Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by qubit, Dec 14, 2011.
It's a Seasonic underneath and has been given top marks by HEXUS. I want one.
$350 bucks?! Lol, I'll pass. You can pick up a SeaSonic 1200W PSU right now for $175.
In my opinion, every "new" house in 21C should come with 12V DC circuit. And PC's plug straight into that. Really, all these PSUs and transformers everywhere. All that's needed is ONE for the whole damn house.
Nah, it's not that expensive. I've just checked Newegg and it's only $270. Remember, us Brits get price gouged as standard.
A direct PC mains supply for the whole house, CD? Interesting...
It wouldn't really be ideal though, because you could get several devices, particularly motorized ones, that may put spikes on the lines, which would be highly undesirable for a sensitive device like a PC.
Nah we dont really get screwed that much a little but not that much, other places have a different standard of living and average wage.
I love the XFX rebranded PSU's. I used the 850 watt black edition (seasonic m12D rebrand) earlier this year. It is really solid and in my opinion looks amazing.
This thing looks fantastic. Definitely on my check list for new build.
I was wondering what was so awesome about roughly 800 "wasted" watts of PSU power.
How is 800w wasted exactly? Cant comment much on xfx psu's as I have never owned one but I definately do like the styling of them.
The Corsair AX1200 cost´s the same [245€], and between the two Corsair FTW...
I dont know what to really say other then that PSU looks like I could shoot at it and it would still power my rig.
I second this. I don't understand what he means by 800 watts being wasted?
Can you elaborate on why exactly you think the AX1200 is better than this unit, in your opinion? I'm just curious.
Warranty, RMA Service, Build Quality etc....
Its 80+ Gold so assuming its horrible and only operates at 80% efficiency. It would only be bleeding off 250w.
I just mean the units themselves, not the companies service/support. Although I use PSU's from both companies and I've enjoyed service from both. I know those things are a factor when purchasing, but I am just talking about direct comparison of hardware here.
I just wanted to know what exactly you think is superior in the AX1200. Have you tested this unit and the AX1200?
I just think if you say the Corsair psu is better you should be accountable and explain why, that's all. BTW I'm not saying either unit is better than the other. I have no idea. I've used an AX1200 and it was great, but I haven't used this one. Just curious about your opinion.
Warranty, RMA Service, Build Quality are the primary factor when purchasing.
After that comes performance, price, certification´s and in all that Corsair is King!
The design is badass, a really nice envelope.
The results speak well... the ripple is very good even at 100% load it really seems this psu can take it all.
I like this one as well, http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=264
Right, but you still never said at all how the corsair AX1200 is better than this XFX unit.
The factors for purchasing hardware you listed is your sole opinion. Many tech enthusiasts don't just factor in warranty/rma/pricing when buying hardware. Sometimes it's about performance and overall quality of hardware, know what I mean? I would rather buy a high performance part over a mediocre part that has great customer service included. I am in no way saying Corsair or any other brand is mediocre either. I actually use lots of corsair products in all of my personal machines. I am a fan of their cases, memory, psu's, etc.
I just want to know why you think that corsair unit is better. You shouldn't just shout "X is better than Y because I love the brand that makes X!!!". Know what I mean?
my 750w black edition runs my rig awesome and the 12v line etc is NICE, arent XFX and corsair PSU's made by seasonic (some of corsairs by channel wells too)? so...ther both good brands in my opinion and id happyly power my rig with either.
99% of people don't need more than 500W PSU. It's all marketing bullshit.
No one in their right mind would buy this for a 500w rig, 1kw+ PSU's are for people running high end multi GPU setups, 99% of people won't buy this, the 1% who do will fall into the high end multi GPU market I mentioned. Your comment makes no bloody sense at any level. :shadedshu
99% of people don't need a 990x or 3930K (didn't use 3960x because the difference between the 2 is ridiculously close to 0).
I still fail to see why it's marketing bullshit, it's just a niche market segment
Even an 80PLUS Platinum 500W PSU would only be 89% efficient @ 500W (100% load) though. An 80PLUS Platinum 1000W PSU would be 92% efficient @ 500W (50% load). I'm talking about the "real" 80PLUS figures though (testing during reviews), not the ones from ECOS Plug Load Solutions.
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