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Corsair AX860i Digital Power Supply Review

Corsair AX860i Digital Power Supply Review

Corsair AX860i Power Supply Review

Corsair Link Software and Conclusion

Corsair Link Software Corsair Link Software

Corsair Link Software Corsair Link Software

Corsair Link Software Corsair Link Software

When installed the Link software offers us plenty of information on our system and as well as covering the PSU and key system components it also Links with other Corsair products including their recent coolers. For the PSU we can monitor temperature and fan speed as well as efficiency. Readings from the rails are also visible and we can tweak OCP too before moving on to the final main screen which allows us to update firmware should it be required.

All of this makes for a very useful tool, though it does still feel a little clunky in use and could do with an updated skin. Minor issues however as the functionality being available is the important aspect. Looking back at the hardware there are no such issues there. The build quality of the AX860i is excellent from the layout and component choice through to the assembly. It is even clear that great care has been taken with minor details such as the length of wire to use in each area, minimising clutter and how best to secure each component.

The external styling isn’t particularly great, the ribbed design looking a little dated however the quality of the finish cannot be faulted. For the cabling as always it is good to see decent braiding with quality ends and flat cables where appropriate. That said we would like to see Corsair adopt a mixed SATA/Molex wire as it can be annoying to add a whole Molex cable to our system when all we need is one connector.

As far as performance is concerned the AX860i is a very impressive unit in its wattage class. The rails showed only minor fluctuation during testing with temperatures well within acceptable levels. AC Ripple results were class leading and as expected for a new Corsair unit it was great to see the PSU operate fanless during normal system use, only requiring active cooling during more demanding tasks.

As far as value goes, there is little to fault Corsair on. We get a unit which arrives with a good selection of cables/connectors, ties, badge and two pouches. The 7-year warranty adds value also and the price point is appropriate to the quality and performance of the unit.

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Stuart Davidson

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