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Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX 1200-watt Power Supply Review - Packaging

Corsair introduces the new AX1200i and redefines what it means to be an enthusiast level power supply with features never seen in a consumer level PSU.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 3, 2012 7:23 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Corsair

Packaging

 

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Corsair gives us a few features on the front as well as a small shot of the fully modular power supply. Short of changing the color from gold to red, you wouldn't really be able to tell the two units apart at first glance. The Corsair Link and 80Plus Platinum logos are present here as well.

 

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Opening the flap on the front gives us some more information about the unit. On the top we find connector availability, but not cable lengths. The bottom half highlights the redesign of the unit with the use of DSP and upgraded/reduced components while giving a better look at the unit.

 

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Moving to the back, it looks like there is a lot going on here, but most of it is just due to the repetition in multiple languages. The efficiency and fan noise charts are new. Note that the fan doesn't start to operate till the power supply reaches 30% load. This can be overridden in the Corsair Link software. Speaking of which, there is a note on the back about it being "server-inspired diagnostic tools." This is quite true and we are seeing the technology start to trickle down to the consumer.

 

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While the top is blank sans the AX1200i logo, the bottom gives us a few more bullet points that tell us the unit has auto-switching circuitry for universal AC input and gives the dimensions of the power supply. Both sides are also blank sans the AX1200i logo.

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