We talk a lot about product lineups and series. Computer component companies do not create one version of any product because it is not a “one size fits all” market. The award-winning AX 1200i digital ATX PSU will now have some company with the new digital Corsair AX 860i, AX 760i, analog AX 860 and AX 760 models.

First we have the derivatives of the AX 1200i with the AX 860i and AX760i. Both units have all the features from the flagship PSU like the all digital design, zero RPM fan up until 30% load, 80 PLUS Platinum rating with up to 92% efficiency, and support for Corsair Link technology. These are the units for those who want the absolute best, but do not need 1200 watts of power.

The analog versions are not as great, but by no means average.

Both the AX 860 and AX 760 share a lot of features such as zero RPM fan (up until 60% load), 80 PLUS Platinum rating up to 90% efficiency, and the great 7 year warranty. The only feature you lose here is the Corsair Links support. Both are also competitively priced $30 USD less than their digital counterparts.

You just can’t go wrong with a Corsair AX Series PSU. While they are a bit pricey at $199.99 to $249.99 USB MSRP, but cutting edge technology is worth it.

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Corsair Expands Digital PSU Product Line with Lower-Wattage AX860i and AX760i Watt Models

– Corsair Expands Industry-Leading AX Power Supply Products Line with New AX860i, AX760, AX860, and AX760 Models –

November 6, 2012 — Corsair®, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the addition of four new AX series 80 PLUS Platinum rated modular power supply units (PSUs)—the AX860i and AX760i digital PSUs, and the AX860 and AX760 analog PSUs.

The new AX860i and AX760i models bring the DSP-based innovations of the award-winning AX1200i digital ATX PSU to PC gamers and enthusiasts that require a PSU in the range of 760 and 860 watts. The digitally-controlled power circuitry of the PSUs provide incredibly stable voltages, and exceptionally low ripple and noise. The digital design also contributes to the 80 PLUS® Platinum certification and incredibly high energy-efficiency of up to 92%. The high efficiency also results in reduced heat, allowing the AX860i and AX760i to operate in a silent zero-RPM mode until the PSU load reaches 30% of the maximum power rating.

The DSP-based design, combined with Corsair Link™ technology, provides enthusiasts with real-time control over the features and performance characteristics of their PSU all via software. This includes real-time monitoring of temperature, current draw, and power efficiency, as well as the ability to adjust the speed of the internal 140 mm fan. These features also allow for a unique level of configurability, such as the ability to switch from the default single +12V rail configuration to a tailored “multi-rail” mode, with the ability to set over current protection set-points on a per-rail basis.

“For enthusiasts who don’t need 1200 Watts of power, but still demand the very highest quality and performance from their PSUs, the AX760i and AX860i are ideal,” said Thi La, Senior VP & GM of Memory and Enthusiast Component Products at Corsair. “With the same unparalleled combination of performance, super-high efficiency, and end-user configurability as the AX1200i, the AX760i and AX860i have no equals at their wattage ratings.”

Corsair AX860 and AX760 PSUs – 80 PLUS Platinum Efficiency and Ultra Low-noise

In addition to the new digital power supplies, Corsair is also revamping the traditional analog AX Series line with new AX860 and AX760 models. The new models include 80 PLUS Platinum certification, providing up to 90% energy-efficiency, and significantly lower noise levels. The new AX PSUs do not spin their fans until operating at over 60% (AX860) and 70% (AX760) of their maximum power ratings, eliminating fan noise for most common computing tasks.

Pricing and Availability

The new PSUs will be available beginning in November from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers. They are supplied with a limited 7-year warranty and are backed up by Corsair’s highly regarded customer service and technical support.

Prices in the United States are listed below:

  • AX860i $249.99 USD
  • AX760i $229.99 USD
  • AX860 $219.99 USD
  • AX760 $199.99 USD

Individually sleeved cable kits, in red, white, blue and black, are available for the new PSUs on www.corsair.com.

To learn more about Corsair power supplies, please visit: http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units.html




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