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if you are set to get a corsair PSU, the AXi series are . .better than the HXi. but not saying the HXi is bad; it's made by channel well and they are a good OEM. but the AXi series are made by flextronics; which uses a digital design as you mentioned.

however, the the AXi units are very pricey to begin with and to think that an HXi unit is about the same cost is some pretty serious price gouging. so if you have to pay, i suggest the 860 AXi unless you will look at a seasonic or, depending on the series/unit, a coolermaster.

Thank you for clarifying the situation.

I've got confused at the beginning by the fact that both of these series have the same price in our stores here. I was pretty sure that the AX/AXi are like "premium" type series so I just wanted to know what is so special about the HX/HXi series.

I guess, now I left with only two choices: get the AX860i unit or the HX1000i for an additional 50$ USD. By taking into account that my current PC upgrade budgets stand at 400$ USD, I'll probably go for the HX1000i.

Also, I heard that one of the Corsair OEMs are Seasonic. Is that true? And if yes, can somebody tell me which Corsair PSU series are made by Seasonic?

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Thank you for clarifying the situation.

I've got confused at the beginning by the fact that both of these series have the same price in our stores here. I was pretty sure that the AX/AXi are like "premium" type series so I just wanted to know what is so special about the HX/HXi series.

I guess, now I left with only two choices: get the AX860i unit or the HX1000i for an additional 50$ USD. By taking into account that my current PC upgrade budgets stand at 400$ USD, I'll probably go for the HX1000i.

Also, I heard that one of the Corsair OEMs are Seasonic. Is that true? And if yes, can somebody tell me which Corsair PSU series are made by Seasonic?

 

This is the best that I can do:

 

https://www.overclock.net/t/654983/on-corsair-psus

 

Some of the newer PSUs aren't on this list, but that's nothing a look at professional reviews of those PSUs won't cover. ;)



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Phaedrus2129's list is very good with specifying cabling and "range of use" ie mainstream/enthusiasts . .ect.

this has OEMs and links to reviews:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm
the site's admin is pretty good at adding info whenever i emailed him about a new product/review.

btw, just because you have 400$ doesn't mean you have spend 400$ but i am not trying to tell you what to do with your money. it's your's, enjoy it. wink.gif

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This is the best that I can do:

https://www.overclock.net/t/654983/on-corsair-psus

Some of the newer PSUs aren't on this list, but that's nothing a look at professional reviews of those PSUs won't cover. wink.gif

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Phaedrus2129's list is very good with specifying cabling and "range of use" ie mainstream/enthusiasts . .ect.

this has OEMs and links to reviews:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm
the site's admin is pretty good at adding info whenever i emailed him about a new product/review.

btw, just because you have 400$ doesn't mean you have spend 400$ but i am not trying to tell you what to do with your money. it's your's, enjoy it. wink.gif

Thanks for the useful links!

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Hi,

The difference is that AXi is fully digital server-grade PSU and have much more control over Link or iCue software. You can monitor current and set OCP at each individual cable. HXi has analogue regulation and software control is only basic - you can monitor voltage and current of the whole rails only (+3,3 +5 +12).

More to the topic is here:
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/blog/HXi_vs_AXi
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Quote: Originally Posted by hoba.rce View Post
Hi,

The difference is that AXi is fully digital server-grade PSU and have much more control over Link or iCue software. You can monitor current and set OCP at each individual cable. HXi has analogue regulation and software control is only basic - you can monitor voltage and current of the whole rails only (+3,3 +5 +12).

More to the topic is here:
https://www.corsair.com/us/en/blog/HXi_vs_AXi

You made an account to answer a 3 year old question?

hate to break it to you but I don't think OP is still in the market for a PSU.

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