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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?

Only reason I can see them not including the cables is cost. Which is quite sad for this type of product.

Should be noted again that I'm not saying the PSU is not a good product. Could be the best PSU ever released for all I know.

What I'm saying is I find it odd that quadfire/sli is not better supported in this type of product.
    
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post #62 of 176
I'm pretty sure that there were many complaints about the ax1200 not having the proper amount of connections, and yet this was still released with only 6... Its not like the ax1200 was released 2 years ago or anything. I guess its nice that its being acknowledged now. In reality though, there needs to be 9 pci-e connectors out of the box, as boards that run quad gpus use a 6 pin pci-e for slot power in order to not burn the 24 pin connector.
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post #63 of 176
Hmmm, I am not sure what to get, either this or the new EVGA PSU. Leaning toward the Corsair's unit now cause of the raving reviews it got and the not so good news I heard about EVGA. sad-smiley-002.gif
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Hold on...do people actually use quad sli/xfire? I mean, I bought a board that can do it but I'm never going to go with more than 3 cards. After a 3rd card, the 4th card can actually slow your games or just add a few frames. With the 4th card, you get a big increase in temps and minimal gain. I think corsair can see this and is rather making a psu to fit enthusiasts who see this as well. This psu gets my approval smile.gif
post #65 of 176
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Hold on...do people actually use quad sli/xfire? I mean, I bought a board that can do it but I'm never going to go with more than 3 cards. After a 3rd card, the 4th card can actually slow your games or just add a few frames. With the 4th card, you get a big increase in temps and minimal gain. I think corsair can see this and is rather making a psu to fit enthusiasts who see this as well. This psu gets my approval smile.gif

Well I think the point of whether or not you do it is that something in the 1200 watt range ought to by default be able to do it. You really don't need 1200 watts for anything else.
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Hold on...do people actually use quad sli/xfire?
~1% of buyers of this PSU might...
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Hold on...do people actually use quad sli/xfire? I mean, I bought a board that can do it but I'm never going to go with more than 3 cards. After a 3rd card, the 4th card can actually slow your games or just add a few frames. With the 4th card, you get a big increase in temps and minimal gain. I think corsair can see this and is rather making a psu to fit enthusiasts who see this as well. This psu gets my approval smile.gif

Old Myth, and one that would only apply really to single display setups anyway.
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Modular PSUs look extremely nice and very easy for management\getting rid of extra cables. I want one sad-smiley-002.gif
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I JUST bought an AX1200...!mad.gif
    
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impressive...very impressive. thumb.gif
I wonder how long it'll be until the other power supply manufacturer start playing "monkey see, monkey do". It only took 1.5 years until Modular cables became the norm with power supplies.
     
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