Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › [Official] Corsair HX/AX Series Owners Club
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] Corsair HX/AX Series Owners Club - Page 24

post #231 of 757
I have a TX750 v2 which I just bought a couple months ago with my new build, and upon installing a fan controller for my 6 case fans, the psu fan is the only audible component of my rig at idle (~1m away). My question to you all; how much more silent of a psu (at idle or near idle) would I be looking at with an AX (specifically AX850) psu vs this wind-tunnel-esque TX750? I'm trying to figure out how I can cut my losses and get rid of this thing as my roommate *****es at me about it when I have my PC on at night.
post #232 of 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinite Jest View Post
I have a TX750 v2 which I just bought a couple months ago with my new build, and upon installing a fan controller for my 6 case fans, the psu fan is the only audible component of my rig at idle (~1m away). My question to you all; how much more silent of a psu (at idle or near idle) would I be looking at with an AX (specifically AX850) psu vs this wind-tunnel-esque TX750? I'm trying to figure out how I can cut my losses and get rid of this thing as my roommate *****es at me about it when I have my PC on at night.
Depending on your idle power draw figures, the AX series does have the feature to turn off the fan completely and run in a passive state. Check out the Anandtech review on the AX750 to see the load states and fan settings:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4011/c...-80plus-gold/5

Even with my setup, I only see 250W at idle, and I have more power hungry components. I will say an AX750 (or AX850 if you ever decide to go SLI) will be a good solution for your setup and situation.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
post #233 of 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by covertash View Post
Depending on your idle power draw figures, the AX series does have the feature to turn off the fan completely and run in a passive state. Check out the Anandtech review on the AX750 to see the load states and fan settings:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4011/c...-80plus-gold/5

Even with my setup, I only see 250W at idle, and I have more power hungry components. I will say an AX750 (or AX850 if you ever decide to go SLI) will be a good solution for your setup and situation.
Thanks for the feedback! My thinking with the AX850 is, like you said, leaving the possibility of sli open down the road. I had initially gone with a 570 card so my rationale for buying a 750w was with the conviction that I'd be buying a next gen card 1 or 2 years down the line. After a series of events (RMAs, OOS, etc.; the works...) I wound up with a 580. I wish I would have known the fan controller I installed would have quieted the case fans so much as I would have spent a few bucks more initially and grabbed the AX750. What's done is done; I'm taking a shot in the dark by contacting Corsair and inquiring (hmmm... more like begging on my hands and knees) if they would swap out my noisy psu for an AX850 (+the difference ofc). Worst comes to worst, I'll hang onto this one for a while until I catch the 850 on sale I guess. Anyway, enough with my sob-story. Thanks!

EDIT: Found it on (student prime ftw), should I grab it If I get no response from Corsair or do they generally go lower than that on sale elsewhere?
Edited by Infinite Jest - 7/21/11 at 10:52am
post #234 of 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinite Jest View Post
Thanks for the feedback! My thinking with the AX850 is, like you said, leaving the possibility of sli open down the road. I had initially gone with a 570 card so my rationale for buying a 750w was with the conviction that I'd be buying a next gen card 1 or 2 years down the line. After a series of events (RMAs, OOS, etc.; the works...) I wound up with a 580. I wish I would have known the fan controller I installed would have quieted the case fans so much as I would have spent a few bucks more initially and grabbed the AX750. What's done is done; I'm taking a shot in the dark by contacting Corsair and inquiring (hmmm... more like begging on my hands and knees) if they would swap out my noisy psu for an AX850 (+the difference ofc). Worst comes to worst, I'll hang onto this one for a while until I catch the 850 on sale I guess. Anyway, enough with my sob-story. Thanks!

EDIT: Found it on Amazon for $150 AR shipped (student prime ftw), should I grab it If I get no response from Corsair or do they generally go lower than that on sale elsewhere?
It's funny because I share a similar story as you.

I started with an HX750 with the same intentions as you, to keep a single card for a good long year or more. However, through a series of events, and several GPU upgrade cycles just this past year alone, I'm now sitting with an AX1200 just so I don't have to go through the doubt of not having enough power again.

For your situation, I've got my fingers crossed for you. Corsair have been a very receptive group through my experiences in working with them, so I would imagine that they would at least be willing to try to reach some sort of compromise. However, if they do decline the proposition, it looks like the current deal on Amazon is the lowest it has been in the past year:

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Corsair-P...uct/B003PJ6QW4

Checking Newegg, their prices are higher overall, so I think Amazon would be your best bet at this point. And if SLI GTX 580 are in your future, I would definitely hop on that deal!
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
post #235 of 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by covertash View Post
It's funny because I share a similar story as you.

