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First builds are awesome. biggrin.gif OCN was a huge help with my first build as well.

Yep it is awesome.And people one here is great.Learned a lot in the few weeks I was here and made me picking parts easy.
    
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Sold my HX750, Now using an AX850. Put me in the AX club!
    
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I've got two HX series, an HX-750 and an HX-850.

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I have a silly question, well I don't know so I'd like to learn, I'm buying my first Corsair PSU (850w) I was wondering whats the difference between AX and HX version?

I'd say HX is better. Corsair's newer ranges seem more and more watered down. The HX series is based on a Seasonic platform.
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I have a silly question, well I don't know so I'd like to learn, I'm buying my first Corsair PSU (850w) I was wondering whats the difference between AX and HX version?

The HX model is what they consider semi-modular which means that you have modular peripheral cables such as molex, SATA, and PEG connectors and non-modular cables such as EPS 12v, ATX power and 2 8-pin PEG connectors.

Where the AX is fully modular with every cable.

The AX model is easier to sleeve but for most people the extra modularity is not worth it. I found no problem hiding the non-modular cables of the HX-850 and couldn't justify the higher price for the AX.

As for the actual integrity of the unit itself I am not 100% sure which is a better unit. I can say that mine handles my 580 SLI with no problems.

Only gripe I found is that it sizzles when running high load. Kind of like the sound electricity makes. Maybe it's a cap squeal or something but from what I can see it's normal and to be honest I can't hear it over my 580s cranking. tongue.gif
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As I understand it the AX has slightly better efficiency versus the HX which has slightly better voltage regulation/ripple suppresion. Either unit is obviously more than fine though. It's not like either of them is even remotely deficient in any area.
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post #228 of 757
very happily using a new PSU here. wasn't too sure about this brand but it seems to work just fine. plus the connectors are very nice and stay seated a little bit better than my old seasonic psu. never did a build log but should take the time to post up better pics if ever the time

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HX850 and AX850 for me!
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What about the AX650?
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