Corsair AX760i 760 W

Corsair AX760i 760 W

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Packaging


The AX760i comes in a rather small package whose entire front is covered by a photo of its nicely designed fan grill that Corsair has, lately, used with most of their PSUs. In the bottom left corner is a list of the PSU's most interesting features, while two badges, for the Corsair Link software and the 80 Plus Platinum certification, are found in the opposite corner. The model number is given in a large, red/white font, and the series description is highlighted through a red background.


The most interesting bit on the bottom of the box is a description of all available cables/connectors that includes their length. We really do appreciate when a company provides such detailed information about its unit's cabling.


On this side, Corsair gives a compatibility list including the dimensions of the unit. It will, since its length is standard, easily fit into a normal chassis. Here, we also find an interesting table listing every Corsair PSU series, from low - to high-end. The AXi series does, as you can see, sit on top of their list, and is followed by their AX series.


The back of the package provides some interesting information about the product. In this case, you will find two graphs illustrating efficiency, and the fan-noise curve at various load levels. The fan-noise-curve graph nicely illustrates how the PSU operates in fanless mode at up to 20% load, and only afterwards does the fan engage to raise its speed according to the PSU's corresponding load. Some text on this side briefly explains what the advantages of DPS, a feature of this PSU, really are. According to Corsair, the most crucial advantage of DPS is a higher efficiency that leads to less energy/heat dissipation, which results in a quieter fan profile. A multilingual text also describes the Corsair Link software, and there is also a table detailing the DC output ratings of the AX760i.

Contents


The PSU is well protected by packing foam and comes in a velvet bag, which is a nice luxury-specific note. A large pouch holds all modular cables and the rest of the bundle.


The user manual is for all AXi PSUs. There is also a warranty-guide leaflet and a notice informing the user that he must download the Corsair Link software from Corsair's site since no software disc is included. This is mainly due to frequent updates to the Corsair Link software; Corsair wants to make sure that a buyer has the latest available version installed.

The modular cables are plenty, considering the capacity of the unit. All are fully sleeved, and the peripheral ones are also flatter for easier cable management and enhanced airflow. All wires are black, something that most modders will appreciate since black cables are easily concealed inside a chassis.


The Corsair Link USB dongle and the cable that connects it with the PSU. We would like Corsair to provide a normal USB adaptor, which would allow you to connect it to a common USB port and not a mainboard header.


You can monitor the voltage rails, input and output power, efficiency, fan RPM, and the internal temperature of the PSU through the Corsair Link software, which you can download off the Corsair site. You can also view the data your system's temperature sensors provide and the RPM of the fans you have installed (case fans, CPU fans etc.). Corsair Link also allows you to modify fan-speed profiles and set and configure the OCP for each one the PSU's 8-pin sockets on the PSU's modular panel. You can read through an overview of the Corsair Link software suite in our AX1200i review.

Exterior


The unit features a compact footprint because of its small length. Its finish is of very high quality, and the fan grill easily adds appearance points. A honeycomb-style vent is utilized on the front, and next to the AC receptacle is a small on/off switch. We would prefer a larger, heavy-duty switch, like the one that equips the AX1200i, but the capacity of this PSU is much smaller, so this switch will do just fine. Two small decals on its sides give the model's number, and the modular panel with its numerous sockets resides on the rear side. As you will probably notice, there are identification numbers on all 8 and 6 pin sockets. These numbers make monitoring their current throughput and setting their OCP through the Corsair Link software possible. Some polymer caps, installed on the modular PCB, can be seen through the holes of the casing. The specifications label passes by almost unnoticed because it is installed on the bottom of the PSU.


This is the self-test pressure switch and the indicator LED that shows if the PSU is functioning properly. Once you press the switch (you have to keep it pressed) the fan will start to spin and the LED will turn green; that is, if everything is working properly.
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