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You'll save a couple of cents a month with the AX850... The performance of the HX850 and AX850 is pretty identical so unless you like the looks of the AX better or want a slightly quieter fan, it isn't worth it.
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I'd say go for the AX850 if you can afford it. If you use your rig a lot at higher power use (IE gaming etc) then you'll make the extra cost back inside 18 months on your power bills. The AX is under $20 more than the HX, the quality is brilliant. Well worth it.
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You'll save a couple of cents a month with the AX850... The performance of the HX850 and AX850 is pretty identical so unless you like the looks of the AX better or want a slightly quieter fan, it isn't worth it.
AX850 has a quieter fan?
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I'd say go for the AX850 if you can afford it. If you use your rig a lot at higher power use (IE gaming etc) then you'll make the extra cost back inside 18 months on your power bills. The AX is under $20 more than the HX, the quality is brilliant. Well worth it.
The HX is at $145 AR so it's closer to a $40 difference.

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AX850 has a quieter fan?
The fan stays off until a certain amount of load/temp threshold is exceeded.
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post #15 of 58
Firstly a few doa reviews is nothing to be alarmed by all the corsair psu's I've had are solid.

As for the 850 what kind of rig are you planning to run on it? 850 is really a pretty damn big psu. unless you are looking at 3 way gpu's I would suggest dropping to a 650-750w and put the extra money into quality or some other parts.
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post #16 of 58
I would honestly choose the HX850 over the AX850, I've seen a lot more AX PSU's to have squealing noise on the capacitors, which can get pretty annoying sometimes when you put heavy load on your computer.

Both are great PSU's, and AX850 has a quieter fan, but then again I've seen more squealing AX850's than HX850's, I'd go for the HX850, unless you really like the design of the AX850.
    
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post #17 of 58
Hx 850 is also gold
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post #18 of 58
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Hx 850 is also gold
No, the Corsair HX850, while it is as good as the AX850, it is +80 Silver rated since it was a bit on the limit for being +80 Gold rated, but can still be considered a +80 Gold PSU, so you're kinda right after all
    
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post #19 of 58
The efficiency of both units are very close. The AX850 barely scrapes the Gold surface, while the HX850 almost touches Gold.
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post #20 of 58
gold or silver makes small odds especially if he is running a psu that's double the power he needs.
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