Summary: This review is for the HX1050. I normally love Corsair PSUs, but unfortunately, the first one I purchased for a client's custom PC died after about a month. He came home and it was no longer running or responsive. I did a replacement through Amazon, switched them out, and the PC ran fine for quite literally one day before the new one completely burned out as well, to the smell of melting plastic. Luckily, it doesn't appear to have harmed any of the other components.
Summary: After only one hour of run time, this unit was dead. Brand spanking new. Corsair is supposed to be king of mem cards & power supplies. BEWARE! Corsair is falling behind. I should have bought an OCZ power supply. Not only has this divided my feelings about corsair, but it cost me a lot of work to un-wire everything to ship it back. Not to mention the long hours it took to route & tie strap all my cables. Rotten egg? maybe so, but I won't buy corsair in the future.
Summary: I purchase ONLY Corsair or Antec power supplies. I've been lucky, I have had zero PSU DOA failures, except for today. Purchased Wed, Mar 27/13. Installed the very same day. Installed Win 7 Pro x64, downloaded and installed all required updates and rebooted. Attempted to run the Windows Experience Index - started testing the video card when all of a sudden I heard a very audible "POP!". The computer would not power on.
Summary: I'm very disappointed with this purchase. I figured since it came from such a respected company, that it would have no problems at all. This will be the last time I purchase any Corsair product.
Cons: The power supply failed to even start the machine. I originally bought it so I could run two 7970's. I plugged everything in and when I tried to start it, it would not boot. I checked countless times that I had everything plugged correctly, but still, nothing! I had to put in my old seasonic power supply and i can only use one of the cards now.