Seasonic X-Series 1050W Power Supply

A little while back, we took a look at the biggest unit in Seasonic’s new XM2 series of units, intended to update and freshen up the X series of units. Today, we’re looking at the smaller model in the line, the SS-1050XM2. Will it be every bit as awesome as big brother was?

PRODUCT: X-Series 1050W (XM2)
PROD LINK: X-Series Product Page
PRICE: $169.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!

Hello, folks, and welcome to my review of the brand new Seasonic X-1050, XM2 version. It’s taken me a while to get this one done, but at last, I am ready to go and full of caffeine.

Why has it taken a while? I’ll get to that. Meantime, let’s waste no time and get right into some box shots.

As is usually the case for Seasonic, there is a ton of marketing talk on the box. And it’s all stuff we’ve seen before. Sanyo Denki fan. Seven-year warranty. Tight voltage regulation.

It’s a pretty safe bet by now that everything on this box that Seasonic brags about is something we’re going to find out firsthand later in this review. They’ve become that awesomely predictable. We’ll see.

As we’ve now seen on the box three times, this unit is an 80 Plus Gold certified power supply. For some odd reason, there’s a sticker on the box telling you where to get the Polish version of the user guide, but no others. This sticker was present on both units I was sent. What, did mine all come from Poland or something?

And yes, you may infer from that “both units” comment that this review did get a little interesting. Yes, I will tell you more about that in the fullness of time.

Want some marketing speak in languages other than English? This box has you covered.

This box also has you covered if you want some basic specifications on the unit inside it.

It’s time to pull back the doors, bust open the books, and… oh, sorry. Left the TV on so I could watch Jon Taffer yell at people for an hour. I’ll just unpack this box, now.

Looks like we have a bag of goodies, user guide, warranty info sheet, a bag of modular cables, a power supply, and a power cord.

The user guide is excellent. Could be a little better still, but good enough that I don’t see me pulling points later.

Within the goody bag, we have some zip ties, some velcro cable ties, some screws, and a case sticker. It’s always nice to see companies being generous with the extras like this.