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Corsair AX1200 vs Seasonic P-1000

Poll Results: Pls vote for the one that's better

 
  • 33% (3)
    Corsair AX1200 (Gold)
  • 66% (6)
    Seasonic P-1000 (Platinium)
9 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
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Hi,

I was using a Corsair HX1000 for past for year & my home got hit by surge & my PC gone dead.
All was okay with the Corsair HX1000. Now I just have to get a new one & had came up with 2 choice.
Both have good reviews & I really don't know which one to get.

Basicly the units gotto power up i7 980x, 3x GTX480, 2 pumps for watercooling & afew fans.
Guess that for this beast, min I'll be needing a 1000w++ PSU.

Both units is around the same price range.
Corsair AX1200 is more expensive by $20.00 or so, comparing to the Seasonic P-1000
Both offers 7 years warranty. Corsair warranty claims should be good but I've got no experience/comments with Seasonic

Newegg product & price link
Seasonic P-1000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151105&Tpk=Seasonic
Corsair AX1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014&Tpk=AX1200

Pls advice. Any chart that i could refer to?

Pls vote at the above. Believed that this would be a comparison that many wants to know.

Edited by LoneWolf - 2/5/12 at 9:31pm
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post #2 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207020&Tpk=xfx%20power

Isa a seasonic rebrand PSU....

which I think makes it exactly the same as the AX1200 ??
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post #3 of 13
Seasonic would be a better bet IMO.
Im no PSU expert, but corsair buys their high end platforms from Seasonic.
Going to the source of the quality seems like a good choice.

But wait for a real PSU person to chime in.
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post #4 of 13
They are both the same but Corsair has a better customer service and rma
post #5 of 13
AX-1200 is not a Seasonic rebadge. It was a custom design, by Flextroinic I believe?

The AX-1200 is excellent in build quality overall, one of the best ripple patterns ever seen and being one of the coolest (heat sinks everywhere inside)

Buy the AX, it won't disappoint.
Edited by RussianJ - 2/5/12 at 9:29pm
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post #6 of 13
get the HCP-1200 dude, shreds both of them
post #7 of 13
With high 480GTX overclocks, go with 1200W. The AX is a solid unit.
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post #8 of 13
Voting for the Seasonic as 1 kW is plenty for the system specified in the OP. Also, RussianJ is correct in that the AX1200 is not of Seasonic origin, but rather an in house design from Corsair built by Flextronics. That said, both are good, but the Seasonic unit is the better value all around in this case.
post #9 of 13
i think the ax850 and 750 are seasonic PSUs, not sure about the 1200 though. No matter what though I would go through Corsair, they have some of the best customer service.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bR0ken_pr0Jector View Post

Voting for the Seasonic as 1 kW is plenty for the system specified in the OP. Also, RussianJ is correct in that the AX1200 is not of Seasonic origin, but rather an in house design from Corsair built by Flextronics. That said, both are good, but the Seasonic unit is the better value all around in this case.

Not quite.

3 480's running at 930+Mhz at 1.2 volts and the 980x overclocked to 4.3+ghz will push over the 1000W limit. If he plans to overclock a lot, he will need more than the 1000W. That is if he ever benches. For gaming. he will be close to 900-1000W.
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