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A bit overly expensive IMO. I've been wanting to swap my TX750 for a modular Corsair PSU, but I can't warrant shelling out so much for one. Sad because I have a bit of loyalty to Cosair (I have Corsair RAM, SSD, had a A70 CPU cooler, and the TX750) and confide in their PSUs but will probably be switching PSU brands because of the cost.
keep an eye on seasonic x750 psu. they've been selling for $99 the past 2 months on newegg, so it may appear again. the corsair hx750 is another great psu though not fully modular.

anyway, i got my ax860. looks effin awesome, corsair!
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how much did you get it for?
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how much did you get it for?
$197 w/ 2day shipping. ordered it this past saturday, delivered to my door yesterday. perks of having student prime biggrin.gif
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I bought the ax860i recently for £150 which is the regular price of the ax850 here in the UK. I'm probably gonna be the first person to say this but the ax860i runs like a champ. With i3770k, gtx 680, 16gb ram, 1xssd , 1xhdd, 1xdvdrw the fan does NOT spin when the system is idle or when only CPU is utilised. In order for the fan to kick in, I need to run a cpu & gpu intensive application but even then, it's really and I mean really quiet.

Most people say corsair link is rubbish, well I disagree. It might not be the best piece of software out there but it's a really handy application for setting fan profiles and monitoring your system's power consumption. Bear in mind that the driver must be installed properly for the application to work right. Also the right version of corsair link must be installed.
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Looking at the Corsair individually sleeved cables, the AXi cables seem to fit the AX860 (non-I) with the exception of the 24-pin.

I have a 24-pin from an older AX850 gold set that physically fits into the AX860, just not sure if they are the same electrically. Have an old mobo I can power up and find out.redface.gif




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Woohoo, the 24-pin individually sleeved cable from the AX850 Gold set does indeed work just fine with the AX860 (non-i) Platinum psu. They are both Seasonic OEMs which makes sense.

In this photo, the 24-pin is from a AX850 Gold cable kit and all the others are from an AX1200i cable kit.

They all work just fine; seems if they plug in they function, copper is copper! I just plugged them all into a very old X48 mobo and all was stable so went ahead and cabled up the M5E, all is well in Hooterville, and this concludes our story.smile.gif



Sorry, here is a power ON shot just for proof the above mentioned works.


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I was going to buy the AX760i before I read this thread. Now, I'm confused as to which Corsair product to buy. Can someone recommend one. I see there is AX760/860? Don't care about price or budget but do care about reducing fan noise.
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I was going to buy the AX760i before I read this thread. Now, I'm confused as to which Corsair product to buy. Can someone recommend one. I see there is AX760/860? Don't care about price or budget but do care about reducing fan noise.

I've had the AX860 for 12days, have not heard the fan spin up yet. Its truly a superbly quiet psu. I didn't want to wait for the AX860/AX760 red cable kit to be released, so used an AX1200i kit and the 24-pin from an older AX850 individually sleeved Corsair kit I had. For now that's the only way to do it.

Cannot say enough good things about the AX860.smile.gif

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The review on the AX 760 and AX 860 to me isn't impressive considering their Seasonic Platinum equivalents perform better. The new Seasonic Platinum 760 and 660 have flat ribbon cables for all connectors except the 24 pin which really should be a flat ribbon cable too; the Corsair AX's keep the regular sleeving on the PCI-E, 8pin EPS and 24 pin for some reason.
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The review on the AX 760 and AX 860 to me isn't impressive considering their Seasonic Platinum equivalents perform better. The new Seasonic Platinum 760 and 660 have flat ribbon cables for all connectors except the 24 pin which really should be a flat ribbon cable too; the Corsair AX's keep the regular sleeving on the PCI-E, 8pin EPS and 24 pin for some reason.
how do they perform better? Thats very cool that seasonic has incorporated flat cables to most of its connections on the 760w platinum model.
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