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Seasonic makes Corsair.
Almost right flextronics makes the AX1200 the AX760I the AX860I and the AX1200I
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post #12 of 41
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Well then, could I even power a dual SLI setup down the road if I was running just the AX650 watt? Cause the $30 difference between the AX750 and AX850 is small enough for me to just go for 850watt but if you people really think that upcoming hardware, especially CPU's and GPU's could feed off a 650watt AX650 even if I went dual SLI which is the only SLI I would spend the money for, then I would get the AX650 and free sleeved cable kit ground shipped for about $180 from corsair
post #13 of 41
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Well then, could I even power a dual SLI setup down the road if I was running just the AX650 watt? Cause the $30 difference between the AX750 and AX850 is small enough for me to just go for 850watt but if you people really think that upcoming hardware, especially CPU's and GPU's could feed off a 650watt AX650 even if I went dual SLI which is the only SLI I would spend the money for, then I would get the AX650 and free sleeved cable kit ground shipped for about $180 from corsair

yes, you could if you're running your gpu on stock settings. haven't really oc'd a gpu yet, but theoretically you should be capable of running dual gtx 670's in sli with a ax650.

imo spending $180 on a 650 psu even with sleeved cables is pretty steep. you could get a ax850 on amazon for that price. but if that's what you want, you should go for it.

hell, i shouldn't talk. i bought a ax860 psu from corsair just recently, even tho i was already fine with my 650 silverstone psu. but im going to do full custom water loop and overclock the shizz out of my 2 680's and 3770k.
Edited by Killa Cam - 12/10/12 at 10:39pm
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post #14 of 41
Brands to consider on the upper-mid end:

Corsair AX and HX series (Overpriced, I think)
NZXT Hale as stated earlier (great PSU for the price)
Rosewill Capstone M series or Fortress (modular Gold and non-modular platinum, respectively)
Seasonic
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 1200w if you ever need that much power which your really don't in this case.


My vote always goes to the Capstones. They just can't be beat for quality, price, and durability.
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post #15 of 41
Thread Starter 
Would an AX750 be able to power a future dual SLI rig or even the AX650?
post #16 of 41
Considering that the AX 650 can power any dual SLI config using current generation cards, I'd say chances are it would do the same for the next generation as well.
post #17 of 41
Next generation should be on 28nm and probably with larger die sizes to get nontrivially-higher performance, so barring some larger power optimizations, power draw could be higher than current generation maybe. But regardless, I doubt power consumption—if it did go up—would somehow shoot up so drastically that a AX650 could not handle it, much less AX750.

There are many good options other than AX series, but they're solid (and overpriced usually).
post #18 of 41
Thread Starter 
Got it today and its really sexy looking with the free sleeved cables but im now im worried still from more googling on SLI that it may not enough to run a dual 670 FTW SLI setup or whatever comes down the road according to some people. Crap.......


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post #19 of 41
Thread Starter 
Well im kicking myself in the ass now hard for ordering my AX750 directly from Corsair despite the free color sleeved cable kit their offering. Newegg is having screaming deals on Corsair PSU's as I can get the brand new AX860 for $170 after 15% off promo code, free 3 day shipping and then $20 MIR! So thats a brand spanking new PSU model with even more power and efficiency for only $150 in the end!

Screw it, just placed an order for one and i'll see what the restocking fee is for this AX750 through Corsair or i'll sell it myself and regain most of the cost. Now I think 860 watts of platinum power should power anything I could throw at it for years to come no? I passed on the 860i model cause the Corsair software has not been getting good reviews from owners of the new AXi series and it just wasn't worth the $30 premium either IMO, I have no desire to monitor or change voltages on my PSU.
Edited by Binary Ecyrb - 12/20/12 at 3:03am
post #20 of 41
You're such a victim..
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