Reviews and Problems with Corsair AX850 (CMPSU-850AX)
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Paper thin cables, Useless Generic Manual
C. Thompson "IT Director of DOOM", Amazon
21 December 2011
Summary: Right off the bat: THERE ARE TWO EPS CABLES! YOU PROBABLY CONNECTED THE WRONG ONE! I'm going to start off by saying I have been building PCs for 15 years. I was a senior engineer at Dell, as well as having administrative positions in the IT dept of several multinational corporations. I am the IT director of a multi-million dollar finance company, and am also the acting IT Director of a small consumer technology start-up. This isn't my first rodeo.
Summary: It works and looks great. However, I noticed when my processor clocks up, the psu has a high pitch hum or wine. I drives me nuts if the room is silent and all I can her is that wine...maybe its just this particular unit.
Summary: I bought this PSU because I needed a little more wattage than my previous PSU could give. All is well so far. The install required me to remove a bracket in my case. My system is much more stable now. I have two HD5770 GPUs running in crossfire mode and a ZALMAN CPU cooler. The ANTEC 650 watt couldn't keep up. I've gone from 80plus to GOLD certified. More power with less energy consumption. A win win situation.