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

No not yet. As I stated I am saving up to purchase multiple GPU's (going for tri-SLI here). Once I get my second and third GPU, then I will really be able to see how well this puppy does.
    
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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.
As what Chimp said, It is a dual ball bearing fan, You can't simply slap in any sleeve bearing 140mm and expect it to survive pass 2 years without it rattling. And find another 140MM ball bearing fan that has a high fan speed. There are none for some reason.
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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.
It isn't. The quality is not the best but it is honestly like comparing Delta soldering quality to FSP. There isn't much of a difference.
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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.
San-aces are good. But I can't find anything that is 140MM and 12V and 25MM. Weird as heck.
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also can someone tell me why they use the same old mediocre Yate Loon fan on a 350$ PSU?
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No not yet. As I stated I am saving up to purchase multiple GPU's (going for tri-SLI here). Once I get my second and third GPU, then I will really be able to see how well this puppy does.
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As what Chimp said, It is a dual ball bearing fan, You can't simply slap in any sleeve bearing 140mm and expect it to survive pass 2 years without it rattling.

That's why i suggested a fluid dynamic bearing fan. it will definately have less sidenoise, but it will probably be a bit more expensive than this YL..
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That's why i suggested a fluid dynamic bearing fan. it will definately have less sidenoise, but it will probably be a bit more expensive than this YL..

Good FDB fans have almost always been lower-quality in all respects than good ball-bearing fans, so I don't know how you could justify using a lower-end fan than that. Using a better BRAND of fan with ball bearings, yes, I could see that, San Aces almost all use ball bearings for reference, but changing from ball bearings to FDBs makes no sense to me.
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Well first of all i mentioned the San ace fans earlier as a better choice.
Then i don't udnerstand how the fact that a good FDB is virtually inaudible in contrast to any kind of ball bearing fan i ever heard is not a big advantage?
And i dont know how you come to the conclusion that a quality FDB fan is 'low end'? As far as i know they do have great longevity, comparable to a good double ball bearing?
From my own experience i can tell you that i used a whole bunch of s-flex fans on different builds like 3 to 6 years ago and not one of them ever made any problems. Maybe i was just lucky.
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And i dont know how you come to the conclusion that a quality FDB fan is 'low end'? As far as i know they do have great longevity, comparable to a good double ball bearing?
From my own experience i can tell you that i used a whole bunch of s-flex fans on different builds like 3 to 6 years ago and not one of them ever made any problems. Maybe i was just lucky.
FDB fans aren't "low end", I never said or implied that. I'm just saying they aren't as good as ball-bearing fans. I run an S-Flex G and love it, just not as much as my San Ace or Panaflos. wink.gif
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I'm just genuinly curious now what makes them superior in that specific environment. To me the only two important aspects of a PSU fan are the noisecharacteristc and longevity.
I know that ball bearing fans are more robust in wide range temperature- and other extreme situations, but in a PSU the temperature range is usually between 20 and 45°C. wich is not that hard to deal with it seems. If you have any links to data/articles than please let me know, i'd like to learn more about this smile.gif
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Very nice sir i may upgrade to this from a AX850 when i add a 3rd 670 FTW to my build.
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I do Independent Verification and Validation Testing for a living. Is it possible that two identical components (or a batch of them) yield different results under test? Absolutely! That makes the results subjective. Personally, I wouldn't put a lot of stock into a small sampling experiences to base a decision on.
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