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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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  • Charlene B.
  • 1/10/2016 7:19:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery nice power supply

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: Love the moduler cabling as you only need to plug in those cable options you need.

Cons: So far none.

Other Thoughts: I would have preferred another cable assembly with SATA power plugs rather than the several adapters to convert from the older style molex power plugs to SATA versus two of the older style molex power plug cables.

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  • Brandon G.
  • 1/10/2016 7:22:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery stable power

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: -Very stable power for overclocking (I've got my FX 8350 running at 4.7ghz with zero issues)
-Love the fact I'm not wasting as much power as a lower certified PSU would waste (keep in mind I'm running the build below...so the definition of "wasting power" is completely irrelevant ;) )
-Modular cabling allows you to keep case looking clean
-Plenty of cables provided to do everything you need

Cons: -I would not suggest this PSU for multiple graphics card builds on the AMD platform (AMD is not power efficient with anything)
On an intel build you could get away with this for two graphics cards but not more
-No other cons

Other Thoughts: -Keep in mind the "Platinum" rating is based on 50% load. Go to Wikipedia and look up "80 Plus" or just look below for most common load ratings (115v). For example below, this Platinum rated PSU has a 92% efficiency rating at 50% load but only an 89% rating as you get towards 100% load.

Rating/Load 10% 20% 50% 100%
Bronze NA 82% 85% 82%
Silver NA 85% 88% 85%
Gold NA 87% 90% 87%
Platinum NA 90% 92% 89%
Titanium 90% 92% 94% 90%

My build:
Windows 10 Pro [N82E1683258849]
IN WIN GRone Case (the behemoth…) [N82E16811108127]
MSI 990FXA Gaming [N82E16813130859]
AMD FX 8350 4GHz [N82E1681911328]
Corsair H110i GTX Liquid Cooler [N82E16835181094]
MSI Radeon R9 390 Gaming 8G [N82E16814127874]
4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 [N82E16820231503]
2x Samsung 850 Pro 512 (boot) [N82E1682014736]
1x Intel 750 AIC 400GB PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSD (tried as boot, just not stable enough for long term use) [N82E16820167359]
Corsair AX860 PSU [N82E16817139044]
2x Acer B2886HK 28” 4k monitors [N82E1682400965]

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/20/2015 8:56:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsZERO Eggs

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: Wasn't DOA.

Cons: Dead after a few hours of use. Worked fine then died all of a sudden. Rarely used, but beyond 1 month return period. RMA'd.

Edit 12/20/2015: Second AX-860 died that was a replacement for a AX-760 that died. That's 3 Corsair PSUs that have failed me in one year. I will not be sending this one back since I've already spent over $50 shipping 2 back and waiting weeks for a replacement. Well over $200 down the drain.

Other Thoughts: Ordered 5/15/2015 and dead on 6/29/2015. Read the reviews, don't order this product. Also had a defective Corsair CPU cooler fail on me this year. Corsair has lost a loyal customer.

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  • Ricardo C.
  • 12/16/2015 9:44:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAn excellent--if slightly expensive--PSU

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: Very stable power.

Silent

Fully Modular

Cons: Some cables barely reach in an ATX Mid-tower (Corsair Vengeance C70, ironically.)

CPU cables barely reach.

SATA cables do not reach the top when routed through case grommets.

24-pin ATX cable could be longer.

Other Thoughts: Great power supply, but please, make the cables longer. I shouldn't have to buy extensions for the cables to reach inside a mid-tower DESIGNED BY CORSAIR.

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4 out of 5 eggsOverall, a good buy if you're only using one GPU

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: Plenty of power for most (single GPU) systems, quiet, comes with tons of cables to connect everything and then some. Color coordinated cables are available (sold separately), so matching within a nice build is easy without custom wire wraps and work.

Cons: Maybe a bit less than I should have for an SLI configuration, possibly a bit more than I need for a single GPU... it kind of hits this spot where I'm not totally sure why it exists.

Other Thoughts: 760w will do you fine for a single gpu, maybe consider going to 1k+ if you're going to be putting multiple gpus in. The 860 runs two 980Ti's ok enough, but it's at pretty much max load all the time.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 11/26/2015 3:39:16 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOver 40+ Builds with no problems thus 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: Still one of the best power supplies on the market after it's original release around 3yrs ago. The cables are well made and plentiful for almost any configurations. The SATA/Molex cables are flat which makes them easy to zip-tie flush with the rear motherboard tray and drive cages. Voltages are incredibly stable under any load with very low ripple. The "AX860" logo on the side is printed to be shown up-right regardless of whether the PSU is mounted with the fan on the top or the bottom which is nice attention to detail. Corsair offers individually braided cables that can be purchased optionally to replace the standard black/sleeved cables that come with the unit which is a nice+. The PSU comes with a 7yr warranty which is fantastic and is nice peace of mind. Cables are of good length and can easily accommodate a 760T -one of the more popular cases chosen by my customers/clients. Which I might add can accommodate 1xODD+1xSSD+1xHDD all with a single SATA power cable thanks to the spacing provided in the case and the positioning of the connectors on the cable. Can't remember if I've used this PSU on the bottom of an Anctec Nineteen Hundred or not... so I'm not 100% sure but I believe the cables are more than long enough to accommodate that obelisk of a tower without the need for extension cables)

Cons: None thus far with any of them.

