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It was just 3 months ago when we had the pleasure of looking at a truly innovative PSU, the Corsair AX1200i. Today Corsair is expanding their Digital PSU Line Up with the release of the AX860i and the AX760i, as well as the AX860 and the AX760 analog models. What does that mean for users? Well it should mean that we have tighter voltage regulation, lower ripple and noise, and high energy-efficiency available to us at a cheaper price than that of the AX1200i. We are going to put the AX860i through the same testing process we used on the AX1200i, we want to see it perform just as good if not better than its big brother. So why don't you grab your morning cup of Joe and enjoy the read.
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Yeah, a Yate Loon Fan in a 'High Quality PSU' like this. Who has thought of that?!
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No, Say it ain't so. Stefan Payne is bagging on another Yate Loon. Who'd a thunk that?
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I remember 750/850AX use Sanyo Denki fan (120mm) it's not make sense the top grade AX760/860i use YL fan
However the AX860i is excellent, great review!!
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Yup. Great review.

It's surprising that the fan is a D12BH-12D -- 120x38mm. I just came from Gabriel Torres' review of the AX760i, and it had a D12BH-12 -- 120x25mm. Interesting.

I once asked a vendor about those -D's. Were they made by the same people who made the Ultra Kaze fans? He said there was no comparison between them: UK's were better built. But in with the AXi's the fan is ball bearing. Since the PSU is warranted for seven years, they must be good enough, or Corsair will have a world of trouble in five or six years.
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Yup. Great review.

It's surprising that the fan is a D12BH-12D -- 120x38mm. I just came from Gabriel Torres' review of the AX760i, and it had a D12BH-12 -- 120x25mm. Interesting.
That's a screw-up on my part..... Fixing it now....

Correct fan is listed... My apologies to all...
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I think that Stefan Payne is somewhat right this time. I mean - an updated product should be on par or better in every aspect... choosing a cheaper fan for a top-range PSU just doesn't seem right, especially given the price.
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I'm not saying he's right or wrong. I just knew that post was coming ...

I judge the fan for how it performs for me. If it's loud enough I can hear it, I will comment on that as I did with the two recent Delta units. But that's about as far as I go right now.

We've talked about testing the fans a little bit. The problem is getting a noise free sound proof box/room to do it in. Then spending the big $ and buying decent measuring equipment. LOL, it will all add up when you try to do it 3X for everything.
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Yate Loon fan. Seven years warranty. Will it last? Stay tuned.
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Well it's ball bearing, so it should last.

I'm more concerned about noise it would make at ~40-60% load, particularily if bearing makes an audible component, which is impossible to tell over testers.
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