Originally Posted by vlps5122
"alot" is subjective. there was a review i read which i am currently trying to find where it was able to deliver 1240w of power to the hardware (1347w drawn from the wall), before it would begin shutting down. they are rated to deliver 1200w of power to the hardware, like gpu's some will fair better then others. whether that means some shut down the second you try to send 1201w of power to the hardware or a few percent more obviously varies. I doubt many if any corsair ax1200i's would be able to deliver over 1300w of power to hardware. i would put you're theory of "alot" more to the test but i doubt you would paypal me $350 if my psu went pop.
From Original Sin a while back regarding the AX1200 and AX1200i:
"About 1.45KW at 230V, should be slightly less at 115V (it's getting shut down by the OPP when overloaded, on the AC side).
Congrats, the AXi is a superior unit, though the Corsair Link is kinda' ****. And yes, you can expect similar headroom from the new unit [AX1200i] as well.
There are plenty of 1200w that can go over 1200w.
The HCP-1200 has been pushed to 1700w before without any real issue.