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    Well, the TX950 is equal to or better than the HX1000 in just about every aspect, so it's just as "special" as the current HX1000 is. And you could always go with another HX7/850-esque tweaked DSG instead if you want something with more performance (if the stock DSG platform can do 950W, that one can probably do it as well).

    It just seems to me that it would make sense to replace the HX1000 with something that performs better and costs less to produce, since you're already using platforms in other units that would make for a good replacement.
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    I think he is saying that they don't want to just replace it with something a little better or equal, they want to go all out and make it much better. Perhaps since the HX1000 design is already nailed down, it is cheaper to stay with it than try to redesign the DSG to their standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
    Well, the TX950 is equal to or better than the HX1000 in just about every aspect, so it's just as "special" as the current HX1000 is. And you could always go with another HX7/850-esque tweaked DSG instead if you want something with more performance (if the stock DSG platform can do 950W, that one can probably do it as well).

    It just seems to me that it would make sense to replace the HX1000 with something that performs better and costs less to produce, since you're already using platforms in other units that would make for a good replacement.
    It might be based on the HX 750/850 platform, but don't CWT have a newer and better than PUC 1KW+ platform (DSR?) used by Ikonic and perhaps others? Perhaps Corsair will devise an improved version of that platform?

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    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=125

    Based on OW's review the DSR based Ikonic has few flaws but is pretty good overall. Looks like the platform has potential - and Corsair have a history of extracting the best from CWT platforms.
    Last edited by RagingDragon; 10-25-2009 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Added link to Ikonic review

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    Travis, how dramatic are the changes in ripple readings when the decoupling caps are changed? Can you give us a few examples?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingDragon View Post
    It might be based on the HX 750/850 platform, but don't CWT have a newer and better than PUC 1KW+ platform (DSR?) used by Ikonic and perhaps others? Perhaps Corsair will devise an improved version of that platform?

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    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=125

    Based on OW's review the DSR based Ikonic has few flaws but is pretty good overall. Looks like the platform has potential - and Corsair have a history of extracting the best from CWT platforms.
    The DSG variant used in the HX750 and HX850 does perform considerably better than the DSR though. And I figure if a regular DSG can be brought up to 950W while still maintaining such good performance, the modified one could probably do 1kW without too much trouble. But I suppose we won't know anything definite until Corsair actually brings out a new unit.
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    My two cents ...

    One of the main reasons why PUC is still on the throne is probably his remarkable ability to serve huge amounts of power ...

    There was a review somewhere that squeezed a lot more than it's declared power (more than 1200W w/o a single glitch), which isn't a big surprise ... after all top PUC model is 1,5kW unit

    On the other side DSG - HX models were topped out at a mere 1kW, which is consistent with a HS review of the TX950 and which btw was tested by my colleague on the HX 850, OC i7 @4GHz and 2x OC GTX295 (extreme load).

    The system just froze with HX 850 at ~1085W (AC) and on the other more powerfull supply (CM RP Pro 1250W) this didn't happen.

    IOW the DSG platform momentarily hasn't got enough power for the extreme high end platforms.

    In conclusion, the only real & possible step forward would be to enhance the existing PUC platform because of it's extreme power capabilities.

    All other platforms are just not enough IMHO (excluding the new unrevealed CWT platforms).
    Last edited by ferky; 10-28-2009 at 08:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferky View Post
    In conclusion, the only real & possible step forward would be to enhance the existing PUC platform because of it's extreme power capabilities.
    DSR....
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    I've heard of that phantom platform ... but besides the Ikonik there is really no info on it, even on the Chinese sites.

    The results of the Ikonik are not that much better in comparaison with HX 1000 ... maybe some further improvement is possible ... but no one talks about it, not one word or picture :S

    I hope that it's in a phase of development, but that's just guessing.
    Just google'in

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    http://we.pcinlife.com/thread-1282620-1-1.html

    with most of CWT platform (TT new Gold design and Corsiar.....)
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    good stuff ferky...

    i guess ikonik cheaped out on the dsr...

    i just checked 80plus.org

    i don't see dsr models in the higher end...only the puc's

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