

Oh, how do I survive in high temps?

Well, for me, I am use to living in high temp areas all over the world.

I was on the Punjab when it was 121 F for 21 days in a row. Each time that happened, over 5,000 people died...mainly due to dehydration. How did I survive? Simple: massive amounts of daily water intake, daily salt tabs, and various other minerals too.

When I was on the island of Mindinao, massive water intake was required there too. I suppose you simply get use to it and adapt to the climate.

Last week I was near Las Vegas for a four day defensive handgun class and it was only 114 F. That was kind of cool compared to other places with the high levels of humidity...but I still was careful to hydrate repeatedly and also had to include some Gatorade.

Have a good one!

Soar

chong67 07-09-2014 07:10 AM

Less than 2 yrs ago they had it pair with SSD and I get em for $20 after selling my SSD.

K7S5A 07-09-2014 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by soarwitheagles (Post 69095242)
Agent K,

For many of us, space is all important. Recently I have been building security rigs that are using mini-itx cases, so modular is actually very important due to very little room inside the cases...

I did use a non-modular version of this same PSU, and am now having some challenges with high temps within the case...and this is after modifying the case to include extra fans...Most of the hot temps occur when room temps rise above 100F...

So space is important for people like me using mini-itx cases...

Another thumbs up for calistyle! Thanks OP, you did it again! This is the 3rd Corsair 430 Gold in 3 weeks for me, and I desperately needed them! 6 months ago, 400 watt gold modulars were off the chart in prices and also quite challenging to find...

Soar

I didn't say anything was wrong with space. My argument is that an inefficient modular psu is not worth the effort. It makes more sense to first cover the other bases and then choose and appropriate cabling type. You were basically following the same advice.

Dealzcat 07-09-2014 10:19 AM

Shipped

bestdeal2222 07-09-2014 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by vivisimonvi (Post 68675420)
Already have too many PSU's :(

First world problems, same issues here.

dj-3lusion 07-10-2014 08:39 PM

now this is a slick muffin. being 11AR! thats whats up!

nitemare 07-10-2014 08:51 PM

Rebate already approved!

Larrondo 07-10-2014 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ecliptic113 (Post 69093672)
Why didn't you RMA with the merchant instead of corsair? I've done RMA's with newegg before and it was quick and painless... filled out an online RMA request and they email me a prepaid return shipping label the same day.

I had already cut the bar code off the box for the rebate. Had to go through corsair.

hautedog 07-10-2014 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by bestdeal2222 (Post 69107656)
First world problems, same issues here.

yay !!


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