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I was weary of dropping nearly $300 on a power supply... I previously owned a Corsair HX 1000 and was very happy with its lifetime stability. I threw 600-800W of load at it consistently 3-4 hours a day for the last 2.5 years and it still holds up rock solid.

I wanted to upgrade to the AX 1200 after adding more graphics cards, my power meter at the wall read as high as 1100W from the wall... inefficiency calculated over 900W from the PSU which means I was getting close. I also had a cosmetic discrepancy with the HX1000 wiring..... and I hate sleeving

I just unboxed my AX1200 and I must say, it is captivating and emotionally moving how excellent this power supply is aesthetically. I have not tested it at all and I'm already thrilled to have it! The sleeving on this power supply is of higher quality than I could achieve with any custom sleeving I did on my own. The convenience of full modularity is exciting, and the plethora of power head room is satisfying. The packaging was even great enough to yank a huge smile from me. The unboxing started with a huge and heavy box with a nice graphic slip covering thick cardboard container. Open that up, remove the cable bag and you have this large foam block. Separate it and you find a felt bag lol... pick that up and open it up to find a plastic sealed PSU. So many layers of protection... Corsair really wanted to make sure this thing got to you in perfect-looking condition.

They sure as hell impressed me. The sleeving is what really got me. Its simply amazing how well done it looks!
 
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Very happy with mine.
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post #3 of 9
niiiiiiccceeee

got to love corsair
their rma and customer service are awesome aswell
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Originally Posted by masonkian View Post
niiiiiiccceeee

got to love corsair
their rma and customer service are awesome aswell
I've been trusting Corsair so I don't have to deal with a dead PSU, but it is definitely comforting to know that should my PSU ever fail, I have support that will put a smile back on my face thanks
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TitaniumClocker View Post
I've been trusting Corsair so I don't have to deal with a dead PSU, but it is definitely comforting to know that should my PSU ever fail, I have support that will put a smile back on my face thanks
having a psu like that in your rig just gives you the confidence that its a good psu and it will look after the rest of your components

solid buy m8 :0

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It is one sexy PSU, that's for sure.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frizo View Post
It is one sexy PSU, that's for sure.
 
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Great story, I also am happy with mine...bout to do a small upgrade of some of my components and its wonderful not having to change my PSU.
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post #9 of 9
I like mine as well. Excellent unit so far.

Hope yours has many years of powering beastly hardware ahead of it!
 
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