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CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

  • ATX12V / EPS12V
  • Full Modular
  • 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified
  • 100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz
  • +3.3V@25A, +5V@25A, +12V@71.6A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@3.0A
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 7 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 7 years


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  • Mark R.
  • 12/26/2014 4:12:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressively efficient

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: - small size
- fully modular
- high continuous power output
- insanely efficient
- absolutely silent

Cons: There aren't any actual cons, but I have had a (sort of) negative experience. My old PSU had a continuously running fan to keep it cool. This had the side-effect of assisting in evacuating the hot air from inside the case. The AX860 is so efficient, the fan almost never comes on. This has created the problem of overheating the rest of the components in the case. So, I have had to look into further cooling options to keep everything cooled down.

So....not really a negative, but it is the only downside I could come up with. :)

Other Thoughts: This PSU is great if you need a lot of power for a small case.

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  • William G.
  • 12/24/2014 8:01:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever do this...

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Came neatly wrapped.

Cons: The unit arrived missing the AC power cord and several other cables. Plus, the number on the manual does not actually connect to a working number. I will be more than glad to change my rating if I could actually power up the unit but for now this would get less than one egg since the unit can't even be powered. I have used Corsair for numerous builds and never had this issue for lesser priced units. I would have expected better from a higher end/priced unit.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/24/2014 1:46:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSilent, until full load

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: I have had this PSU since February of 2014, so almost a year. I went with the 860 watt barring because my gaming rig consisted of a GTX 780. I'm glad I did because in July I added another card. So now i am running SLI 6GB 780's and a highly overclocked 4770k. Everything is water cooler so that adds some extra wattage.

This was my first "real" PSU, as this was my first custom PC. It is very quiet when games or whatever are pushing the It to the max...

Cons: Here is my con. When I only had one GTX 780 installed, it was super quiet on full load. I don't even think the fans turned on. But once I added my second card, the fans kicked in. During gaming, the fan will make this humming sound/high pitch noise. At first I though it was the coil whine from one of my cards, but it wasn't (before I added them to water). Here is how I know it happens under full load. When I alt-tab in a game, the noise will stop. Once I get back in the game, it starts up again.

I thought about RMA'ing it because I though it was going bad, but I have come to the conclusion that it is because of the fan being turned on. I guess the fan is really that loud... Maybe not. I don't know fully for sure, but that's my only guess.

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  • Jacob P.
  • 12/7/2014 11:23:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Modular, lots of power.

Cons: Just died out of no where on me. Had it for 5 months.

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  • emile r.
  • 11/15/2014 9:50:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCORSAIR AX series AX860

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: quality cables, all black, hybrid fan, SILENT even with the fan on

Cons: nothing

Other Thoughts: thought it was doing some noise but it was actually my intel stock cpu cooler ahaha

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  • Daniel D.
  • 11/5/2014 7:07:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs50/50 chance it works

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Looks nice and is very quite

Cons: had to order 2 because the first one didn't work.

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  • Shwe A.
  • 10/2/2014 5:42:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: this PSU havn't give me any problem yet. work at the first time.

Cons: cables are somewhat short so it is hard to cable management but it's cover with back plate so it doesn't really matter

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  • Tom D.
  • 9/19/2014 6:28:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so great.

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: The "hybrid" feature turns the fan on only when necessary (60% load). This means not only less (no) noise, but less dust being pulled into your PSU.

Overload AND underload protection. "Platinum" Certified

ALL cables are removable including the main 24pin trunk line. Not necessarily a big deal, but if the standard should ever change again (like it did going from 20pin to 24pin), this unit is ready for it.

Incredibly well thought-out, down to flipping the label on either side of the unit so that it's always right-side up no matter how you install your psu.

Spare cables stored in a velcro box-bag than can be placed in an included carrying bag. A bit much, but a nice touch.

Mounting screws and lots of cable tie-offs included.

Cons: VERY heavy. Best mounted in cases with bottom-mount PSU bays.

No extra mounting screws if you lose one.

Pricey.

Other Thoughts: Nearly a decade ago, I invested in a 750watt modular psu that was definitely overkill at the time. But it lasted me through three builds, so it was money well spent.

My latest build, an overclocked Intel 4770k was probably what did it in. Cascading device failures (two fans, several hard drives and a usb hub) had me scratching my head until I thought to test my psu. It had indeed started to go bad and I decided to spend the extra dough to invest in another top-end psu.

After much research, the AX860 was the best deal around (even over the 860i). Makes no noise whatsoever in hybrid mode (I have yet to tax it to the point the fan comes on). And with no fan constantly running, that means less dust/cat-hair to clog my psu filter and overheat the unit (which probably killed my last psu).

With the new AX860, all of my computer problems disappeared. Drives that would spin but not detected in bios are working again. Dead fans and an intermittently working usb hub all work again as well.

Because of the solid construction and quality components, this unit is probably 50% heavier than my old 750watt psu, increasing my computer's overall weight... a mild irritant for those times I need to move it to the workbench (rare.)

The only difference between the AX860 and AX860i is (so I'm told) added monitoring software/interface that most people say doesn't work that well and not used enough to justify the extra cost.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this PSU and would recommend it easily.

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  • Robert P.
  • 9/12/2014 11:04:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Great psu, does everything it needs

Cons: non

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  • Blake R.
  • 9/11/2014 4:37:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet Power

This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020044-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Very quiet
No coil whine
Modular

Cons: A little bit expensive
Not completely clear which power connectors go where

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