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post #1 of 10
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Hey folks,

Anyone else here have a Corsair AX1200 and find it to be pretty loud?

Far far louder than my previous XFX 850 Watt Core Edition that was on it's way out.
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post #2 of 10
Did you expect anything less really?

Any ways wy do you need 1200W? You expecting a upgrade?
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post #3 of 10
Loud in what way?

Shouldn't really be loud unless you've got it under some serious load in a hot room.
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post #4 of 10
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After the last PSU screwed up I thought sod it and went for the highest regarded PSU in reviews. Only reason.

It just seems to be louder than my last PSU, it doesn't have coil whine like i've heard in some videos but it has a loud constant humming sound.

Oddly, my CPU is running cooler since I installed this.

I love the totally modular design though, was so much nicer to fit.
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Arthur Hucksake View Post
After the last PSU screwed up I thought sod it and went for the highest regarded PSU in reviews. Only reason.

It just seems to be louder than my last PSU, it doesn't have coil whine like i've heard in some videos but it has a loud constant humming sound.

Oddly, my CPU is running cooler since I installed this.

I love the totally modular design though, was so much nicer to fit.
Shouldn't really be humming. As long as its working fine then it might not be much to worry about, however it would be an acceptable reason to RMA it.
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post #6 of 10
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Shouldn't really be humming. As long as its working fine then it might not be much to worry about, however it would be an acceptable reason to RMA it.
Seems it doesn't get louder during longish gaming sessions, think it's just because the noise pitch is different it's thrown off my senses.
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post #7 of 10
so your running your sig rig, which would only need a 750W psu, on that 1200W? whats the point?
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post #8 of 10
Loud in what way? I can't hear it over my case fans.

Even under heavy load, it's probably the quietest psu I've ever used.

Plus my ambient hovers around 20c.
post #9 of 10
Ive got the AX1200 too, and its anything but loud.

Maybe your fan/temp monitor is busted.
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post #10 of 10
Maybe the PSU isn't getting enough airflow which way do you have it mounted, fan up or fan down?

Try mounting it like this and see if it gets quiet
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