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Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX

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Posted

Pros: powerfull, silent, 80+ gold, fully modular

Cons: only 6 pci-e cables, some short cables, ugly/loose sleeve

Well, my overall thoughts about this power supply is pretty good, it gets the job done very nicley, but there are some drawbacks with this monster. I upgraded from an AX850, so I will draw some parallels between them.

Lest list the Positive and negative things about it.

Positive:
* 1200Watt, i won't need to upgrade in a long time.
* 7 year guaranty.
* 80+ Gold.
* the 80+ Gold makes it very silent due to more efficient/cooler AC-DC conversion.
* 100% modular.

Negative:
* only 6 pci-e power cables, other PSU's around 1200W often comes with 8.
* pretty expensive, but equal PSU's cost about the same.
* in my opinion not as nice sleeve as my old AX850, much looser and just don't look as nice.
* the 8-pin CPU power cable is kind of short. Or the PSU is to long, i had to put the cable on top of the motherboard instead of behind the motherboard tray to make it reach the top of my motherboard, this due to the fact that the PSU itself blocks the cable management hole i used with my previous PSU.

As i said the positive/negative the biggest problem for me is the cables. The 8-pin CPU cable feels short for being a 2010 power supply. And the sleeve feels flimsy and is not as tight and nice looking as my old AX850.

Overall it's a nice PSU and it gets the job done nicley powering my overclocked CPU and 3-way GPU configuration. But some minor things that do a big impact on the overall feel could've been done in a better way.

Posted

Pros: Silence, Full modualr, Sleved cables, 80+ Gold

Cons: Price, only 6 PCIE cables

Where to start? First it comes in the signature velvet bag. Cables come in a nice storage pouch so there is no chance of loosing them.
-Cables are all sleeved or ribbons for ease on your eyes and airflow.
-Fully Modular, super easy if you want to sleeve
-Fan only spins up when needed.
-One of the best ripples on the market right now.
- Falls just a hair short of Platinum rating

Negatives: Cost, runs about $30-50 more than a comparable PSU.
- Only 6 PCIE connections. May be an issue if you want to run 4 GPUs. Most people can avoid this issue by using a dual GPU card (6990/590)

Overall, the best PSU I have ever owned. Runs much cooler than any other PSU I have ever owned. Very energy Efficient.

Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX
Description:

The Corsair AX1200 provides the power level, reliability and stability required for the ultimate SLI and CrossFire gaming PCs. It delivers more than 90% energy-efficiency and is built to the highest quality standards with one aim alone - to deliver the precise features and performance that enthusiasts demand.Unprecedented Power ProtectionThe Corsair Professional Series Gold power supply pushes the state of the art for reliable delivery of clean power under imperfect conditions. If you require mission-critical stability or you simply want one of the best power supplies available, the Professional Series Gold is for you.A Fully Modular Cabling System All cables detach from the power supply. During installation, this gives you the flexibility of using only the cables you need for a clean system build with optimal airflow. And, when it's time to replace or upgrade your power supply, it can be removed from your system without interfering with your cabling - the cables stay in place and connect to your new fully-modular Corsair power supply.Incredible EfficiencyWith 90% efficiency at 50% load, the Corsair Professional Series Gold power supply runs quieter, generates minimal excess heat, and saves you money every month. It's earned the 80 Plus Gold seal of approval, your guarantee that you're making the right choice for smart, efficient power delivery.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandCorsair
EAN0843591008150
FeatureAn ultra-quiet double ball-bearing fan delivers excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level by varying fan speed in response to temperature.
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height4 inches
Length10 inches
Weight0.08 pounds
Width6 inches
LabelCorsair
List Price$288.88
ManufacturerCorsair
ModelCMPSU-1200AX
MPNCMPSU-1200AX
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameSYSTEM_POWER_DEVICE
PublisherCorsair
SKUAZDH-CMPSU1200AXA
StudioCorsair
TitleCorsair Professional Series Gold 1200-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-1200AX
UPC843591008150
Number Of Items1
WarrantySeven Years
Size1200-Watt
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