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Corsair AX 860 W

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by crmaris, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. m6tzg6r New Member

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    I got an AX860 today and as soon as i put the AC cord into the psu i heard whine. AHH cant stand whine, it is torture, and i wired and cable tied all my psu cables all neat and tidy, i wanna just get a new ax860 unit and swap it out, and hope it dosnt whine, so i havnt gotta rip out all my cables.

    Also the 8+8pin pci-e cables are kinda stupid, it has the first plug and then it branches the 2nd plug off the first, it sticks out and can easily restrict the side panel from going on. Why arent they just both splitting off from the psu cable like on the AX750/850 models? How did corsair think the new method is better??
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    Excellent information. :)
    Also is this why transformer coils are shielded with electrical tape?
  3. McSteel

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    Not exactly, it's mostly there for (additional) electrical insulation. But if it's tightly wrapped, it does help with vibration dampening - a nice bonus. :)
    itsakjt says thanks.
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    I had coil whine on my AX860 when the PC was actually NOT in operation (had to be in quiet room to hear it). Now (1+ month after purchase) I have LOUD coil whine whenever my PC is idle in windows. If i steam a video, use BOINC with GPU computing, play a game or even open and close firefox all the time I dont have any coil whine. And yes its 100% the PSU, I put my old 850W unit and there was no sound from anywhere in the system.

    And that a FREAKING loud annoying coil whine this time, never heard so much, thinking to RMA.
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    Well i returned my 1st coil whine effected ax860, and got a 2nd one, it whines as well. I guess these new ax760/860 models whine??:banghead:
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    £20 to £40 to return the coil whining AX860 to Corsair cause they are based in NL. This is a joke... I'm not buying anything that doesn't have warranty serviced from the online seller (website) again.

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