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Originally Posted by Vuashke View Post
even though the hcp is a better psu?
I would hardly say the HCP 1200w is better. Both units are amazing, great efficiency, ripple is very low, neither are loud. I would as well go with the Corsair AX1200 unit because of the extra 2 year warranty, and because of the flat cable design.
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better in what? ax1200 is fully modular and ALMOST 80 platinum certified
Both of which have nothing to do with how the power supply performs. They are however great gimmicks for the psu companies to use as marketing tools.

Hands down the AX1200 is an excellent power supply....but the HCP1200 is better.
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Originally Posted by Vuashke View Post
even though the hcp is a better psu?
It is better then the AX1200. Even though the AX 1200 is a WONDERFUL unit it just can't power 4 extremely overclocked 580's.

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Originally Posted by Juanchioo View Post
better in what? ax1200 is fully modular and ALMOST 80 platinum certified
read above.

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I would hardly say the HCP 1200w is better. Both units are amazing, great efficiency, ripple is very low, neither are loud. I would as well go with the Corsair AX1200 unit because of the extra 2 year warranty, and because of the flat cable design.
HCP is simply a better unit. It also has less then 15mv of ripple compared to the AX1200's 29mv. I'm not saying it's bad just the HCP wins in that area also.

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Both of which have nothing to do with how the power supply performs. They are however great gimmicks for the psu companies to use as marketing tools.

Hands down the AX1200 is an excellent power supply....but the HCP1200 is better.
The HCP is a better unit yes but it has it's downsides like kinda loose vreg and noise. But it is better then the AX in the fact that it has multiple rails. Multiple rails are not essential but they are VERY nice to have.
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better in what? ax1200 is fully modular and ALMOST 80 platinum certified
To finish from the posts above:

The point is that when it comes to PSUs, it comes down to a unit-by-unit basis instead of a brand-by-brand basis. The reason why I compared the AX1200 and the 1200W High Current Pro is because the 1200W High Current Pro is quite a superior unit.

So when recommending PSUs, it is not possible (or wise) to just make a recommendation like "Go with this brand...". The reason is because the next question becomes, "Which model?". If you get asked "which model" and don't have an answer, then it's a good sign that it's time to step down and let someone else answer.
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Ok so what is the price difference in the ax1200 an this one I can get around 189.
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