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Corsair 1200i works fine until I plug up the PCI cables....

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So just picked up a Corsair 1200i on the OCN marketplace and I'm trying to figure out if I need to RMA it or not.

It seems to work fine. That is until I try to plug up the PCI cables into my 290 and 290x. When I do this I hear the PSU "click" on and then pretty much instantly "click" back off. Then after that it won't do jack until I reset the i/o switch on the psu and/or unplug it. I have tried doing each GPU individually with the same result.

Doesn't make a lot of since to me since the 8 pin CPU cable is plugged up to the same inputs that the PCI cables plug into and that seems to work fine since I see my PC powering up (without the PCI cables). Regardless I have also tried switching the PCI cables into the empty inputs on the PSU with no new results.

The PSU powers on fine with the PCI cables plugged up, just not when attached to the actual GPUs.

Any suggestions or is it RMA time?

Kind of funny because I have been using THIS 650w PSU for the past few weeks and it's been pulling ~770w 24/7 with these card from the same outlet without a problem.....
Edited by Outlawed - 3/15/14 at 4:16pm
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post #2 of 3
You should RMA the AX1200i and after you get a new one back you need to destroy that Thermaltake SMART PSU

Or throw it in a dumpster you dont want it anywhere near a PC
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Could there be a short somewhere in the cable when you attach it to the gpu or a short within the unit itself? Either way an RMA would fix it.
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