Corsair HX850 PSU Review

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derekullo

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Would it be possible to do a comparison between the Corsair HX850 and the AX860?

All digital sounds nice on paper, but how does it translate into power supply performance?

Does the extra $12 for the AX860 give you a quantifiable difference between them?

And if the AX860 does turn out to be superior in some way then why does the HX850 even exist in the first place?

Corsair AX860 $181.99
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139041

Corsair HX850 $169.99
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139083


I remember back in 2002 I blew my power supply while overclocking and playing Tron 2.0 .
(The power supply didn't take out anything, just had to buy a new one.)

Ever since then I've always used the highest priced AX line, with the rationale of never going cheap on my power supply again.
(And being more conservative with my overclocks)
 

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The AX860i has 1.42% higher overall performance score than the HX850 and the AX860 is very close to the AX860i. I would say that the performance of the AX860 and the HX850 is really close, however the second is much more silent.
 

ElectrO_90

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The first paragraph talks about the HX850i and the new cables in this HX850.
Where are the comparisons between the 2?
Why even mention it, if you aren't going to show how much better the HX850 cables are, if at all?
 
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