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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-05-2019, 03:54 AM - Thread Starter
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Corsair AXi PSUs - safe to buy already?

Hi,

so I really wanted a Corsair AXi PSU for the monitoring software, just the geeky side of me. However, I've read tons of nightmare stories people had with them.

Have they solved the issues already and is it safe to buy? If not, are there any other PSUs with monitoring abilities? Lastly, if not, what should I look at at the highest end of spectrum? need ~750w, cost is not an issue.
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Its a gimmick and its known for being buggy
There are many options just as good if not better than the AXi and many of those are cheaper so dont bother

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Can you elaborate on the gimmick part, please?

Also, which options are better? I've looked at SeaSonice Prime Ultra.
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Monitor software? Sounds pretty flaky...then again it's hard to market something that's just a great product, people want gimmicks!
I've never know Corsair to make software that I want running. PSU temps are like VRM temps, they don't matter unless they're too high.
IMO the best way to monitor a PSU seamlessly would be to use temp sensors compatible with your board and apply them to the mosfets and you're PSU temp would show up in HWinfo with your board temps. There really isn't much else that would need checking.



Seasonic's current Focus Platinum PSUs are way up there, I can't think of any I'd pick over them. Corsair's higher end PSUs can be good, even great but they've flopped a handful of them too.

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Can you elaborate on the gimmick part, please?

Also, which options are better? I've looked at SeaSonice Prime Ultra.
Gimmick as in a useless a waste of time and money for something completely pointless that sounds cool because of overblown marketing hype
The Corsair Link software is also buggy and god awful so buy a Seasonic Foucs or a Prime Ultra or if you want other options the EVGA G3 (as long as you dont mind the noise) or the Corsair RMx

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Quote: Originally Posted by white owl View Post
Monitor software? Sounds pretty flaky...then again it's hard to market something that's just a great product, people want gimmicks!
I've never know Corsair to make software that I want running. PSU temps are like VRM temps, they don't matter unless they're too high.
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Seasonic's current Focus Platinum PSUs are way up there, I can't think of any I'd pick over them. Corsair's higher end PSUs can be good, even great but they've flopped a handful of them too.
Are you saying Focus Platinum is better than Prime Ultra?
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No he is not the Prime Ultra is better

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Ok. Is there anything better than Prime Ultra?
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Are you saying Focus Platinum is better than Prime Ultra?
Lol no, I'm saying all of their Focus units are pretty good and all of their current Platinum rated units and up are even better. There aren't any units I would buy today that are outside of the newer Focus line up.



"Ok. Is there anything better than Prime Ultra?"
Better on what terms? "Better" tends to imply there is some sort of criteria to be exceeded. You want better efficiency, ripple suppression, voltage regulation, wattage, etc...? The load tests are out there for all recent low to high end PSUs as long as it's a fairly common unit, shouldn't be hard to compare the Ultra's performance against the competition.

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