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    Default The difference between Corsair's AXi's and the HXi's

    Hi there,
    I'm looking to build a new PC some when soon and obvious I need a power-supply to give the components some juice!
    So I'm wondering what's the difference between the new HXi's and AXi's. Both are digital power supplies, so have Corsair Link, which looks great. Both are 750 Watts (well, the AX has an extra 10 watts.) Both are fully modular and have Platinum Efficiency and have a 7 year warranty.
    So, what makes the AXi's worth an extra £25?
    And what would you recommend?

    Thanks, as I'm really confused about this one....

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    The AXi is already a bid older and will get 80PLUS Titanium replacements in some months I guess. The HXi is a newer series of power supply's and is more affordable, meant for the high-end market and not the enthusiast market like the AXi serie.

    But the biggest difference for "normal" users is that the HXi serie is much quieter, that's why I vote for the HXi series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maraio1 View Post

    So I'm wondering what's the difference between the new HXi's and AXi's. Both are digital power supplies....
    No. Only the AXi is Digital. The HXi is analog with an integrated DAC to convert the signals so it can communicate with Link.

    In Link, the only difference is that the AXi allows you to adjust OCP while the HXi only allows OCP on/off.

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    Also, AXi has, in my opinion, enough of a build quality advantage to warrant the extra $25.
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    True. Flextronics build quality is... well... Flextronics build quality.

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    Boldly stated?

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    Thanks for that, cleared it up a bit. So now I see where the difference is. So does it make a huge difference that the AXi's are "real" digital and the HXi's are not really digital? And with the OCP, does it make a impact is it's just On/Off instead of the customisable options in link?

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    The DSP does provide better VR and better ripple suppression, but even with the HXi you're so far within the spec you're splitting hairs.

    The HXi OCP is just on/off. If it's on, it's 40A per connector.


    There's a review of each of them on this site:

    AX860i: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=317

    HX750i: http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=392

    Yeah, they're 110W apart, but the AX760i and 860i are the same platform and HX650i, 750i and 850i are all the same platform.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    HX650i

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    I'd go for the HXi if you don't need more than 1 KW.

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