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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 10:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Corsair PSU hierarchy from Jon Gerow (Johnny Guru)

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/show...hierarchy-quot
  • AX1600i: Titanium efficiency, fully modular, FDB fan with Zero RPM fan mode. All Japanese caps. Rated at 50°C. All analog ICs replaced with MCUs (fully digital). PSU has monitoring capability via LINK or iCUE. Has a very unique bridgeless totem-pole front end with GaN transistors.
  • AX: Titanium efficiency, fully modular, FDB fan with Zero RPM fan mode, analog PSU w/o monitoring. All Japanese caps. Rated at 50°C. Until I say otherwise, all of these PSUs use a LLC resonant front end and DC to DC for the +3.3V and +5V rails.
  • HXi: Platinum efficiency, fully modular, FDB fan with Zero RPM fan mode, analog PSU, but with monitoring. All Japanese caps. Rated at 50°C.
  • HX: Platinum efficiency, fully modular, FDB fan with Zero RPM fan mode, analog PSU w/o monitoring, but a switch to choose between single and multiple +12V rail. All Japanese caps. Rated at 50°C
  • RMi: Gold efficiency, fully modular, FDB fan with Zero RPM fan mode, analog PSU, but with monitoring. All Japanese caps. Rated at 50°C
  • RMx: Gold efficiency, fully modular, rifle bearing fan with Zero RPM fan mode. All Japanese caps. Rated at 50°C. From here on down, all of the PSUs are analog without any kind of monitoring or control via Corsair Link or iCUE.

  • TX-M: Gold efficiency, semi-modular, rifle bearing fan w/o Zero RPM fan mode. All Japanese caps. Rated at 50°C
  • RM (new): Gold efficiency, fully modular, rifle bearing fan with Zero RPM fan mode. Supports new Modern Standby Mode and meets new 2% efficiency requirement of 70%. No Japanese caps. Rated at 40°C.
  • Vengeance Silver: 80 PLUS Silver efficiency, semi-modular, rifle bearing fan with Zero RPM fan mode. Has a switch to choose between single and multiple +12V rail. All Japanese caps. Rated at 40°C.
  • CX: Bronze efficiency, non-modular, rifle bearing fan. Only Japanese bulk cap. Rated at 40°C.
  • CX-M: Bronze efficiency, semi-modular, rifle bearing fan. This and the VS are the only Corsair PSUs that aren't LLC and have a double forward front end. That said, CX-M at least has DC to DC for the +3.3V and +5V. Only Japanese bulk cap. Rated at 40°C.
  • VS: Regular 80 PLUS efficiency. Non-modular. Sleeve bearing fan. No Japanese caps. Rated at 30°C. Double forward and no DC to DC.
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Originally it was "HX" (Hero), "AX" (Alpha), "VX" (Value), "GS" (Gaming Series).... then the marketing guy got cranky and made "CX" (Cheap). Then "VS" (Value again). No idea where T in TX came from. Then things went completely off the rails with RM because the PM couldn't think of a name, the code name for the project was "Robbins" and so he named it "RM" for "Robbins Modular". The same PM also named "CS-M". It was the "C" from the "CX" and the "S" from the project name, which was "Simon".

Vengeance was kind of a joke. We already had the name for memory and cases, but then when Germany wanted their own PSU because Thermaltake had their own German market PSU, we decided on Vengeance named after German "V-Weapons" (Vergeltungswaffe).

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Is he still the guy of Corsair for PSUs? Coz there seems to be a little salt in his comments in the thread with regards to naming.

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Still an easier lineup to figure out than the EVGA and Thermaltake lineups

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Ryzen 3700x
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Asrock x570 Taichi
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MSI RTX 2070 Super Gaming X Trio
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G Skill TridentZ
Hard Drive
Corsair Force MP510 1,92 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf Pro ST14000NE0008
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf ST12000VN0007
Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf Pro ST12000NE0007
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate IronWolf Pro ST16000NE000
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-U12S Chromax
Case
Phanteks Luxe 2
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
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LG 55C8
Keyboard
Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 with Cherry MX Silent
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Roccat Kone EMP
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HyperX Fury S XL
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Onkyo TX NR646
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Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
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Hard Drive
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Seasonic Focus GX 650 watt
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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Corsair Gaming STRAFE RGB Mechanical
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Roccat Sense Metor
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Is he still the guy of Corsair for PSUs? Coz there seems to be a little salt in his comments in the thread with regards to naming.

No he's just a little miffed Corsair took the info down from it's site.

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Motherboard
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GPU
HIS X 7970 IceQ
RAM
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Hard Drive
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Power Supply
Seasonic SS-760XP
Cooling
TT Water 2.0
Monitor
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Mionix 5000
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Phenom II X6 1100t
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Optical Drive
Samsung BD
Power Supply
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 500w
Cooling
Zalman 9900MAX
Case
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Operating System
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Monitor
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Is he still the guy of Corsair for PSUs? Coz there seems to be a little salt in his comments in the thread with regards to naming.
FYI: There is no "guy of Corsair PSUs". There's many layers. I am still at Corsair, but I am only one of the many layers. Many layers... like the layers of a croissant.
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Where does a AX860i fall here? I recently got a amazon certified refub. Had it for 3 weeks and no issues so far. I did see some AX760i/AX860i having shutdown issues, but maybe I got lucky? I am also considering getting a 3 year protection plan just in case.

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FYI: Link to jonnyguru forums no longer works.

List moved to my personal site. Added pictures to make it easier: http://www.jongerow.com/Corsair_PSU_...chy/index.html
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