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    Arrow Corsair AX1200 Review

    Once in a while, something really cool comes into the lab here for me to look at. Today is one of those days. Corsair just dropped their latest and greatest into my hands, a 1200 watt model that just so happens to be rated at 80 Plus Gold, and I'm going to see just what it can do. Come on in - this should be fun.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=189

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    I am incredibly impressed, looks like Corsair is back to being the one to beat.

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
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    I had to change my pants after reading the hot box results. Hot damn.They came within 1% of 80+ Platinum there. Holy crapola. And the voltage stability and ripple suppression are simply fantastic. I agree, 10 10 10 for performance.

    What caps were used on the secondary?
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    I might have gotten a wee bit lucky with my sample - the 80 Plus unit did not do this kind of efficiency.

    As to caps, the ones that aren't Rubycon are Chemi-Con and Nichicon as far as I can tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    I might have gotten a wee bit lucky with my sample - the 80 Plus unit did not do this kind of efficiency.
    You lost me there. Still talking about the 1200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oklahoma Wolf View Post
    I might have gotten a wee bit lucky with my sample - the 80 Plus unit did not do this kind of efficiency.
    Yes I think you may have

    As to caps, the ones that aren't Rubycon are Chemi-Con and Nichicon as far as I can tell.
    Sounds like the right grab bag from the unit I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sphere View Post
    You lost me there. Still talking about the 1200?
    Yep. 80 Plus got around 88-90-87% from theirs.

    Edit - looking at the test report again, they crossloaded theirs. The 3.3V/5V combined rating was near maxed by the end. That would bring down efficiency.

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    Wow. Flextronics really knows how to make a psu. Really really knows how to make a psu. Now I see why alienware uses them for their laptop power adapters.
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    Looks like another home run for Corsair with this unit.

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