The Corsair AX760i proved to be the best power supply we’ve ever reviewed. And it is hard to say that only 24 hours after saying that the Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520 W was the best – and it still is, if you can’t afford the AX760i.
The reviewed unit is clearly targeted to the über enthusiast who understands the importance of having a good power supply. The AX760i has 1.5% voltage regulation (which is unheard of), ultra-low noise and ripple levels, and efficiency that surpasses the requirements of the 80 Plus Plat
inum by a good margin.
Cable configuration couldn’t be better. The power supply comes with six video card power connectors, allowing you to install three high-end video cards at the same time, and 12 SATA power connectors.
The fan of this unit remains off until you start pulling more than 30% of its labeled wattage, guaranteeing a quiet computer when you are not playing games. And it has a unique “self-test” button.
The most impressive feature of this power supply is the Corsair Link, which allows you to not only monitor the power supply parameters such as fan speed, voltages, currents, wattages, temperatures, and efficiency, but to configure over current protection (OCP) for each video card cable individually. Furthermore, this configuration is not a simple on/off feature; it allows you to set the amount of current that will make the over current protection kick in. Each video card cable can be configured with its own individual trigger point.
Of course, all of these high-end features make the Corsair AX760i an expensive power supply at a suggested price of USD 230. While we usually don’t recommend power supplies that expensive, the Corsair AX760i is an exception due to its phenomenal set of innovations. The savvy user with a packed wallet who only demands the best won’t regret buying this product.