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I don't see a problem with getting a higher wattage PSU than you currently need. I personally buy the best PSU I can afford, and use it for 3-5 years. I currently have a Seasonic 1250W, which I upgraded from a Cooler Master 850W (which was used as a 1000W by other manufacturers at the time). The 850W was ran from 2008 to 2012. In the long run, you save money on a PSU like that. When I got it, 850W was overkill at the time. But by the end of its life, it was right were I needed it. It is still running today in a friend's new build! My Seasonic should run for the next 5+ years, and I should never need to worry about future upgrades taxing my system.

I think you made a wise choice in going for the Corsair AX1200.

Only problem with a overkill PSU is when you use so little of it the efficiency drops like a rock i know i have a AX1200 myself

A single or dual card system dont really push the AX1200 so in that config i bet its not 80 plus gold efficiency
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Only problem with a overkill PSU is when you use so little of it the efficiency drops like a rock i know i have a AX1200 myself

A single or dual card system dont really push the AX1200 so in that config i bet its not 80 plus gold efficiency

Very valid point. That of course depends on the quality of the PSU. The AX1200 looks decent though. Here is Jonnyguru's review of the AX1200:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=189




Edited by ericeod - 5/11/13 at 1:12pm
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Very valid point. That of course depends on the quality of the PSU. The AX1200 looks decent though. Here is Jonnyguru's review of the AX1200:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=189




Lol its not like the PSU will explode or anything

I just think that at and below 20% use the efficiency will be more like 80 plus silver maybe lower but i dont know
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post #24 of 24
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Lol its not like the PSU will explode or anything

I just think that at and below 20% use the efficiency wil be more like 80 plus silver maybe lower but i dont know

Yeah I hear you. I just wanted to post the efficiency the AX1200 PSU has throughout its range.
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