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CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC 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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  • Michael M.
  • 4/28/2015 10:05:22 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsThanks for the heads up

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

Pros: I found out before I bought one...
New Egg has the best user community, nowhere else can you get user reviews and advice from such knowledgeable group

Cons: none thankfully

Other Thoughts: I am browsing for my new build and was going to pick up this unit I always go with Corsair so I would like to thank everyone who posted. Looks like Corsair is having some QC issues with this model so I'll be buying something else

And no it's not normal for any company to have this many DOA units. The power supply is the one item you want to be sure you spend a little extra time researching and extra money on to make sure you get a quality model because if its not able to do its job you could fry all your new equipment before you get a chance to load your OS

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  • Alex B.
  • 4/13/2015 3:20:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPeople are Crazy

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

Pros: This unit can handle two 760s SLI and an Intel 4790k CPU. It has semi-glossy black cables that blend in better in most cases. Fully modular of course. Feel like it's just made with high quality material. Has a hand cable that has on one end two 6/8 pin input for graphic cards requiring more power.

Cons: First one was DOA :/

Other Thoughts: Don't be discouraged by an item having many reviews of DOAs power supplies from any manufacturer all have a decently high DOA... it's normal and bound to happen.

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  • Kenneth B.
  • 3/30/2015 12:17:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGiving up on it

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

Pros: Platinum efficiency
160mm long (good for smaller cases)
Hybrid fan control mode for more silent running
Plenty of connectors, good selection of included cables

Cons: Could not keep system stable

Other Thoughts: First let's talk specifications: I have an AMD FX-8350 overclocked to 4.4GHz (voltage at stock) with an ASRock 990FX Extreme6 mainboard and two PNY GTX 770 4GB graphics cards in SLI. My system is also watercooled. If you were to evaluate how much wattage this configuration draws, most evaluations will put it in the ballpark of 650W to 700W maximum draw, something an 860W power supply should be able to handle.

The first AX860 unit was RMA'd in November 2014, about two months after purchase. Corsair sent back a full retail packaged replacement unit -- with a cable kit and everything. That power supply lasted another 3 1/2 months before I replaced it.

The concern? The system wasn't remaining stable under any significant load. The symptoms were clear: graphics would freeze, the sound would go all weird, and eventually the system would completely lock up and I'd have to press the reset button to get things working again. With the second unit, it got to the point where it wouldn't remain stable under *any* load -- merely browsing the web caused the system to lock up completely. In both instances I had to hook up a spare power supply to run my system -- a Corsair GS800 that had no problem keeping the system stable, meaning the power supply was certainly the problem.

In the interim I also changed out the mainboard -- original was a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 -- due to not liking how it functioned with overclocking enabled. That still could not keep the system stable with this power supply.

I have no idea what happened, but I'm done with it. When one unit goes bad, you blame the unit. When two units go bad, you blame the design, especially when it is the only common denominator in the problems you have. When an 800W power supply can better keep a system stable than an 860W power supply, there's a problem with the power supply, especially when it cannot keep the system stable under the kind of load every online evaluation says it should be able to sustain.

I replaced it with a unit from a different brand -- only been running that new unit a few days as of this writing -- so now it's a matter of what to do with the unit I currently have.

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  • Kenneth K.
  • 3/26/2015 11:26:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA and fried one of my hard drives

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

Pros: nice design. good/flexible cables, and plenty of them

Cons: Didn't work out of the box. AND it apparently fried one of my hard drives.

Other Thoughts: Went back to the old PSU and it took me hours to find out why my computer wouldn't boot. Narrowed it down to a drive that had been working fine for a year. Removed that drive from the system and suddenly the old psu booted. Looks like the Corsair fried it for me. I don't see how the drive could have (a) destroyed the Corsair and (b) shorted itself bad enough to prevent a boot. So, I'm blaming Corsair. Wonder if they'll replace the drive for me.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry to hear that you've had a bad experience with our power supply. Please give us a call at 888-222-4346 and we'll see what we can do to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Puni J.
  • 3/14/2015 9:54:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJust up and died

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

Pros: Easy install. Been getting a lot of practice lately.

Cons: Received around Jan 15 as an rma for it's predessor. (See previous review). Mar 11, tried to start up Dragonage Inquisition and got as far as the EA splash screen when the monitor went dark and "NO SIGNAL" appeared. Looking over at the CPU and the Pwr button was off. Pressed and got back to the desktop. Tried to launch again and same result only now it would not start again.

Other Thoughts: I'm probably being really stupid, I'm trying a third time by asking Corsair to rma it. Hopefully, the third time is the charm. The CPU original PSU whose name escapes me has been hanging in there for three years now. You would think a more modern PSU could hang in there at least that long.

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  • Jubaire S.
  • 3/2/2015 11:07:24 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful

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

Pros: Great. The reviews of this PSU's twin from seasonic are really reassuring.

Fidning third party PSU cables for this are a breeze. Cosair even sells pretty pretty wires.

Cons: Can't see much to put here besides the fact that just like in its Seasonic twin, the connectors aren't really locking. They're sorta hard to know they seated well, when plugging in. Not the biggest deal.

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  • Adam L.
  • 2/22/2015 1:07:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat so far

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

Pros: Well made, no problems thus far.

Cons: Made a loud popping sound when I first turned it on, and there was a burnt plastic type of smell coming from my Case. Everything worked, but I was worried for a while.

Other Thoughts: Works great for me. The ~22% 1-egg reviews are cause for concern.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/19/2015 8:00:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead after 1 week of use...

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

Pros: Cables were very nice. And it felt like it was good quality.

Cons: It worked sort of for a week or so. upon installing, it wouldn't even power up. After flicking the power switch 2-3 times it fired up.
This continued through the week doing it 75% of the time. A simple flick of the power switch would usually get it working. I tried giving it a chance because Corsair is a really good brand, well that bit me in the rear. On to a 1000 watt Evga Supernova...

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry to hear that your AX860 stopped working after a week. If you still have your unit and would like a replacement, please give us a call at 888-222-4346 or submit a support ticket at corsair.force.com and we'll be happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Sean L.
  • 2/15/2015 11:44:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggscoil whine

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

Pros: Works, and looks solid. Fan noise is minimum, and cable design are well thought out

Cons: Coil whine at low load. Including power off state.

Other Thoughts: I bought an refurbished unit on December 2013 from corsair website, so this may very well be the problem. I didn't use it until a week ago so I am about 2 month out of warranty. the coil whine only appeared after I run mem86 overnight and now it is there to stay. Interestingly the whine goes away when the load is high, like running furmark or peime95, but you can clearly hear it at idle or power off state. For a premium product, this is quite disappointing, I am going back to seasonic 650 gold.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry that you're experiencing coil whine on your AX860. If you would like a replacement, please contact us by submitting a ticket at corsair.force.com or calling us at 888-222-4346 and we'll be more than happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Adam A.
  • 2/6/2015 4:26:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

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

Pros: Looks decent

Cons: Was dead on arrival. Going to rma it and see if I get a proper one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're deeply sorry for the inconvenience. If you haven't already, please give us a call at 888-222-4346 or submit a ticket to corsair.force.com and we'll set you up with a new AX860.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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