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PSU Swapping out corsair psus

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by panda_uk, 22 Apr 2015.

  1. panda_uk

    panda_uk New Member

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    Can I swap out a corsair RM1000 for a corsair AX1200i or HX1200 without having to change all the cabeling in my case.

    thanks
     
  2. ak_2020

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    as far as I can tell all the latest generation modular Corsair PSUs use the same cables, so you should be okay to just swap out the main unit...although why you would want to swap out a 1000w PSU for something bigger is beyond me!:jawdrop:
     
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    panda_uk New Member

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    Cheers for the reply. I'm currently runnnng dual xeons and three 780 ti's. So I thought it safer to go up to a 1200w psu. Though currently my 1000w is coping fine.
     
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    Plus I want to cool a couple of the 780's with kraken G10's .
     
  5. ak_2020

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    blimey! Have you considered buying your own power station to go with your new PSU? Might save you a few quid in the long run...:thumb:
     
  6. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Risky. Although the RM1000 and HX1200 are built by the same manufacturer the AX1200i is a different one. There's never any guarantee that the pin-outs are the same even from the same manufacturer so it's important to test either with a PSU Tester or with a multimeter. Get it wrong and you could say goodbye to a lot of expensive kit.
     
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    I think I'm going to ask corsair direct. I really don't want to get this wrong.
     
  8. JamesRC

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    If it were me, I'd still re-plug. You have a nice setup, I wouldn't risk it for 20 minutes work :).
     
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    They are different. You can check it on there website
     
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    panda_uk New Member

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    Spoke to a corsair rep on their forums and he says you can swap these models out without changing the cables.
    Also if you look at the braided cable upgrade kits the RMs and HXis use the same kit.
    So this will save me some time, thank god.
     

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