Summary: I bought it because it is exactly the same as the (Seasonic Platinum 760W) but it was 10$ less and had a 15$ mail rebate so why pay more for the same thing? It's even built by Seasonic anyway so the choice was easy enough. When I said 760W is plenty enough it's because I still have quite a good amount of room with the setup below so why pay a lot more for only 100W extra with the 860w model?
Pros: - Not cheap but decent price at 160$ - 15$ MiR. Way too expensive at regular imo., - Platinum rating which is the best currently. Even if the "Titanium" rating exist, there is still no PSU with it yet and they will be way over-priced anyway for only +2% efficiency. It already took very long before Platinum get affordable which is why I had a (Seasonic X-760 Gold)., - Enough wires, flat sata/molex cables, long enough too., - Very silent even when the fan spins. You can...
Cons: - Umm, is there really any cons to such a good power supply? It is the absolute BEST power supply right now. There's nothing better right now and there's no need at all for anything more than 760 Watts as I'll explain below., - Edit: Actualy one small thing. It looks like they printed the labels around the cable slot on the PSU so it looks weird if I don't set the fan facing the top of my case even though it should actualy be facing the floor. Not a big deal though fo...
Summary: I replaced my dying OCZ StreamXGame after about five years and it works perfectly. I got it when it was on sale for $160 and it was worth every penny. It does concern me when the fan doesn't spin, but it has a hybrid mode that will kick in when things are getting too hot. The modular design is perfect and it comes with a spiffy case for everything to fit in. Corsair has outdone themselves.
Pros: Nice modular design, small bag for everything to fit in is a nice touch.
Summary: This thing is quiet, no noise at all. In my computer, it does not reach the load required for the fan to start up so I hear absolutely nothing from it. I was initially a bit concerned after reading all the reviews about coil whine but I have had no issues. Fan grill may make mounting the PSU downwards a bit difficult depending on your case.
Pros: Quiet, 80 Plus Platinum Efficiency, Modular Cables
Cons: CPU power cable could be longer, SATA cables not sleeved, fan grill makes it difficult to mount facing downwards in case.
Summary: I bought it because I need it for the new graphic card. I choose it because of its features. When I received it, I gutted my desktop and replaced the old PSU. After, installing it correctly, it did not power up. I was disappointed and RMA it back. It is disappointing because time and money (shipping cost) was wasted. I was happy because there was no issue in returning it.
Summary: I picked this up to clean up my case and help with air flow due to modular design. Great looking unit, can run Crossfire/SLI no problem. Cables are all black so no unsightly wacky colors to clash with your build. It's pretty much everything you could want in a power supply.
Pros: Fully Modular, Smart Fan Mode, 80 Plus Platinum, 7 Year Warranty
Summary: Top rated Seasonic-built PSU with Platinum efficiency. Runs extremely quiet and is fully modular--no hardwired 24 pin or anything. A lot of fuss across various sites about coil whine, but my unit is virtually free of it. My ears always pick up coil whine, and aside from a very quiet buzz audible, at most, 1-2 feet from the unit OUTSIDE of a case, there is no perceptible coil whine from my AX760.
Cons: would be nice if the hybrid fan switch was on the back of the PSU, so that it could be toggled without opening your case. better yet, corsair, put a USB header connector and fan controller in the unit, along with a strand of fan leads and control software. do something unique!, neither of the 4+4 connectors will work with my motherboard's 8 pin slot. they do connect to my 8 pin extension cable that I had to use with my old PSU and case, however. I'm not sure if this i...
Summary: Picked this up to replace my old tx750 and tidy up my case. This is the first modular power supply I've used and I'm really impressed at how much easier it is to do cable routing. The fan is very quiet and when switched to hybrid mode it almost never runs. Only downside is I have slight coil whine coming from the psu. It happens at idle, load, even with the computer turned off.
Pros: -quiet fan, -fully modular, -seven year warranty
Summary: I purchased this product because of its design and the Corsair reputation. The modular design with cables and sockets for each power cable is nice, because it reduces clutter in the computer case often present when there are a lot of unused power cables. I also found this power supply worked well with the CoolerMaster RC-942-KKN1 HAF X ATX Full Tower Computer Case. Not the cheapest (I paid $194.99), but your system's power supply isn't the place to skimp.