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650-860 watt modular/semi-modular PSU

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December 17, 2012 11:08:28 AM

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-...

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
December 17, 2012 11:40:27 AM

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-...

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.
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December 17, 2012 1:23:25 PM

yeah maestro thats a nice choice except platinum might be a bit overkill for him.

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December 17, 2012 3:08:00 PM

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-...

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=N82E168... -
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=N82E168...
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December 17, 2012 3:54:56 PM

except thats not modular :) , good choices tho, well the seasonic one is but the pc power and cooling isnt modular
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December 17, 2012 4:00:07 PM

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.
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December 17, 2012 9:54:56 PM

yes i know, but hes asking for a modular one or semi modular, thats why i said that :) , but nice choices :) 
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December 18, 2012 1:20:24 PM

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
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December 18, 2012 2:35:47 PM

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.

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December 25, 2012 3:49:48 AM

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.
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December 25, 2012 3:50:26 AM

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