Corsair power supplies are a lesson to many other manufacturers on how it should be done. The paint work is deep and the two tone labels on either side of the chassis look elegant. The paintwork is resistant to fingerprints and is very difficult to mark. As with the AX1200i, we ran a screwdriver down one side of the chassis with a little force and it didn’t mark at all.
The 120mm fan is hidden behind a black grill, with the Corsair logo positioned in the center.
One side of the power supply is honeycomb vented to improve air flow around the components. At one side there is a power slot and switch.
The modular panel is built to high standards, with all the ports labeled for ease of installation. There is also a self test button and a ‘comm port’ which is used for Corsair Link connection.
The Corsair AX860i can deliver 71.6A via the +12V rail which will cover a wide range of two and three way SLI and Crossfire configurations. The total power output is rated at 860W @ 50c ambient temperature.