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The power of the PSU is only good if you use it if not is just wasted money, a good 650/750w PSU is enough
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AX1200i.

Can't fault mine it's excellent. Then if you want to upgrade your cables you can get the Corsair individually sleeved cables.
is the AX1200i any different internally to the AX1200?
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I'd recommend going with the AX 1200 for a number of reasons:
1) Completely modular
2) You can order pre sleeved cables already from corsair for either an extra set or to save you the time of sleeving
3) Cables are all black. This is so much better for sleeving and not having the rainbow of colors of normal PSU's
4) Corsair is the best with customer support if you ever have any problems. Hands down

Silverstone make awesome power supplies as well but If you're spending that amount of money, i'd highly recomend something gold or platinum certified. Also the Strider series has had annoying capacitors on their PCIE cables that are hard to manage while sleeving (not sure if they still do this)

Overall, this size power supply will for right now be overkill. You will however have the benefit of haviong a beast PSU if ever you decide to go for a crazy multi card set up in the future.

1) They are all fully modular
2) I'm not getting sleeved cables, I'm sleeving them myself as I want two tone (what's the point of modding if your going to buy it anyway, right?)
3) I completely agree
4) yes, corsair george even said that If we have problems with RMA we can even PM him and He'll sort it out smile.gif can't get any better than that, so no worries if it fails, just hope it doesn't take the rest of the pc with it. Do you think the AX1200 would still hold up with a high end PC in 7 years? that is really my main concern as I want to keep it basically until the warranty is gone.

Just read some newegg feedback, almost everyone who RMA'd got refused so I can eliminate that silverstone PSU
Thanks for not questioning me, but getting straight to the point +rep thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Another good selection in that wattage range is the Rosewill Lightning 1300. It got a good review from JonnyGURU and is a rebranded Super Flower unit. It's also significantly less expensive than its Corsair counterpart...

I'm not to keen on the LED fan though
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Originally Posted by ASUSfreak View Post

Go with Corsair, but as others has stated:

Why you want a car that CAN do 200Mph if you are SURE you only WANT to drive it like 80Mph...

Get a car that runs 100Mph and you'll still be good, heck even if it drives 80Mph it's still good, only the RPM is a bit higher than a car that can hit 100Mph wink.gif

Same goes for PSU's tongue.gif

the reason I want the 200Mph car is I'm investing a lot of money in it and I want it to last as long as it possibly can and still be up there near the faster "cars" in 7 years time or so. (the end of warranty) wouldn't you?
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post #13 of 17
Corsair units are (generally) poorly priced in AUS, I'd look for something with a better value/money ratio.
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Originally Posted by Stickeelion View Post

is the AX1200i any different internally to the AX1200?
1) They are all fully modular
2) I'm not getting sleeved cables, I'm sleeving them myself as I want two tone (what's the point of modding if your going to buy it anyway, right?)
3) I completely agree
4) yes, corsair george even said that If we have problems with RMA we can even PM him and He'll sort it out smile.gif can't get any better than that, so no worries if it fails, just hope it doesn't take the rest of the pc with it. Do you think the AX1200 would still hold up with a high end PC in 7 years? that is really my main concern as I want to keep it basically until the warranty is gone.

Just read some newegg feedback, almost everyone who RMA'd got refused so I can eliminate that silverstone PSU
Thanks for not questioning me, but getting straight to the point +rep thumb.gif
I'm not to keen on the LED fan though
the reason I want the 200Mph car is I'm investing a lot of money in it and I want it to last as long as it possibly can and still be up there near the faster "cars" in 7 years time or so. (the end of warranty) wouldn't you?

The goal with future computers will be better performance with using less power. That being said, the future of this kind of technology is unpredictable so who knows what will be around in 7 years. Going with that corsair PSU does give you a nice 7 year warranty with it though thumb.gif My advice is do your research some more and when you know exactly what it is you want, for performance and price, go for it
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Corsair units are (generally) poorly priced in AUS, I'd look for something with a better value/money ratio.

silverstone tends to be great value there from what i have seen
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the reason I want the 200Mph car is I'm investing a lot of money in it and I want it to last as long as it possibly can and still be up there near the faster "cars" in 7 years time or so. (the end of warranty) wouldn't you?

Yeah I know what you mean, but also consider that the technology of VGA cards and procs will use less and less power... (as the nanometers goes down)

Eg: 65->45-->32-->22nm etc


And besides that... good luck with your "future-proof" stuff in this hectic world where you buy a brand OLD model in the store wink.gif --> you buy the latest of the latest hardware in a store, but sadly before you leave the shop it's already old...
Technology is just going that fast...

I think future proof is best this way:

Say you spend 2k on "the latest" hardware. You can use it for 3 years all MAXED out. After that it still rocks but it goes down...
Why not spend 1k now and a whole new build for 1k in 1.5 year? That way you still have a very good build and within 1.5 year you again got hardware of that time.

And if you spend 1k on a build or 2k, the performance isn't gonna double smile.gif --> It WILL be faster, but it's just that tiny bit that costs a lot!
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post #17 of 17
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is the AX1200i any different internally to the AX1200?

It's digital and the plug layout for the power cables is different.

I have had two Silverstone PSUs over the last few years and currently still have one and it's excellent. One of mine blew up and when I say blew up I literally mean it blew up. Wouldn't turn on one day after a storm and had obviously fried it's self so took it back to the shop to get it warrantied and he plugged a power cord into the PSU to test it that was already on and when he did the biggest bang, spark show I've ever seen came out the back of the PSU. Guy nearly fried himself. Scared the hell out of everyone in CPL but they did RMA it and give me a brand new one after 2 weeks so that was good.
    
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