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Which one is the best one for money, its only $35 difference in Australia.

Is the AX better than the HX?
post #2 of 23
Yes, the AX is a rebadged SeaSonic X-850 with upgraded VRM. As opposed to the HX which is an older CWT DSG 850 like Toughpower XT's.

The HX

DSCF1073.jpg

X-850

ss850kmf3_4.jpg

The AX is cooled better, more modular and got polymers on the secondary. The HX regulates a little better, but doesn't really have much over the AX. It's an older unit that's supposed to be replaced by AX.
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The AX is the better model mate.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Doe;15579043 
Yes, the AX is a rebadged SeaSonic X-850 with upgraded VRM. As opposed to the HX which is an older CWT DSG 850 like Toughpower XT's.

The HX

X-850


The AX is cooled better, more modular and got polymers on the secondary. The HX regulates a little better, but doesn't really have much over the AX. It's an older unit that's supposed to be replaced by AX.

Broken images.
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post #5 of 23
As everyone has said, the AX is a modified X850 and is a better unit.

Personally, I'd pay another $35 for it, but bear in mind what you need to power...850W is, as I assume you're aware, overkill for your system.
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X-850 is the same as the AX 850. Same OEM - Seasonic. AX 850 did have some modifications.
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post #7 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite;15579063 
As everyone has said, the AX is a modified X850 and is a better unit.

Personally, I'd pay another $35 for it, but bear in mind what you need to power...850W is, as I assume you're aware, overkill for your system.

I'm buying this psu in mind for SLI'ing another 570 in the future and oc'ing my cpu more and gpu's. I just want to be on the safe side smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Doe;15579043 
Yes, the AX is a rebadged SeaSonic X-850 with upgraded VRM. As opposed to the HX which is an older CWT DSG 850 like Toughpower XT's.

The HX

DSCF1073.jpg

X-850

ss850kmf3_4.jpg

The AX is cooled better, more modular and got polymers on the secondary. The HX regulates a little better, but doesn't really have much over the AX. It's an older unit that's supposed to be replaced by AX.

The HX image is broken :S but I'm probably going to get the AX-850w now smile.gif
post #9 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029;15579051 
The AX is the better model mate.

Ohk thanks man are there any competitors say antec or seasonic that will have the same 750w-900w under $250 AUD?
post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisguitar;15579083 
The HX image is broken :S but I'm probably going to get the AX-850w now smile.gif

HX here;

1816460.jpg

But yeah, AX > HX.

And yes, AX is the same as SeaSonic X-850, however, with stronger Switchers.

attachment.php?attachmentid=1624&d=1317991774

Personally, I'd get this one. It's better than both IMO. But you can get the AX as well.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_226&products_id=5434

For comparison (not just the end score. lol).

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=197

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=58
Edited by Johnny Doe - 11/5/11 at 2:31am
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