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Good if it works,
This review is from: Corsair Professional Series AX860i 860W ATX/EPS Fully Modular 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Unit (Accessory)
i think i may have a dud psu here, but read on if you may have the same problems as me.
its not great when you build a pc and go to turn it on and you get nothing, just a click and straight back off, i'm quite an experienced builder and immediately tried an old spare psu, to ensure it wasn't the other components and they're all fine, and the pc was on like a charm, the self test button is a little pointless as it doesn't tell me anything i don't already know,(in that it doesn't really work either) the psu will click and the component fans and motherboard light up (very briefly) as if its connected but something is not quite right inside. the packaging was amazing so it can't be from the courier, and although the cables state 1200i only! corsair inform me they are universal, let me know if thats not right!? corsair tech support and rma are usually top notch and this has a 7 year guarantee so i'm expecting it to get fixed or swapped pretty soon as its driving me up the wall, will check my review and revise if indeed my opinion changes.
I was expecting so much quality, as with all my other corsair components, vengeance ram, h100, force3 120gb ssd, air force fans.
after a couple of weeks and sending the unit back to the netherlands! (at my expense) ~£30 which i did manage to wrangle out of the seller who sold me the item in the first place, to which i commend them! as if i would have returned it to them they would have only been in the same situation, it was replaced by corsair and the new unit works as promised, however i should have got the 760i as the 860i is a bit overpowered! i thought my system would use much more power but its around 300w! these intel processors don't use as much watts as they used to max 95w on my processor but they actively switch most of the time, but nevermind thats another story ...
the built in usb dongle corsair link causes my system to freeze once attached so i'm not using that and other than the system lag on switch on ~5 seconds - which i can live with ... its barely noticeable or audible and the only good thing is that i know it will be a steady part for me to build around on and it won't need upgrading for a long while.
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Initial post: 15 Jun 2013 05:02:09 BDT
Jack Young says:
Hi, have you got any updates on the situation? I'm hesitant about buying this.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jun 2013 13:21:44 BDT
i've updated it mate ... don't be off put i was probably just quite depressed at the point where i wrote that, you know the saying if people have good things to say they're generally not posting on the internet about it, its usually people who are annoyed who go on the internet to rage ... but it was quite the inconvenience at the time... i didnt buy it via amazon though! that might have been my downfall i bought it through another seller on here... good luck!
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jun 2013 09:02:39 BDT
Jack Young says:
Thanks for your reply! That's a very good point; I've gone ahead and bought it now. Let's hope it works first time!
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