Legit Power Supply Reviews
Corsair AX1200i 1200W Power Supply Review
|Date:||Mon, Aug 06, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Emmanouil Filladitakis -|
Appearance wise, the AX1200i is based on the same theme Corsair has us used to during the past few years. The chassis is notably longer than a common ATX unit though, measuring a full 20cm (7.9") deep without cables attached to the unit. The entire chassis is black, with the bottom part forming a ribbed design aligned with the fan's grill.
Corsair placed stickers with the company logo and the series model on both sides of the AX1200i, which are placed in an embossed area between two sets of twin raised stripes.
The sticker with the detailed electrical specifications of the AX1200i unit is situated on the top side of the chassis, where it will only be visible if the case has the PSU area near its bottom.
As this is a fully modular unit and with a very high power output as well, it is only natural for the rear side of the unit to be littered with the cable connectors. One can count a set of eight connectors for the PCIe devices and CPUs, a set of two paired connectors for the 24-pin ATX cable, a set of six connectors for SATA/Molex devices and one small connector for the Corsair Link. There is also a small self-test button with a LED next to it, for basic diagnosing purposes. If all cables are installed in the aforementioned connectors, the AX1200i provides a whooping total of two EPS 12V connectors, six 8 pin PCIe connectors, twelve Molex connectors and sixteen SATA connectors. There are also two floppy disk adapters but which negate one Molex connector each if used.
Unlike the rear side, the front side of the AX1200i is pretty standard and uninteresting. There is only an oversized on/off switch next to the standard A/C power plug.
Next Page - A look inside the AX1200i
Page 1 - Corsair AX1200i Gets Reviewed
Page 2 - Unboxing the power supply
Page 3 - External Design
Page 4 - A look inside the AX1200i
Page 5 - Test Setup
Page 6 - Testing results (Regulation & Ripple)
Page 7 - Testing results (Efficiency, Noise & Thermal)
Page 8 - Corsair AX1200i Power Supply Conclusion