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martin286 October 1, 2012 12:56 PM

New HX850 VS AX850
 
Hi, I know that the main difference is that the ax is fully modular and with a more silent fan. Despite that apparently the new HX850 is 80 Plus Gold not silver and the price difference is ridiculous (at least in Amazon).

HX850: Amazon.com: Corsair 850 Watts 80PLUS Gold Certified Modular ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply HX850: Computers & Accessories

AX850: Amazon.com: Corsair Professional Series Gold 850-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-850AX: Computers & Accessories

Opinions? I couldn't find andy posts since the new HX850 revision

SugarJ October 1, 2012 01:01 PM

Ridiculous? How is only 6 bucks ridiculous? The HX is 182, the AX is 188 on your links .....

martin286 October 1, 2012 01:06 PM

I meant ridiculous low? It's only 6 bucks of difference not ~$25 like it used to be. What I tried to say is that there is almost no difference in price

Soultribunal October 1, 2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martin286 (Post 659002)
I meant ridiculous low? It's only 6 bucks of difference not ~$25 like it used to be. What I tried to say is that there is almost no difference in price

Probably because the AX will eventually be phased out to a new design or suddenly become a Platinum platform (Flextronics, SF, not sure if CWT has a platinum platform).

Corsair has been refreshing all of there designs (the GS is now a CWT PUQ platform too), so the price differential while confusing for only having fully modular will change over time.

-ST

martin286 October 1, 2012 01:30 PM

So the current price for the HX is due to a soon to be outdated model right?
Thanks !
Any recomendation over theese two models ?

PS: I edited my first post to receive notifications via email and once I saved it it dissapeared :(

Soultribunal October 1, 2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by martin286 (Post 659008)
So the current price for the HX is due to a soon to be outdated model right?
Thanks !
Any recomendation over theese two models ?

PS: I edited my first post to receive notifications via email and once I saved it it dissapeared :(

Yes, that is probably what will end up happening since they are otherwise shooting themselves in the foot by having such a good model so close to their top tier AX Series.

Go with the newest one , the new HX is a brand new CWT platform that so far is proven to be solid.

-ST


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