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Hey OCN

Like the title says I'm in need of a new PSU.

Currently I have a OCZ 600W semi-modular PSU which I'm very satisfied with but after putting some new parts in my desktop I'm left with the old ones.
The plan is swapping the OCZ PSU with a new one and make a new build with the old PSU.
Another reason is I'm planning on buying 2 780's (maybe 880's) in summer next year.

Currently I have 2 PSU selected both 860W and platinum:

Seasonic Platinum-860 (€ 259)

Corsair AX860 (€ 219,90)


I'm open for suggestions!

Little note: I'm planning on buying them close to New Year

Ty
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post #2 of 19
The seasonic platinum series are longer than the AX 860.
That does potentially mean a longer life span, and better cooling and components, however Seasonic is the biggest OEM (IIRC) and they make Corsair power supplies anyway. Also, the AX1200i had some issues with the AMPs for the PCIe cables. The AX860 is much cheaper, smaller, and has better looking cables.
The Seasonic power supply has its benefits with the bigger size.
I'd still get Corsair. Just because your case might have problems with the size.
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post #3 of 19
I didn't even know there was a non "i" version of the AX860. It's cheaper than the digital PSU's as well. Does the AX760i/AX860i/AX1200i all have the same problem you mentioned?
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post #4 of 19
definitely corsair ax860 in your case. it's shorter in length, black cabling and most of all, its the cheaper between the 2. it's also a seasonic oem, so you're basically getting a shorter, sleeker looking seasonic with a corsair rebrand. both have 7 year warranty, but i've heard nothing but good things about corsair's rma process.

you could also save more money if you went the 760w route as im sure it could more than handle 2 gpu's. this is where both the seasonic and corsair seem to have no difference in specs and the seasonic has black cabling in their 760w unit.

coincidentally, i just got my ax860 today. not gonna put it in my rig until i order my water cooling parts in (which will be a month from now).
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by cslayer211 View Post

I didn't even know there was a non "i" version of the AX860. It's cheaper than the digital PSU's as well. Does the AX760i/AX860i/AX1200i all have the same problem you mentioned?
I'm pretty sure it's only the I series. Just because of the software.
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post #6 of 19
Rosewill Capstone 750M is my suggestion. It'll run a pair of 580's and a Sandy Bridge or Ivy setup.
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post #7 of 19
I see you're in Europe, where are you buying from? (link the shops, it's important for us to see what's on offer and at what prices)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Frozenoblivion View Post

I'm pretty sure it's only the I series. Just because of the software.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Original Sin View Post

I see you're in Europe, where are you buying from? (link the shops, it's important for us to see what's on offer and at what prices)

Site I'm buying from:
http://www.alternate.be/html/highlights/page.html?hgid=839&tgid=1200&tk=7&lk=4655

There is a non i version of the PSU:

http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Corsair/AX860_________________860W_ATX23/1042248/?

(this is the one with I: http://www.alternate.be/html/product/Corsair/AX860i/1042249/?)
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post #9 of 19
Id go for the corsair personally. as a matter of fact im getting an AX860i very soon for chrsitmas biggrin.gif

i would spend the extra few monies on the 860i if i were you, seeing as its 80 plus platinum rated tongue.gif
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post

Rosewill Capstone 750M is my suggestion. It'll run a pair of 580's and a Sandy Bridge or Ivy setup.

Sadly that that PSU isn't an option since they don't sell it tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killa Cam View Post

definitely corsair ax860 in your case. it's shorter in length, black cabling and most of all, its the cheaper between the 2. it's also a seasonic oem, so you're basically getting a shorter, sleeker looking seasonic with a corsair rebrand. both have 7 year warranty, but i've heard nothing but good things about corsair's rma process.
you could also save more money if you went the 760w route as im sure it could more than handle 2 gpu's. this is where both the seasonic and corsair seem to have no difference in specs and the seasonic has black cabling in their 760w unit.
coincidentally, i just got my ax860 today. not gonna put it in my rig until i order my water cooling parts in (which will be a month from now).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frozenoblivion View Post

The seasonic platinum series are longer than the AX 860.
That does potentially mean a longer life span, and better cooling and components, however Seasonic is the biggest OEM (IIRC) and they make Corsair power supplies anyway. Also, the AX1200i had some issues with the AMPs for the PCIe cables. The AX860 is much cheaper, smaller, and has better looking cables.
The Seasonic power supply has its benefits with the bigger size.
I'd still get Corsair. Just because your case might have problems with the size.


When I was watching vids about the Seasonic PSU I noticed that the cabling was very poor compared to the corsair one.

Thanks for saying that the Seasonic PSU is bigger then the corsair one otherwise I wouldn't have noticed. tongue.gif
And now that I look at the PSU that is in my case at the moment I see there isn't alot of room left between it and the mobo so a big PSU wouldn't be smart.
Edited by Midgethulk - 12/11/12 at 6:36am
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