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The 860W should be just as good as the 1000W, as far as I know they are the same unit.
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post #242 of 1308
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Originally Posted by Dehatitated View Post

Hi I might be joining this club soon but I am hung on the Seasonic Platinum 860W or the corsair AX 850W the AX is $30 cheaper but the platinum sounds great. I read the Jonnyguru review and I trust his reviews but that was for the 1000w model. Do you know how good the 860W model is?

amazon has it cheaper than anyone.

http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-PLATINUM-860-ATX-Power-Supply/dp/B00608MP5E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347074144&sr=8-1&keywords=seasonic+860
 
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It's the same price at NewEgg at the moment with 15% off:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111
   
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I really am glad to know ive one of the best psu on the market. Saying that if id known of corsairs sleeved cables were an option at the time of purchase i think i would have had much more trouble deciding which to get. Johnyguru did give it one the best psu thumbs up but dang those corsair sleeved cables are nice. IF i was to suggest a psu id lean towards the AX just for the sleeved cables fact .... dont get me wrong, they both are amazing units and anyone should be proud to own one but the simple fact is that your stuck with the (forgive me) Seasonics ugly cables. Honestly, putting both units on a table side by side, corsair with the sexy sleeved cables and Seasonics short, nonsleeved cables..... well, we dont need to do the math here do we. For most of us here an attractive pc is also very important, be it our own or just apprecation of others who have spent the time to make these works of art. Seasonic should have the same offer as Corsair and i could feel 100% certain that i without a doubt made the best choice.

At these prices your only going make this expensive purchase perhaps once or twice in the next many many years, you have to see this everyday.
post #245 of 1308
Thank you for the replies but if you looked on the left of my post you would have seen Australia so I am paying $279 AUD for the 860W model.

cravinmild:
Thank you for the comparison I am now leaning towards the Corsair AX because the optional cables are much nicer. But if I got the seasonic I could get the bitfenix alchemy cable extensions but you still see the ugly seasonic cables coming out of the PSU.
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yes you do, i notice everytime i look into my pc, cant miss them as i have a red/black theme happening in there.... yellow has no business in there. Its really the only thing i dont like about the psu, its not a super big thing to others who see the pc but i see it.... i knowwwww

Im not bashing Seasonic, nobody here needs to be assured Seasonic has amazing psu. Corsair just seems to get it.
post #247 of 1308
I decided to go with the Corsair AX 850W and I will get an individually sleeved set, and if later down the track I want to custom sleeve my cables I will have two sets in case I make a mistake obviously using the original that came with the PSU set first.
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hey guys. Quick update for the sleevers.

Kevin from Seasonic told me that it was ok to use extensions. He basically said as long as it is from a reputable company like NZXT. Im just quoting him.

George from Antron Electronics will make any seasonic cable for you. They will make them custom lengths etc.. I will probably get the sata power cables longer and the connectors in the correct place. Pretty cheap also. These are not extensions, they are the actual cables that plug into the PSU. We also talked about that purple and black wire that is twisted, and he explained that Seasonic tells them to make sure they twist them. I have no idea why though.
 
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Just talked to Kevin Han from Seasonic via email. I asked him about the twisted purple and black wires and if untwisting them would cause a issue. Here is his response:
Quote:
Dear customer,

Thanks for contacting Seasonic - Customer Service Dept.
It's our design that ensure +5VSB gets more stable, and it wouldn't cause any problems at all.


Edited by nezff - 9/8/12 at 9:45am
 
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