Thursday, June 5th 2014

Corsair HXi Series Power Supplies Gone Hands-on

Corsair's plans to get the Corsair Link in the hands of as many enthusiasts as possible, are spearheaded by the HXi line of fully-modular PSUs. These are not just the old CWT-built HX series units retrofitted with Link support; but feature entirely new innards, which explain how they boast of 80 Plus Platinum rating. The units come in three variants, the HX750i, the HX850i, and the HX1000i. The 750W HX750i has enough juice for most dual GPU builds; the HX850i could let you squeeze in a third GPU, while the HX1000i might let you drop in a fourth one; although with vampires such as the R9 290 series and GTX TITAN Black on the prowl, we'd pick HX750i and HX850i for no more than two high-end cards, and the HX1000i for no more than three.
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14 Comments on Corsair HXi Series Power Supplies Gone Hands-on

#1
Bytales
What they should do is allow the software to support more than one PSU, because i plan on getting two AX1500i units and i heard the software recognizes only one PSU. Which is bad !
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#2
EzioAs
Are these still made by CWT? (not that I have anything to complain, just wanted to know)
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shilka
by: Bytales
What they should do is allow the software to support more than one PSU, because i plan on getting two AX1500i units and i heard the software recognizes only one PSU. Which is bad !
What in god´s name are going to need 3000 watts for???

by: EzioAs
Are these still made by CWT? (not that I have anything to complain, just wanted to know)
It said in the OP it was not the old CWT units so i am pretty sure these are Flextronics made units
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EzioAs
by: shilka
It said in the OP it was not the old CWT units so i am pretty sure these are Flextronics made units
I don't think this is Flextronics (although it's great if it is) since they mostly do the AXi line, and I'm pretty sure Corsair intends to keep the AX series (maybe upgrading them all to 80+ Titanium)
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shilka
by: EzioAs
I don't think this is Flextronics (although it's great if it is) since they mostly do the AXi line, and I'm pretty sure Corsair intends to keep the AX series (maybe upgrading them all to 80+ Titanium)
Found out its the CWT Matrix CDG platform used
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jonnyGURU
by: shilka
Found out its the CWT Matrix CDG platform used
Wrong.
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shilka
by: jonnyGURU
Wrong.
Then the guy that told me was wrong
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jonnyGURU
by: shilka
Then the guy that told me was wrong
Yeah. That happens a lot during Computex. The CDG platform was a one off and, TBH, a complete failure as a practical solution. They could never get that into mass production.
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GreiverBlade
by: shilka
What in god´s name are going to need 3000 watts for??
well needing 3000-4500w means only one thing... "sh*tcoins mining" obviously ... or ... triple system but as he need the software to recognize more than one PSU (who need 3 PSU in one "normal enthusiast" system, so the "which is bad!" is a pointless statement?) its' more likely the 1st option, you know ... the poor Radeon mass butchering :D happy will be the day when ASICS mining will be the only profitable solution... ahhhh enough extrapolation ...

also either way it's a Corsair so it will be overpriced as usual (and i was liking the RM series to be in a good price range but it ended to be the same :D) for every corsair product: you have a similar product in others brands who cost way less and have the same warranty and specs... well imho ... (yet i love my Carbide Spec-01 :roll: )
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shilka
by: GreiverBlade
well needing 3000-4500w means only one thing... "sh*tcoins mining" obviously ... or ... triple system but as he need the software to recognize more than one PSU (who need 3 PSU in one "normal enthusiast" system, so the "which is bad!" is a pointless statement?) its' more likely the 1st option, you know ... the poor Radeon mass butchering :D happy will be the day when ASICS mining will be the only profitable solution... ahhhh enough extrapolation ...

also either way it's a Corsair so it will be overpriced as usual (and i was liking the RM series to be in a good price range but it ended to be the same :D) for every corsair product: you have a similar product in others brands who cost way less and have the same warranty and specs... well imho ... (yet i love my Carbide Spec-01 :roll: )
Wait for the new EVGA SuperNova 1600 watts units the T2 will be 100$ less then the AX1500i
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GreiverBlade
by: shilka
Wait for the new EVGA SuperNova 1600 watts units the T2 will be 100$ less then the AX1500i
well that's exactly what i say .... for every Corsair product : another brand do cheaper and even sometime better ...

i ended to hate Corsair because of that (IE: AIO Corsair Versus Cooler Master ... or Antec) but they won me back with the Carbide Spec series ... even if they lack the basic (rubber grommet on cable management hole or give more than one fan and not a single shitty led one...) the model is nice and the front bezel plastic is sturdier than some other brand ... lucky for them i have a bunch of good fans and it was the only case in that price range who had the look i wanted ... :D
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#12
c4nf00d
what is this madness i have found shilka on tpu i can now dye happy lol
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MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Wish the 1000w had red instead of blue on the label.
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#14
EzioAs
by: MxPhenom 216
Wish the 1000w had red instead of blue on the label.
Well I'm glad it's blue. The AX series are already red
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