Now known as HXi and hitting all the right notes for a top-end supply for the true enthusiast, the reviewed 1,200W model is a good fit for those who like to dial their PC build up to 11.
The drive to PC energy efficiency has dampened the appeal of huge-capacity PSUs. A decent mid-range build can make do with a quality 750W supply, capable of powering two decent graphics cards... but there are still good reasons to consider 1,000W-plus models.
High platform efficiency paves the way for these larger PSUs to remain silent at decent wattages, while a surfeit of connectors enables ridiculous storage and up to four GPUs to be installed without issue.
Corsair improves the long-standing HX line with the 80 PLUS Platinum range. Now known as HXi and hitting all the right notes for a top-end supply for the true enthusiast, the reviewed 1,200W model is a good fit for those who like to dial their PC build up to 11.
About £50 cheaper than the slightly more impressive AXi of the same capacity, we like the fact that the fan remains switched off even with gaming on an overclocked Core i7 chip and Titan X GPU. Most readers would be best advised to look at a smaller-capacity model from the same range - ideally 750W - but if you never want to worry about the quality of the PSU when adding in components aplenty, the HX1200i is a safe bet.
Very consistent performance
Fan remains off up to 480W
The Corsair HX1200i power supply is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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