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Bought a Corsair Ax 860i, my previous one was used and also with no guarantee. This one comes apparantly with 7 years nerdsmiley.png and is also 80+ Platinum.

The Ax860 without the I, is 20% cheaper but I am interested in the Corsair Link Program, but a lot of people are saying it's bugged. Surely Corsair will fix those bugs if there are any.

Also should I have gone with a different brand? I did pay a premium price for this PSU after all.. should I set high expectations?
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i5-2500k Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2P Asus Geforce GTX 560 Ti Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 
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2 x 320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II Windows 7 x64 OCZ 700W 
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i5-2500k Gigabyte GA-G41MT-S2P Asus Geforce GTX 560 Ti Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 
Hard DriveOSPower
2 x 320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II Windows 7 x64 OCZ 700W 
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I personally feel that you spent way more than you otherwise needed to.  To start with, your system would have all the power it would ever need with a quality-made 450W power supply.  Then there's the fact that each new generation of GPUs and CPUs requires less power than the previous.  Not only that, but a PSU with as much power as the AX860i would be able to power your system with three GTX 680s in it.

 

Not only that, but I personally feel that this is a gimmicky PSU.  I personally think that I would probably use it for one day and say "hey, that's pretty cool", and then never use it again.  I mean, I don't see a need for it with such a high-end PSU.

 

Anyway, I'm just sharing my feelings on it.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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