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650-860 watt modular/semi-modular PSU

OK, so the PSU I was going to get, the AX760i model, came out and users are complaining of fan noise (see here):

http://www.overclock.net/t/1323913/cl-corsair-launches-the-ax860i-ax760i-ax860-ax760-80-plus-platinum-psus/100

Now, I'm back to being unsure of which PSU to buy. I wasn't thrilled with paying over $200 for a PSU but was saving up the money to purchase it. I do like the Corsair brand for its excellent customer service. Any additional advice on a quiet PSU would be welcomed.

$200 max budget.
650-860 watts
modular or semi-modular
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  1. majax said:
    OK, so the PSU I was going to get, the AX760i model, came out and users are complaining of fan noise (see here):

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1323913/cl-corsair-launches-the-ax860i-ax760i-ax860-ax760-80-plus-platinum-psus/100

    Now, I'm back to being unsure of which PSU to buy. I wasn't thrilled with paying over $200 for a PSU but was saving up the money to purchase it. I do like the Corsair brand for its excellent customer service. Any additional advice on a quiet PSU would be welcomed.

    $200 max budget.
    650-860 watts
    modular or semi-modular



    A great choice would be the Corsair HX750 for $105 after rebate (currently sold out on newegg). The HX850 for $160 after rebate is in stock but for the price the HX750 is a steal. Maybe you can wait a day or two and see if they get the HX750 back in stock. The deal they offer for the HX750 runs through the 23rd of December.
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104143

    fps auro 850 watts modular powersupply 175$ ish

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116016

    for 134$

    or:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151102

    seasonic fully modular 850watt 80+gold.

    all are good but my favourite gem is the seasonic one
  3. Seasonic makes the best power supplies. They also make Corsairs best power supplies. I recommend this one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151121 It is 660w. iceclock recommended the same 850w I would recommend.
  4. yeah maestro thats a nice choice except platinum might be a bit overkill for him.
  5. majax said:
    OK, so the PSU I was going to get, the AX760i model, came out and users are complaining of fan noise (see here):

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1323913/cl-corsair-launches-the-ax860i-ax760i-ax860-ax760-80-plus-platinum-psus/100

    Now, I'm back to being unsure of which PSU to buy. I wasn't thrilled with paying over $200 for a PSU but was saving up the money to purchase it. I do like the Corsair brand for its excellent customer service. Any additional advice on a quiet PSU would be welcomed.

    $200 max budget.
    650-860 watts
    modular or semi-modular



    Hi - consider this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087 -
    Seasonic X-750 Gold/Modular $150 with shipping.

    I have the 650w version of this & the fan is super quiet as it only runs when
    needed and it is a high quality Sanyo Denki PWM fan

    If you want to spend less consider this PC P&C
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027
  6. except thats not modular :), good choices tho, well the seasonic one is but the pc power and cooling isnt modular
  7. iceclock said:
    except thats not modular :), good choices tho, well the seasonic one is but the pc power and cooling isnt modular



    LOL - never suggested the PC P&C was modular, but was offering
    the OP a quality "value" unit (nets to < $75) as an alternative
    to the Gold/Modular unit @ $150.
  8. yes i know, but hes asking for a modular one or semi modular, thats why i said that :), but nice choices :)
  9. OK, down to the following PSUs which seem to fit my need. I'm a little confused as to whether Flextronics is a good company (makes the i versions of Corsair's new models):

    Corsair
    AX760
    AX760i

    AX860
    AX860i
  10. Best answer
    well all the above are good, if u can afford it go with the ax860i or 860 regular.

    both are very good, id get the most wattage u can afford tbh, if u can that exta 100watts may come in handy later.

    i dont know much about flextronics, but i do know corsair has good quality products if ur unshur id go with the non i version of the 860 if that makes u feel more safe.

    but i doubt corsair would charge 200+ dollars for an inferior product.
  11. I've decided on the non-digital models as I've heard people have nothing but problems with the Link software. I guess the 860 watt it is. Thanks for everyone's help.
  12. Best answer selected by majax.
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