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Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge View Post

Due to feedback, we'll make available the "Y" style cable we use on AX650/750 for AX1200i users who want to use 8 PCI-E devices simultaneously with 2 EPS12V devices. I didn't realize it would be such a big deal, but I was wrong, so I'll put the product into development. Anybody who buys an AX1200i and wants the 7th and 8th PCI-E cables will be able to contact us at get the cable free of charge.
Also, an important note.
The AX1200i uses the same modular connectors as our HX and TXM PSUs, what we internally call the "Type 3" connector.
In the past, we've had multiple types of connectors.
TYPE 1
• AX 1200
TYPE 2
• AX 850/750/650
TYPE 3
• AX 1200i
• HX 1050/850/750/650 (gold)
• TXM 850/750/650
TYPE 4
• HX 520/620/650 (bronze)
Going forward, we will be standardizing all PSUs to use the TYPE 3 connector.
The only difference between an HX cable set and an AXi cable set would be the 24-pin.
We will make this available by the end of the month on our website.

Any plans on a 650W Platinum PSU? Trust me, the demand is very high on that. biggrin.gif
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post #52 of 176
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Any plans on a 650W Platinum PSU? Trust me, the demand is very high on that. biggrin.gif

I can't comment on unannounced products.

At some point platinum is so expensive to build that it just doesn't make sense to do it in lower wattages.

The difference is about 2% between Gold and Platinum, so at 50% load on a 650W PSU, that difference is literally about 7 or 8 watts. And the price delta is significant - your 650W gold might be $120 or so, but platinum with the same quality it might be $170-$180.

Once platinum stuff comes down in price a lot more it makes a bit more sense.

for example, we're almost to the point where going from 80 Plus White to 80 Plus Bronze is free.
post #53 of 176
Ahh! I was looking for this a couple of days ago. Awesome.
post #54 of 176
Well I'd be interested in an AX850i if for nothing else but the new features in this series. Don't really have a use for 1200 watts. Heck probably not even 850 watts, but I like to have lots of extra smile.gif
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post #55 of 176
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I can't comment on unannounced products.
At some point platinum is so expensive to build that it just doesn't make sense to do it in lower wattages.
The difference is about 2% between Gold and Platinum, so at 50% load on a 650W PSU, that difference is literally about 7 or 8 watts. And the price delta is significant - your 650W gold might be $120 or so, but platinum with the same quality it might be $170-$180.
Once platinum stuff comes down in price a lot more it makes a bit more sense.
for example, we're almost to the point where going from 80 Plus White to 80 Plus Bronze is free.
Well I say Platinum not only for the efficiency, but also because Platinum PSU's tend to pack some more extra features that keep voltage regulation/ripple very tight, this is the MAIN reason why people are looking for a top premium 650W PSU. It's perfect for any system that is running 1 GPU.
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post #56 of 176
It looks a lot like the Be quiet! psu
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post #57 of 176
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And God created AGB...and the universe so...Yeah.
I'm sorry but, I don't register the lack of cables as a valid complaint when you've actually made no effort to contact them for 3 extra cables what-so-ever...
I actually was missing 2 cables and needed a 4th...Corsair sent me 4 cables for free.
Here's the number: 1 510-657-8747
or
Toll Free at: 1 888-222-4346
If you call and they say "Hells no" then we have a valid complaint IMO but, until that happens...Sorry thumb.gif

What? Having to call for more PCI-E connectors on a 1200 watt PSU is most definitely 'complaint worthy'. You make it seem like calling companies up and asking for stuff is common.

Actually not complaint worthy. What it means is you should find a different PSU. Clearly this doesn't have what you need in a quad sli/cf solution. Not saying it's a bad psu in anyway. To the dude that wants quad fire though I would not buy this.

2cents.gif
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post #58 of 176
Actually it is fine for a quad 7970/680 set-up as they don't use more than 1200W's.
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What? Having to call for more PCI-E connectors on a 1200 watt PSU is most definitely 'complaint worthy'. You make it seem like calling companies up and asking for stuff is common.
Actually not complaint worthy. What it means is you should find a different PSU. Clearly this doesn't have what you need in a quad sli/cf solution. Not saying it's a bad psu in anyway. To the dude that wants quad fire though I would not buy this.
2cents.gif

This PSU should have what 4Way/CF solution requires, i mean JohnnyGuru demonstrated it's performance via a 4-Way SLI GTX480 test which is actually linked from Corsairs website. Go figure....

Which is why i'm even more confused about why they made the PSU the way they did.....even he had to use Molex to PCI-E lol. Based on the article date and the test done "ironically 4-Way SLI" you'd think they'd have the forsight to realise this could be a problem and produce an appropriate cable.


Quote:
Quoted from article:
In order to power all of the video cards, a 4 pin molex to 6-Pin PCI-E power adapter was used on the last card. Another important thing to remember when running multi card configurations is to plug in any secondary PCI-E power on the motherboard. The Gigabyte UD9 motherboard that I used had a standard 4 pin molex connector above the top PCI-E x16 slot as well as along the bottom edge of the board. This will help the PCI-E slots get enough power for the cards.

http://www.corsair.com/systembuild/4-way-sli-ax1200/

Also CorsairGeorge mentioned a free "Y" style cable to those that purchase the AX1200i, what about us AX1200 owners? Will it be available to us? What about a Sleeved version so it goes with the sleeved kits they have out there that myself and others have purchased ontop of the PSU?
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post #60 of 176
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post

This PSU should have what 4Way/CF solution requires, i mean JohnnyGuru demonstrated it's performance via a 4-Way SLI GTX480 test which is actually linked from Corsairs website. Go figure....
Which is why i'm even more confused about why they made the PSU the way they did.....even he had to use Molex to PCI-E lol. Based on the article date and the test done "ironically 4-Way SLI" you'd think they'd have the forsight to realise this could be a problem and produce an appropriate cable.

http://www.corsair.com/systembuild/4-way-sli-ax1200/
Also CorsairGeorge mentioned a free "Y" style cable to those that purchase the AX1200i, what about us AX1200 owners? Will it be available to us? What about a Sleeved version so it goes with the sleeved kits they have out there that myself and others have purchased ontop of the PSU?

This interests me as well. Not that I have daily use for quadfire but did have the pleasure of using quad sli in the past. (7970 primary/ 9800gtx2 x2 quad sli. Wanted to add another card but out of pcie lines) More lines, in particular, sleeved Y-type lines make adding a card much easier as I have to worry about less bulk out of the psu and behind my mobo.
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