One of the most famous manufacturers of hardware components and accessories for PC enthusiasts, Corsair announced the worldwide availability of its AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply. Like any good hardware component for PC enthusiasts, this PSU is packed with different features, but the most prominent among them is the use of a Digital Signal Processor in its control system. The use of a Digital Signal Processor allows this PSU to easily combine extreme efficiency (80 PLUS Platinum) with remarkably stable voltages, and especially low ripple and noise.
Like some other Hi-End power supplies, the new Corsair AX1200i PSU features an advanced control and monitoring system. This system can be controlled via Corsair’s proprietary Corsair Link software, when connected via a USB port, giving the user access to such data as: system’s overall power consumption, voltage and amperage of each line, temperature, fan’s RPM, etc.
All of the said data can be presented to the user both as real-time instantaneous values and as timeline charts. The software included with Corsair’s AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply also gives the user an ability to control various options of this PSU, like: adjusting fan speed, merging and disconnecting virtual +12V lines, activating overcurrent protection on any of those modular connectors, and so on.
Furthermore, if your system has any other components that support the Corsair Link technology, you will have the ability to also control them from the same application, as this PSU. Another interesting feature of this power supply unit is its ability to operate in silence, with its fan turned off, if operating below 30-40% load (the threshold depends on air temperature) — good news for enthusiasts, who like their systems quiet.
Corsair also notes that the advertised power value in their new PSU indicates continuous load and not brief load, while noting at the same time that all of those 1200 W are available even when the air temperature measures up to 50 °C (122 °F). The use of high-quality capacitors, an ultra-quiet 140mm fan with double ball-bearing and a warranty of 7 years probably won’t surprise anyone in such a High-End power supply.
While a completely modular design is a given in such a High-End PSU, preinstalled sleeving on a set of completely black cables is a nice addition. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of Corsair’s AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply is set at $349.99 and doesn’t seem in any way unreasonable.
If you are shopping for a new PSU of simply interested in Corsair’s AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply, than you can get all of the details either on the manufacturers website, or in a detailed review of this PSU from the guys at techPowerUp.