I recently purchased this PSU from New Egg. I was very excited to obtain it
as there have been so many excellent reviews and I have always known of your
legendary quality and reputation.
I was replacing a Corsair AX 760 - I am giving that PSU to my son for a
computer I built him. I wanted the new Platinum 1200 as a gift to myself
and so that I'll have plenty of power going forward for upgrades.
However there is a problem with the fan. The packaging claims that the fan
can be in "hybrid" mode and be semi-silent. However, regardless of what
position the switch is in the fan is constantly on. Also, it doesn't matter
what I am doing on the computer, the fan is constantly on.
Is this how the product should perform? I don't expect a totally silent
product, but I do expect that it will be silent when only basic tasks such
as web surfing and checking email.
The fan is much louder that the AX 760, in fact I never hear the fan on that
PSU. I believe this is because my system currently doesn't require a lot of
Here's what I currently have:
ASUS Z97 PRO
4 modules 4 GB Crucial Ballistix sport 1600 RAM
Intel 4790K with Stock Fan
MSI R9 270x Gaming 2 GB
3 Case Fans that are non LED
1 Samsung 850 PRO 256 GB Solid State Drive
1 Toshiba HDD 1 TB
1 ASUS Blue Ray DVD Burner
I ran the Pro calculator at Extreme Outervision.comhttp://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
and gave all my specs.
My system under full load requires less than 600w and well below the Amps /
Wattage provided by this PSU.
I even took out one case fan and the graphics card and booted it back up.
Fan stays on, same speed either way I flip the switch.