Originally Posted by DuckieHo
If you want top-of-the-line.... don't forget Corsair will be coming out with their AX series in a month.
I spotted that on JG
right after my initial reply and found one on NCIX
to put on back order.
Originally Posted by Tator Tot
AX1200's MSRP is $330 though.
So for $100 less you loose a few points in efficiency, but you still get SUPERB ripple & noise suppression. Along with great voltage regulation.
The only other difference is Enermax is a 5year to Corsair's 7 year warranty. And the fully modular. But both parts are negligible for the most part.
Ya, that's a kick in the pants at that price, but stalled my final decision none-the-less. I really
don't know where to go at this point. I'll be honest, cost is not an issue for me personally. However, justification is
Firstly, I'm not really enthusiastic about most
Corsair PSU's (thanks to your trusty list and JG). If (and thats a big if) I were to buy a Corsair, this would be the one.
Secondly, my initial decision was to get a Coolermaster Silent 1000w. My issue with that was the ripple suppression compared to other's, so it's been nagging me for days, slowly gnawing at the back of my brain. It's just one of those little things that just won't go away.
Seeing the 1200AX (although at a premium) put me at ease, I mean really
put my mind to rest. So you can see my problem here.
On one hand, I can get a reasonably decent Coolermaster supply for a fair price at the sacrifice of ripple/noise. On the other, I can feel comfortable that all my future upgrades and overclocks will be safe with the more expensive, low signal Corsair choice. (The overall efficiency is merely a bonus for me at this point, it's the 3.3v performance I'm really
more concerned with)
It's finding that real sweet spot in the middle thats so bloody hard. I don't mind spending an extra 100 bucks now, if that means I don't have to spend a couple hundred more in the future for an upgrade or replacement.
Two things for this build I don't want to have to think about for a long, long time when it comes to upgrades in the future; the case and the power supply.
Any thoughts?Edited by Stew B - 6/18/10 at 11:06am