Excerpt: Corsair, founded in 1994, will probably be familiar to most PC enthusiasts. Corsair products are now sold in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers. High performance memory, solid state drives, PC enclosures, power supplies and processor cooling solutions are just some of the products now offered under the Corsair name.
Pros: Excellent DC voltage regulation, High efficiency, Plenty of connectors including six 6+2 pin PCI-E and two 4+4 pin ATX12V/EPS12V, 7 year warranty, Build quality
Excerpt: Professional Series power comes to us this time from Corsair in the form of its new HX1050. It is boasting over 1 kilowatt of solidly efficient power for the computer hardware enthusiast with a semi-modular cable system. We will see if this PSU is fit for enthusiasts and if it lives up to its efficiency statement.
Summary: Professional Series power comes to us this time from Corsair in the form of its new HX1050. It is boasting over 1 kilowatt of solidly efficient power for the computer hardware enthusiast with a semi-modular cable system. We will see if this PSU is fit for enthusiasts and if it lives up to its efficiency statement.
Corsair HX1050 Professional Series Power Supply Review
17 October 2011
Excerpt: It's always an exciting day when a new Corsair power supply shows up at the PCPerspective test lab and today we have a brand new HX1050 PSU to test out. Corsair continues to bring a full line of high quality power supplies, memory components, cases, cooling components, SSDs and accessories to market for the PC enthusiast and professional alike. Corsair's Professional Series power supplies now include four models; the HX650, HX750, HX850 and HX1050.
Excerpt: Corsair has been on a massive refresh of their various series of power supplies. We've covered just about everything they have to offer from the low output CX430V2 to the massive AX1200 and many in between. Today we are taking a look at another one of their higher end power supplies, the HX1050. As a part of Corsair's Professional series of power supplies, it is intended for those who demand high performance and high reliability.
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: Corsair's HX1050 addresses the users that can not afford the high price of the mighty AX1200 or simply don't need 1200W of power. The successor of the legendary HX1000W uses a completely different platform, which grants it almost Gold efficiency levels and ultra low ripple on all rails.
Pros: Handled full power at 50°C ambient, High efficiency, +12V rail remained within 3% regulation range, Excellent ripple/noise suppression, All measured rails registered low voltage drops during Advanced Transient Response Tests (however 3.3V almost failed in the 2nd one), Lots of connectors, including six PCIe and two EPS, Seven years warranty
Cons: High price, Worse than 3% voltage regulation (5V & 3.3V), Not all PCIe & EPS connectors can be used at the same time
Excerpt: Corsair have built up a great reputation over the years, and their power supplies have always scored very highly on KitGuru, with the AX range setting a new benchmark standard. Today we are looking at the new HX1050, the replacement for the successful HX1000 unit. Should this be on your shortlist for a new system upgrade?