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    Arrow Corsair HX1050 Review

    Back when Corsair's HX1000 power supply came out, it was the highest powered unit they had. Indeed, it was one of the most powerful and impressive units in its day. Even now, it remains a popular unit for those needing gobs of power at a good price. But time hasn't stopped for anyone, and the market has changed. Not about to be left behind, Corsair is now looking to replace that aging unit with something new - the HX1050. It's time to find out what's changed. I have one, and I intend to torture it.
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    Now that's an odd wave form. I don't think any other reviews of the DSG platform have picked that up.

    Vreg is definitely better than what Cmaris got but not quite and good as Kitguru

    Awesome job wolf

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    Now, does anyone want to buy the review sample? Floods in the lab suck, and that would make it suck less. The outer box took some water damage, but it's all superficial.

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    I wonder if those cables mean we'll be seeing a modular TX unit.
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    By now i really should know better than to read one of your reviews before lunch...

    Think Corsair will ever remember to crack open their CWT review samples and thread lock them before they ship them off to you? Or maybe they should just solder all their heatsinks in and not have to deal with it.


    Any idea why the modular cables say HX/TX only? Last time i checked TX units werent modular, and i think the AX cables were marked for AX units only so is the pinout different between the HX and the AX?

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    In all fairness, this unit has some 12 fewer loose non threadlocked screws than the HX1000 did. Most of the other heatsinks are soldered.

    Those PUC units really ran through my threadlocker supply.

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    Aw. Wasn't expecting that level of ripple. :/ Sad it couldn't earn a JG recommended label.

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    Honestly, it's a no go either way, if you can get OCZ ZX 1250W for just slightly more or A-Data HM1200 for about the same price. Seems like market for 1 kW units is shrinking.

    But yes, those ripple results are fuuuunky (not like it never happened though - see XFX Core 850W@[H]).

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    GJ. But I'd take that line out of the context, it's misleading. The HX1000 is a not so capable kW unit costing $250. It either trips the OCP or increases resistance when used to OC a pair of 470/480's etc. depending on which unit the cards are plugged into. It's a PSU to be avoided if уou need that much power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Doe View Post
    GJ. But I'd take that line out of the context, it's misleading. The HX1000 is a not so capable kW unit costing $250. It either trips the OCP or increases resistance when used to OC a pair of 470/480's etc. depending on which unit the cards are plugged into. It's a PSU to be avoided if уou need that much power.

    Friend's runnign a pair of oc'd 590s on the same platform as the hx1000 without tripping ocp.

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