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11-07-2019 12:21 PM
shilka Nerco
11-07-2019 12:16 PM
The Pook
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.
11-07-2019 11:48 AM
hoba.rce 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
09-07-2016 11:43 PM
silveralf
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

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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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

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!
09-05-2016 01:51 PM
looniam 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
09-05-2016 11:20 AM
TwoCables
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Originally Posted by silveralf View Post


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. ;)

09-05-2016 09:03 AM
silveralf
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

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?
09-04-2016 01:23 PM
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.
09-04-2016 11:09 AM
silveralf
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Aw man. My heart goes out to you.

What are the prices of like the 750/850W EVGA G2 PSUs? Can you get any Super Flower Leadex PSUs (the G2s are the Leadex inside too, so they're the same).

Thanks. Well, I'm used to our prices here so as much as they are expensive in comparison with the US prices, I've learned to manage my funds to be able to upgrade my PC every now and then.

Unfortunately, for some stupid reasons, our stores doesn't import an EVGA PSUs so the G2 is not an option for me. The PSU brands that I have an option to choose from are: CoolerMaster, Corsair, In Win, Seasonic, Thermaltake and Antec.
09-04-2016 10:34 AM
TwoCables
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Originally Posted by silveralf View Post


Oh sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm from Israel and yeah.. the prices here are extremely expensive.
That is one of the reasons that I can't just order one from Corsair directly.

 

Aw man. My heart goes out to you.

 

What are the prices of like the 750/850W EVGA G2 PSUs? Can you get any Super Flower Leadex PSUs (the G2s are the Leadex inside too, so they're the same).

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