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The question is whether Seasonic's 1200W is going to be that much better then Antec HCP-1200 or TPQ-1200 OC.
Well it'll be a good unit; though I wouldn't expect any unit to be better than the Antec HCP-1200; It's Full-Bridge Phase-shift design is cutting edge.
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When I clicked the Quote+ button it said HX850 not X. I see you edited that.
Nah I didnt edit that, I changed internals to internally in that post. Oh well all these letters are getting thrown around so maybe you saw HX
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Corsair doesn't have an inferior fan, they have the same fan.
They do have the same fan but from what I could tell from reviews the Seasonic uses the PWM version where as the Corsair does not. I don't really get what difference that would make though, if anyway. A couple of reviews singled it out as a minor criticism but I didn't quite grasp why.

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http://www.anandtech.com/show/4011/c...50-80plus-gold

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The AX750 and 850W models are based on a Seasonic design (X-400FL and/or X-760) with some modifications in the details. For example Corsair uses flat peripheral cables and offers a 7-year warranty. They don't have the PWM fan from the original (it's an Antec patent), but they use the same kind of fan regulation; we will see that later in our test. Interesting features include the fully modular cable management and a silent, semi-passive fan control. Here's a complete rundown of the features (and marketing material).
So that sounds like there's nothing in it despite one using a PWM fan and one not?
Edited by infected rat - 1/17/11 at 1:47am
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The only difference is Corsair's fan is controlled via a 3pin header instead of a 4pin header. It's still the same fan and has the same profile.
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Great, thanks for the clarification
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I have zero regrets buying one.
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So.... what would make me want to get this Seasonic VS the Corsair (AX) version? The Corsair has more cables and a longer warranty, and is priced the same...
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So.... what would make me want to get this Seasonic VS the Corsair (AX) version? The Corsair has more cables and a longer warranty, and is priced the same...
Nothing really.

The Corsair is a better option currently; though this unit just hit shelves so it can drop in price and become cheaper than the Corsair.
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post #49 of 55
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Nothing really.

The Corsair is a better option currently; though this unit just hit shelves so it can drop in price and become cheaper than the Corsair.
Ah, ok, groovy. Thanks for the clarification. As per usual, +Rep for the un-reppable.
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If you're going for the AX watch out for cap whine, I had to go through 2 of them to get rid of noise issues when stressing out components.
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