Other Thoughts: System builds and repairs are what I do and when the customer/client asks for recommendations on what PSU to use it is an easy choice to make. (as long as it fits their budget and power requirements) Of the builds I've done with this PSU I haven't had but a single person contact me regarding issues with their unit and it was a non-issue as the fan indeed worked but was set on "Hybrid", they were concerned that it wasn't moving any air most of the time and were unaware dual fan-mode feature. I'm currently using an older OCZ ZT750W as I got an irresistible price on it years ago. However, I'm going to purchase one of these for myself as my current PSU is now causing my over clock to become unstable under load after 2yrs. (I just hope it hasn't damaged my CPU as the voltages fluctuate too-much and it produces a bit more ripple/noise than I'm comfortable with)

Now I'm not going to sit here and tell you that this is the only top-tier PSU you can buy... that would be preposterous and a lie. However, if you're in the market and want the best of the best in terms of quality and reliability then I can strongly recommend this PSU. Their are incredibly detailed reviews out there if you need information to help you make a decision on which power supply to purchase, I can't provide links in this review but I can advise that you do a Google search for jonnyguru/kitguru which provide invaluable information on a plethora of PSUs.

On a side note, I noticed alot of negative rating here on this power supply which confuses me as I've used so many of them in multiple builds. All I can really say on that note is if by some chance you happen to get a defective unit whether it's DOA or fails after a short period of time, both Newegg and Corsair are incredibly awesome when processing RMAs. I've had to do them in the past with both companies over the years and it's been a pleasant experience on all occasions. I think at least a good percentage of the time when someone has a negative experience in regards to anything related to customer service, the individual was negative to begin with. I see people that are furious when denied for something that is far outside a covered warranty. Obviously that is a small fraction of people, but know (I've worked in customer service/advocacy at a few jobs over the years) you always have a much higher percentage of people that make their voices heard when they have a negative experience or don't get what they feel they should have then those who are content or very pleased.

...but back to base, it's all-in-all one heck of a power supply and definitely one that should be given close consideration if you're in the market and can fit it in your budget. I hope the small amount of information given can provide even the slightest in assistance to help make a decision one way or the other. Happy Building/Gaming/Editing/Mining/BingeWatchingGameOfThrones guys and gals!

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  • Matthew O.
  • 9/11/2015 7:04:19 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI see a lot of complaints

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: Very good PSU. While some may be dead on arrival or die shortly thereafter, it has a 7 year warranty. Corsairs warranty process is easy, you can submit a claim online yourself and about a day or two later they will either offer a suggested fix, or email you a shipping label to have it sent in. I haven't had to warranty my PSU, but I had to warranty a memory stick I had ordered at the same time. One stick was bad, the other wasn't. They sent me new ones the next day, not refurbished or just one stick, but a completely new, unopened package of two sticks to replace the two I had bought. The PSU is solid and puts out consistent steady voltage and amperage. Ignore the bad reviews. It has a seven year easy to preform warranty guys!

Cons: none

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  • Bradd N.
  • 8/28/2015 5:30:21 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYear and a half

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 power. Stable. No problems.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This unit has functioned flawlessly from day 1.

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  • HASSAN S.
  • 6/21/2015 1:11:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGarbage

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 looking, Modular.

Cons: This PSU died suddenly in less than a week of regular usage. From what I read in reviews it sounds like this is happening frequently with this PSU.

Other Thoughts: I am a fan of corsair stuff. My last build has Corsair case (750D), Corsair PSU (HX750), Corsair SSD (neutron XT), Corsair CPU AIO liquid cooler (H90) , Corsair gaming keyboard and mouse (K95 and M65)...However the AX860 PSU was not up to my expectations, what a disappointment!

RMAed this one, thank you NewEgg for great customer support and fast, hassle-free RMA process.

I will be getting the EVGA 850W G2 instead. EVGA is my second favorite brand, however it may become the first now..

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  • Daniel K.
  • 6/16/2015 7:00:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat power

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: Work great

Cons: none

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