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    Default Corsair AX850 Titanium Review@tomshardware

    The Corsair AX850 is the best 850-watt PSU you can get,
    thanks to its high-efficiency and low noise levels, but you’ll pay a premium for it.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...-psu,5986.html

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    Congratulations on building such a marvelous PSU. I saw pictures of a lot of things in there labeled "Corsair."

    Q's -- what is the lowest wattage version of the AX line? Are any lower-power versions due? How quiet are the lowest-power units?
    CPU: Core i7 8700k, HT enabled, all 6 cores OC'd to 4.8GHz, Vcore = 1.24v
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-D15 with one NF-A15 1500 RPM PWM fan
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370X Aorus Gaming 7
    RAM: 4x16GB (64GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM 16-18-18-36@3200MHz, Vdimm = 1.35v
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 with 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X
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    PSU: Seasonic Platinum 660W

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    Unfortunately, it didn't cost any less than it cost to make the 850W to make any lower wattages, so 850W is the lowest.

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    This is the best 850W PSU? Don't know how many would agree with that. Do you, Jon, even agree with that?

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    That what the numbers says (relative performance) +quiet +build quality +working protections.
    Every PSU need time for mass testing.
    and as far I remember seasonic its the only company that don't send (cherry?) PSU's to reviewers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Unfortunately, it didn't cost any less than it cost to make the 850W to make any lower wattages, so 850W is the lowest.
    OK. I get it. But does Seasonic make a lower-wattage unit on the same platform as their 850W unit?
    CPU: Core i7 8700k, HT enabled, all 6 cores OC'd to 4.8GHz, Vcore = 1.24v
    Heatsink: Noctua NH-D15 with one NF-A15 1500 RPM PWM fan
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370X Aorus Gaming 7
    RAM: 4x16GB (64GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM 16-18-18-36@3200MHz, Vdimm = 1.35v
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 with 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X
    SSD1: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB TLC; SSD2: SAMSUNG 860 EVO 1TB 3-bit MLC
    HD: WD 500GB (old); Case: LIAN LI PC-7H Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
    PSU: Seasonic Platinum 660W

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    This is the best 850W PSU? Don't know how many would agree with that. Do you, Jon, even agree with that?
    Nope.

    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    OK. I get it. But does Seasonic make a lower-wattage unit on the same platform as their 850W unit?
    They also have a Prime Ultra Titanium in 650W and 750W.

    Notice that Asus also only did a 850W and 1000W. And no, we weren't copying them. We didn't know about the Asus versions until Computex 2018 and we were already in PVT with these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    This is the best 850W PSU? Don't know how many would agree with that. Do you, Jon, even agree with that?
    What would you say is the best 850w then? HXi? Dark Power Pro? Leadex Titanium?
    Just some nerd from 'Straya

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    This is the best 850W PSU? Don't know how many would agree with that. Do you, Jon, even agree with that?
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Nope.
    Wow.. The hatred I'm getting.

    I want to clear some things up because apparently someone is a bit "confused" about my take on this.

    The AX is a GREAT unit. Always has been. Maybe I'm just playing with semantics by saying the PSU is "GREAT" and not "THE BEST".

    The engineers at both Seasonic and Corsair worked really hard to get this unit as close to Corsair's requirements for performance (including required margins that need to be met in MP and not just DVT). If it wasn't worth it to work with Seasonic on a platform, then I (it was 99.9% my idea at Corsair) would have never bothered to engage in the first place because those resources are EXPENSIVE. You HAVE TO justify an ROI after spending two years (though it was only supposed to be one year) developing a product.

    To say something is BEST is simply not a word you can just throw around anywhere. To say something is BEST, means it's better than EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE MARKET REGARDLESS OF THE STRENGTHS ANYTHING ELSE HAS. That includes digital control, any kind of monitoring or control, silence, fan quality (not always one in the same), power density, board layout, value... the list goes on and on. Some of these things are more important to some people than they are to others, so saying one product is "best" versus another can be subjective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomegamer919 View Post
    What would you say is the best 850w then? HXi? Dark Power Pro? Leadex Titanium?
    I'm going to say HXi is "quite good". The fact that it pre-dates putting caps in the cables is a "bonus". Seriously.. that's a PSU that simply does not need a refresh any time soon.

    Still not going to say "the best".

    There is a platform out there that I quite like that is fully developed (made it through the DVT stage) from a tier 2. It was set forward by one of their customers, but then the customer only took one wattage.

    I'm trying to chase it down, but if it's too expensive, the upper management will likely shoot it down.

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