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Corsair Professional Series AX760i and AX860i Review

The box is identical to the AX760i design. It is an artistic design with a moody lit, angled shot of the power supply muted underneath the name.

Inside the box is a user manual, cable tidies, large felt bag of modular cables and mounting screws.

Corsair also include a Corsair LINK interface module, which is connected to the power supply for direct access. This is a ‘server-inspired’ diagnostic tool which can record and monitor real time efficiency, power usage and adjustment of the fan profiles. The power supply can also be configured as a multi rail device with individual PCI-E over current protection trip points.

Due to time constraints before this review was published we were unable to look again at the latest software. The image above is supplied by Corsair with details below:

‘The hybrid digital design of the AX860i allows for a full suite of telemetry to be communicated from the AX860i to the PC over a Corsair Link interface to the included USB dongle, or Corsair Link Commander Unit (sold separately). Using the free Corsair Link Dashboard software, you can then monitor a huge range of performance variables, including power input and output, efficiency, fan speed, and internal temperature. You can also configure and customize some features, including selecting fan speed modes, and even select between single rail or multi-rail modes, with selectable OCP trip points. This allows you to, for example, configure each PCI-E graphics connector separately, providing a higher maximum amount of current to a high-end GPU in a multi-GPU setup.’

Corsair bundle a series of high grade 18AWG cables with this unit, some of which are sleeved. The peripheral cabling are all flat ribbon style which will help maximise air flow throughout the chassis.

Above is a complete list of the modular cables included with the AX860i power supply. The main chassis is a pure modular design so none of these are hardwired. Corsair have included six 6+2 pin PCI-E cables. Corsair haven’t skimped on the cable length either, the ATX12V 8-4 Pin connectors for instance are 650mm long. This cable configuration is identical to the AX760i which we looked at earlier in this review.

The AX1200i had 16 SATA connectors and 12 Molex connectors, but aside from that, the rest of the cable configuration and length is the same.

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