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Ouch... well, at this point, my PSU isn't connected to the Link anyway, it's not controlled at all by me and i prefer it that way. Only useful for controlling fan speed on H80i.


But yes i could go on all day about trying to justify the cost premium over the EVGA 1300w, but in this case there isn't.

Wish i knew about the EVGA 1300w, but at least i know now for the future.
     
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Ouch... well, at this point, my PSU isn't connected to the Link anyway, it's not controlled at all by me and i prefer it that way. Only useful for controlling fan speed on H80i.


But yes i could go on all day about trying to justify the cost premium over the EVGA 1300w, but in this case there isn't.

Wish i knew about the EVGA 1300w, but at least i know now for the future.

Its brand new dont think its more then 3 months old

And its based on the Super Flower Leadex if you did not know

Og almost forgot there is a SuperNova P2 which is a full Leadex the G2 is a downgraded Leadex
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Eh, nothing wrong with your 1200i it's a great PSU just pricey if you have to buy it at retail and the software has much to be desired....

Is the EVGA PSU 1-to-1 do you know?
 
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and i compared the innards of EVGA 1300w and Corsair AX1200i:

EVGA 1300w:





Corsair AX1200i



Is it me or the EVGA seemed a little cheap build-quality wise? Maybe that's how they're $100 cheaper than the AX1200i, but that's just me.
     
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post

and i compared the innards of EVGA 1300w and Corsair AX1200i:

EVGA 1300w:





Corsair AX1200i



Is it me or the EVGA seemed a little cheap build-quality wise? Maybe that's how they're $100 cheaper than the AX1200i, but that's just me.

The only cheap parts in the SuperNova/Leadex are the CapXon caps on the modular board

All the rest are good japanese capacitors

Compare the SuperNova G2 to the Leadex


Edited by shilka - 9/18/13 at 3:17am
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The only cheap parts in the SuperNova/Leadex are the CapXon caps on the modular board

All the rest are good japanese capacitors

Compare the SuperNova G2 to the Leadex


huh, they both look the same, alas, there's like a lot of little caps plus the two big caps on the Leadex whereas all i see on AX1200i are the two giant caps and nothing else. Just a matter of design?
     
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huh, they both look the same, alas, there's like a lot of little caps plus the two big caps on the Leadex whereas all i see on AX1200i are the two giant caps and nothing else. Just a matter of design?

Super Flower way of making designs are not like Flextronics

So yes its probably just two ways of doing the same thing

It still annoying that the Leadex has CapXon´s on the modular board it gets a point off from me becasue i am a quality freak
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What's your beef with CapXon anyway? They exploded in some PSUs or something?
     
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What's your beef with CapXon anyway? They exploded in some PSUs or something?

Its not far off

They are the lowest and cheapest form of capacitors the worst from China

By China i mean People's Republic of China not the Republic of China also known as Taiwan
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What's your beef with CapXon anyway? They exploded in some PSUs or something?

Uh, yeah, plenty of capacitors popped or degraded, some even exploded, in power supplies. Depends on operating temperature, filtering duty, specs, batch, etc.

The model of Capxon there is not at all tops. It's worse and less reliable than what could be realistically used without much increase in cost. I have no idea who really thinks they're among the worst you find in China or elsewhere though.

But even second-rate parts aren't all that prone to failing in a modern high-efficiency power supply, much less tucked away on the modular connector board, so it's not a big deal.

That said, if we're going for quality... why not even higher-spec transistors? Bigger heatsinks? Larger bulk capacitance on the primary side? Better fan? More redundancy? Why stop at just the capacitor brand? Truth is, some people, who hopefully know a lot more about reliability, failure rates of individual parts, etc., than people on message boards, passed on the design and decided that ____ years of warranty was reasonable even given the parts used, so...
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