Summary: So alittle less than a year after I bought this power supply, it's dead. I started having issues with my computer restarting while playing games. After troubleshooting found out that it was the PSU. Now I just got my new RMA replacement PSU and not 10 minutes after I installed it, boom. It died. So I've gone through two of these power supplies in 1 year. DO NOT BUY! Nothing but trouble with these. Plus their tech support is very lacking.
Summary: Used this for my first build and loved it. Very intuitive connections. Completely modular. Decided to test its output by connecting 5 external hard drives, a printer, a scanner and 3 flash sticks to my newly built system (in short connected something to each USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and FireWire ports). Not even a blip or a hiccough! Excellent PSU.
Summary: I like to test any new stuff i get in regards to a new rig build and I am not a loyal "brand name fan boy" I could careless it's all about quality, performance and how long it last... had this babe for over 4 months and works well still and quiet.... if you aren't about getting a high end CPU or GPU then this PSU is enough to handle things.
Summary: This is the first PSU I purchased where the cables are detachable. This was great for keeping my cords clean inside the PC. I had another Corsair from a few years back that didn't have this nifty little feature and I had these massive cords that were almost impossible to move around and make cooling the case easier.
Summary: This PSU served its purpose for a good year for me. Near the one year mark it started making static noises whenever I run 3D games and just shuts the system down altogether if I spend more than a minute using the video card in 3D mode. Sad times.
Summary: I spent half an hour writing a multiple-paragraph review that I have decided to sum up with this one sentence: Whether you're already a loyal supporter of another brand or considering building your first computer, this PSU's (power supply unit) quality will impress you.
Summary: This is an older model of this PSU which is exactly what I wanted. The newer model has a different layout for the modular cable sockets. I wanted the older model to have for a spare so I wouldn't have to completely rewire the computer if the PSU in it now should ever die. If you are building a new computer, then you should order the newer model.
Summary: I bought this item back in January 2012, after my previous PSU died in less than a year. So far it has been performing wonderfully. The detachable cables are a really nice feature, as they help keep the case cool. As for noise levels, it seems to be pretty comparable to all the other four PSUs I've had in my case over the years. As everyone else noted, it came extremely well packaged with no scratches/dents/etc on the device, or even the box.