Originally Posted by looniam
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?