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    Prexactly why I don't much like adaptors, except perhaps putting a Y adaptor on a fan cable to fit two fans. That's about it.
    The adaptors in the link are the 'old' style ones with unsheathed wires, and not much to my likeing these days, even though no one would see them.......but I would know they were there.
    Thanks for posting though.
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    Don't like the name AX860i. It's too close to what I used for years, the i7 860.
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    Ho hum, the things we have to suffer....
    So far it is running just fine.
    If it goes tits up, then what do I do then........buy another motherboard that is hopefully compatible, or,
    Dump it and just make do with the RM550X with its limited use, or buy another model PSU ?

    Decisions, decisions............but I don't want to swap my current motherboard for another..
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    I have to bring up this thread again, because my AX860i died on me again this morning, so it has survived for a few months.

    I worked for a while, but when rebooting to run Windows 10, it got as far as starting to load the desktop, then froze, and the 'reset' button would not,um, reset, so I had to hold in the power button for it to shut down.

    It then restarted but just went into the 'boot loop' again, and left it for a minute or so, so gave up and shut it down, and switched off the PSU to stop it trying to restart.

    Pulled it out, shoved in my RM550X and all is running again, and both my OS's, Win 7 and Win 10 will boot up to the desktop as they should.

    This PSU is fine, but I don't much like the one gfx card cable, as there is only one split into 2 x 6+2 connectors.
    A. this is rather fiddly, B. I would prefer two separate cables for each connector as provided by the AX860i.

    I also lack two more Sata/molex cables (lost somewhere) but apparently I can use the ones from a red cable kit I bought for the AX860i, but never used, as I believe they are compatible.

    I am not going to bother Johnny with another RMA request, and just shove the unit in a cupboard somewhere until I decide what to do with it..........probably bin it, which is a pity because it cost a fortune, and 3rd time lucky has not worked....

    I will save my pennies/cents to buy perhaps the RM650X which will have more cable options.
    Is this a good choice, or can anyone suggest a different option.
    I really want to keep to Corsair, because this is the only unit I have had a problem with, and I like their after sales service too..........when required.

    However, at the moment I am a little bit annoyed, but that will pass with more coffee...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    I have to bring up this thread again, because my AX860i died on me again this morning, so it has survived for a few months.

    I worked for a while, but when rebooting to run Windows 10, it got as far as starting to load the desktop, then froze, and the 'reset' button would not,um, reset, so I had to hold in the power button for it to shut down.

    It then restarted but just went into the 'boot loop' again, and left it for a minute or so, so gave up and shut it down, and switched off the PSU to stop it trying to restart.

    Pulled it out, shoved in my RM550X and all is running again, and both my OS's, Win 7 and Win 10 will boot up to the desktop as they should.

    This PSU is fine, but I don't much like the one gfx card cable, as there is only one split into 2 x 6+2 connectors.
    A. this is rather fiddly, B. I would prefer two separate cables for each connector as provided by the AX860i.

    I also lack two more Sata/molex cables (lost somewhere) but apparently I can use the ones from a red cable kit I bought for the AX860i, but never used, as I believe they are compatible.

    I am not going to bother Johnny with another RMA request, and just shove the unit in a cupboard somewhere until I decide what to do with it..........probably bin it, which is a pity because it cost a fortune, and 3rd time lucky has not worked....

    I will save my pennies/cents to buy perhaps the RM650X which will have more cable options.
    Is this a good choice, or can anyone suggest a different option.
    I really want to keep to Corsair, because this is the only unit I have had a problem with, and I like their after sales service too..........when required.

    However, at the moment I am a little bit annoyed, but that will pass with more coffee...
    two in a row? this unit has some serious design flaw.
    RMA it, sell it and buy a good PSU.

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    Thanks mate, but I won't bother to do a 3rd RMA, as I don't really want another PSU replacement.
    Sad but then life kicks you in the nutz a few times, and I will live with the loss..

    I also won't sell it, because if it plays up with the person I sell it to, then I will then get grief, so I reckon it's safer not to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    So... we tested it on different motherboards, in different configurations for a while and had no issues, but we weren't using the SAME motherboard you were using. We then BOUGHT the exact same board you had and re-fitted everything to it. It powered up, we ran a benchmark and then it shut down and started doing the constant boot cycle.

    But then....

    The PSU died altogether.

    Apparently these AXi's don't like Z170X Gaming G1 boards at all.
    I know it's a bit off-topic, but is there a topic here with some of those incompatibilities/issues with specific pairings? Also, did any reviewer done some research into this, as why this happen? I'm pretty curious on this since I've read some reports of old Asus boards not playing nice with the HX series circa ~2010 but there was nothing conclusive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    Thanks mate, but I won't bother to do a 3rd RMA, as I don't really want another PSU replacement.
    Sad but then life kicks you in the nutz a few times, and I will live with the loss..

    I also won't sell it, because if it plays up with the person I sell it to, then I will then get grief, so I reckon it's safer not to.
    Bad luck, bro. Why not try another model? Ask the support if they arrange a HX850 or a equivalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron View Post
    . . .

    This PSU is fine, but I don't much like the one gfx card cable, as there is only one split into 2 x 6+2 connectors.
    A. this is rather fiddly, B. I would prefer two separate cables for each connector as provided by the AX860i.

    I also lack two more Sata/molex cables (lost somewhere) but apparently I can use the ones from a red cable kit I bought for the AX860i, but never used, as I believe they are compatible.
    Is it possible to buy replacement cables or substitute cables. Once you have sufficient cables, nothing says you have to cover two sockets/PCIe.
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    Thanks, I have a complete cable kit (red) that I intended to use on the AX860i, but never got around to using it.

    But the Sata/molex cables are compatible with my RM550X, so lack of cables now is not a problem.

    However I would prefer to run two separate power cables into my GTX980Ti, or is this unnecessary to do so ? But the RM550X only has one power cable split into 2 x 6+2 connectors.
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