I started with an HX750 with the same intentions as you, to keep a single card for a good long year or more. However, through a series of events, and several GPU upgrade cycles just this past year alone, I'm now sitting with an AX1200 just so I don't have to go through the doubt of not having enough power again.

For your situation, I've got my fingers crossed for you. Corsair have been a very receptive group through my experiences in working with them, so I would imagine that they would at least be willing to try to reach some sort of compromise. However, if they do decline the proposition, it looks like the current deal on Amazon is the lowest it has been in the past year:

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Corsair-P...uct/B003PJ6QW4

Checking Newegg, their prices are higher overall, so I think Amazon would be your best bet at this point. And if SLI GTX 580 are in your future, I would definitely hop on that deal!
I'm glad to know I'm not alone. Crossing my fingers, too.
post #236 of 757
Add me to the list please

My System(s)
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S PLUS MSI Lightning GTX 780 3GB Team Group 2x4GB 2400MHz Ordering new ram soon. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe LG 22X DVDRW XSPC 240mm kit Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix QX2710 (96Hz) Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 Azza Hurrican (R) 
Audio
Creative Labs Titanium X-FI 
  hide details  
Reply
My System(s)
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5820k MSI X99S PLUS MSI Lightning GTX 780 3GB Team Group 2x4GB 2400MHz Ordering new ram soon. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe LG 22X DVDRW XSPC 240mm kit Windows 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix QX2710 (96Hz) Logitech G15 Corsair HX850 Azza Hurrican (R) 
Audio
Creative Labs Titanium X-FI 
  hide details  
Reply
post #237 of 757
Tiger
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 BE Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Powercolor Radeon HD6870 8GB Crucial 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Purple 2TB Samsung F3 1TB Corsair Force GS LiteOn IHAS124-19 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Professional Dell 2001FP Cherry Black 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12II 520W Fractal Design R3 Logitech optical 
  hide details  
Reply
Tiger
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X4 955 BE Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Powercolor Radeon HD6870 8GB Crucial 1333Mhz DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Western Digital Purple 2TB Samsung F3 1TB Corsair Force GS LiteOn IHAS124-19 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Windows 7 Professional Dell 2001FP Cherry Black 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12II 520W Fractal Design R3 Logitech optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #238 of 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by covertash View Post
I'm now sitting with an AX1200 just so I don't have to go through the doubt of not having enough power again.
It's totally awesome you have such a uber psu, but remember that standards do change and down the line that psu will be all but obsolete. But then again by that time hopefully it will be at the end of its useful life and would be time to upgrade anyhow.

If it lasts you 10 years that would be wonderful. Goes to show how paying for the right stuff is actually cheaper over time.
:metsyS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
950/1.275V/24X167 P6X58D P. 6870 CrossFire DDR3/12GB/668 
Hard DrivePowerCase
C300/128GB AX850 PC-P50WB 
  hide details  
Reply
:metsyS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
950/1.275V/24X167 P6X58D P. 6870 CrossFire DDR3/12GB/668 
Hard DrivePowerCase
C300/128GB AX850 PC-P50WB 
  hide details  
Reply
post #239 of 757
Well, it turns out corsair wasn't feeling me on this one... Newegg seems to be my last line of defense, then it's to Amazon and a lighter wallet!


Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
post #240 of 757
Quote:
Originally Posted by SQLinsert View Post
It's totally awesome you have such a uber psu, but remember that standards do change and down the line that psu will be all but obsolete. But then again by that time hopefully it will be at the end of its useful life and would be time to upgrade anyhow.

If it lasts you 10 years that would be wonderful. Goes to show how paying for the right stuff is actually cheaper over time.
Haha, I guess I should reword that to say that I don't have to worry about power needs any time soon.

The main driving reason for me was to avoid having to buy yet another new PSU in under a year's time again.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Infinite Jest View Post
Well, it turns out corsair wasn't feeling me on this one... Newegg seems to be my last line of defense, then it's to Amazon and a lighter wallet!


Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
Sorry to hear.

In my experience, Newegg has been charging more and more for power supplies, and the AX850 is no exception. If the price is right, I would stick with Amazon and not look back.
Edited by covert ash - 7/21/11 at 11:21pm
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Power Supplies
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Power Supplies › [Official] Corsair HX/AX Series Owners Club