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Well, I just set up my new Corsair AX1200i

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And I must say that I am extremely pleased with this beastly power supply. Now, looking at my specs, I am sure that many of you are saying "wow, you REALLY do not need that much power for that setup that you have," and you are 100% correct! So far I only have one GTX 670, but with each month passing, I plan on adding more cards. I will eventually have a tri-SLI 670 setup, and after all the cards are up and running, I will be going full-custom water cooling and push every card and my 3930k to its absolute maximum overclock.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "You still don't need that much power!"

Well, I am eligible for the Corsair Vendor Program, meaning I get lots of Corsair goodies for cheap. This AX1200i, for instances, I got for only $209.99 directly from Corsair brand new. So now you see why I went with such a big PSU!

Anyway, at full load (folding on CPU and GPU; everything is stock right now), my computer is only pulling 390 watts from the wall (according to my Kill-A-Watt)! This is absolutely incredible - Platinum certification at its finest smile.gif

I must say that this PSU is very impressive in terms of both looks and performance. It felt very solid when putting in, and the cable sleeving, although not individual, is quite nicely done! Also, the cables are nice and long so they can fit in my case with an issue (unlike my Seasonic 1000w Platinum which had short cables. Booooo!).

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Haters gonna hate. Keep getting that Gucci gear
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Enjoy your new hardware! wink.gif
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edit:

also can someone tell me why they use the same old mediocre Yate Loon fan on a 350$ PSU?
Edited by Elohim - 10/27/12 at 12:46pm
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I had a Corsair HX750 and it was a very good Power Supply for me. It never caused me any issues and was able to power both of my GTX 580's and both my HD 5780's. I just recently switched to a Silverstone Power Supply due to the fact that it has the easiest pin layout and will be good for when I sleeve it. If I didn't plan on sleeving it, then I would have stuck with my Corsair. I see no issues with your thread, you are just describing your opinion and experience with this Power Supply. Looks good to me! I worked for a company called Teletech at one point and I was able to get Dell items very cheap through the Vendor Program we had with them. So I know exactly what you are talking about. thumb.gif


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also can someone tell me why they use the same old mediocre Yate Loon fan on a 350$ PSU?
There is no need for a fan that is any faster or louder. The Yate Loon is a quality fan that does just what it is intended to, cool the Power Supply if it is getting a little warm. The Power Supplies now-a-days do not get that warm, so there is no need for a super high CFM fan.
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i'm talking about a higher quality fan with less sidenoise, maybe a FD bearing? Not a faster fan wink.gif

Even the lower AX (Seasonic basecd) PSU's do use the superiour San Ace Silent fan. The bequiet Dark Rock P10 uses a way better fan too. I'm not saying that the YL D14BH is trash but its definately kinda cheapish for a top of the line priduct.
Edited by Elohim - 10/27/12 at 2:53pm
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i'm talking about a higher quality fan with less sidenoise, maybe a FD bearing? Not a faster fan wink.gif
Corsair implements ball bearing Yates in their non-Seasonic-based power supplies. They're VERY good fans as it is. If you have some unwanted motor tone/bearing noise it's probably a manufacturing defect in the fan. I don't know if Corsair has any they can send you to replace it, or if they would sanction that replacement so you don't void the warranty, though.
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I understand that and i've seen/heard this fan more than one time, but i wouldnt necessarily call it VERY good. It's not bad but there are definitely better options, eg Seasnoic, bequiet, or even Enermax.

My point is, it's an absolutely awesome product, but the fan is just decent (imo). And at the end of the day, the only thing i actually notice from the PSU 24/7 is the fan.
Edited by Elohim - 10/27/12 at 3:20pm
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It isn't very good, it's mediocre... inferior to the product as a whole (AX 1200i) and inferior to what the competition offers in this market segment.
Edited by Original Sin - 10/27/12 at 4:15pm
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Anyway, at full load (folding on CPU and GPU; everything is stock right now), my computer is only pulling 390 watts from the wall (according to my Kill-A-Watt)! This is absolutely incredible - Platinum certification at its finest smile.gif



Have you ever tested the corsair AX1200i at more than 390watts ? To see what its really made of ?
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