Many PC users take their power supply for granted. As long as the system turns on and stays on, then what's the difference, right? Wrong. Lower quality PSUs can lead to stability issues, put a damper on your overclocking efforts, and in a worst case scenario, go up in smoke (literally -- we've seen it happen). Corsair is generally considered one of the 'good guys' in the PSU market, and the company's new AX1200i DSP-based unit is the world's most advanced modular power supply -- just ask them.
"Corsair has earned a reputation as one of world's best providers of enthusiast PSUs, and with the AX1200i, we have raised the technology and performance bar far above anything the market has seen," said Ruben Mookerjee , VP and General Manager of the Components Business Unit at Corsair. "By designing the first DSP-based enthusiast PSU and integrating our unique Corsair Link technology, we can offer enthusiasts a PSU with a matchless combination of performance and customizable features."
By using digitally controlled power circuitry, Corsair claims its AX1200i delivers "incredibly stable voltages, and exceptionally low ripple and noise." The AX1200i is 80 Plus Platinum certified, meaning it delivers up to 92 percent energy efficiency under real-world loads, and features a single, beefy +12V rail design.
The downside? Price, as you might have guessed. Corsair's asking $350 MSRP for this unit.
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