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Poll Results: AX1200i vs Platinum 1000

 
  • 41% (7)
    Corsair AX1200i
  • 58% (10)
    Sedasonic Platinum 1000
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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

The op asked between the Seasonic Platinum 1000w or the AX1200i, I would get the Seasonic.
There's nothing wrong with having extra power for later.

And for people saying get the 860w Seasonic Platinum, the 1000w is only $25 more, so why not?

That entirely depend on what that $25 could be spent on, if the OP can run fine on the 860W then 1000W should only be considered if the extra 140W in future upgrade power room outweighs what $25 extra be used for. I I saidthat he would be just fine on the 860W, but I still suggested the 1KW.
Edited by sherlock - 2/9/13 at 10:48pm
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post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by Traphix View Post

The op asked between the Seasonic Platinum 1000w or the AX1200i, I would get the Seasonic.
There's nothing wrong with having extra power for later.

And for people saying get the 860w Seasonic Platinum, the 1000w is only $25 more, so why not?

Depends 1) on how much he values $25 and 2) on how much he values looks.

The 860w version has all black cabling where the 1000w does not.

Also because he would likely never even need 860w, lol. Considering he MIGHT go SLI implies that he might not. 860 is enough for SLI and beyond.
 
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post #23 of 25
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Just my 680 for now. Might go SLi later tho.

You're looking at 500W, 600/650W for SLI..
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post #24 of 25
450W - Single 680 + 3930K
650W - SLI 680s + 3930K
850W - Tri-SLI 680s + 3930K
Providing you are using a good quality PSU of course.

1KW is overkill for most setups.
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post #25 of 25
Everything said here about the Seasonic 860W being the right size is a fair point. However here's how I see it.

I'm currently running the Seasonic 860W platinum in my system and I've got a 690 with a 2700K. I'm planning on going to a 4930K and either 2 maybe 3 780's. Honestly, a 860w should be enough to drive all those components. Corsair's are popular but seasonic has a flawless reputation. that said, I'm planning on selling my Seasonic 860W and picking up a AX1200i.

There's two major factors making me go that way. First, the AXi has has the option to upgrade to sleeved cables. I'll never sleeve them myself and cable extensions don't cover up the ulgy cables that come out of the psu. Having the sleeved cables go back to the psu is a plus.

Second, both PSU's have a hybrid type fan control system where the first however much percentage of the load, the fan doesn't turn on. On the AX1200i, anything under 40% or ~570W load the fan doesn't turn on. Meaning, even if you're grossly oversizing the powersupply, you're picking up a FANLESS power supply that has almost an unlimited upgrade capability. The 860w kicks on a 30% and ramps up at 50%. 30% and 50% of 860 is much lower than the 570W you're getting from the AX1200i.

As for the AX1200i vs 1000w platinum. I'd go with the corsair one if you cared about anything I said above. Otherwise, the 1000W go with the seasonic. My impression from reading the reviews and opinions are that the seasonic has better components inside while the Corsair one, actually manufactured by flextronics, is just a updated AX1200 with a digintal chip regulating the power, thus eliminating stuff inside giving the better efficiency.

Your call. Can't go wrong with either since they both have a 7 year warranty.
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