Excerpt: Corsair has been taunting and teasing us for months now with the prospect of their very first foray into the 1kW jungle. And now, our waiting is over. Join me as I pit the HX1000 in a battle to the death against my hot box of doom and a SunMoon ATE.
Conclusion: The Corsair HX1000W power supply surely is a very capable PSU for any system that you could think up. It was easily able to handle a 4870X2 and Q6600 with ease. That surely is one of the most demanding system builds that you can do at this point in time. The PSU is one of the most important and often overlooked parts of a build. If you cheap out you may be paying for a whole new system after your old cheap PSU decides to go poof and takes all of your hardware with it.
Summary: We were impressed to see that Corsair HX1000W is internally practically identical to
, a unit labeled with a maximum power capacity 50% above Corsair’s model!
There are three major differences between Corsair HX1000W and Thermaltake Toughpower 1,500 W, though. First, the modular cabling system has a different configuration. On Corsair HX1000W there are six connectors for peripheral and SATA cables, while on Toughpower 1,500 W there are only four.
Summary: The Corsair HX line of power supplies are currently available in three wattages; 520, 620 & 1000. I'll be reviewing the Corsair HX1000W Power Supply which has more than enough power, even for hardcore computer systems. The approximate maximum peek output of the 3.3/5v rail is 250 watts and the 12vrail is 960 watts. The +3.3V & +5V rails are both 30A. There are two +12V rails and they are both 40A each with a combined power of 80A.
Battle of the 1000W PSUs: Corsair HX1000W vs. AKASA PowerMax V2
22 April 2008
Conclusion: Both PSUs feature the triumvirate of over-current/voltage/power protection, enabling the PSU to auto-shutdown should matters go awry. However, testing with the Corsair we found that there was no OCP (overcurrent protection) on the 12V rails, and Corsair's reasoning lies with the ability of graphics cards to temporarily pull huge currents. Corsair claims that enforcing an OCP would mean risking the PSU tripping when games are fired up.
Summary: The Corsair HX1000W represents the largest capacity and longest awaited, power supply from Corsair to date. So is the Corsair HX1000W better than the other nine 1000w
power supplies we have reviewed
? Or did Corsair miss the boat with the HX1000W by waiting too long and delivering a product with too few defining features for the first time since they began branding power supplies?
The overall build quality of the Corsair HX1000W is excellent inside and out.
Summary: Corsair has quickly become a mainstay among enthusiast PSUs. Today it breaks new ground by joining the 1 kilowatt club. Doing 1000w is easier said than done and doing it well is tough. Is the HX1000W worth your consideration?
Conclusion: Us hardware reviewers are an odd bunch; we are blissfully jaded by the multitude of products we see and become harder and harder to impress as time goes on. However, once in a while we receive a product which is so good in every aspect that it makes even the most experienced of us go weak in the knees. For me, this is exactly what happened when I was in the process of reviewing the Corsair HX1000W.
Conclusion: "was für ein Netzteil...", diesen subjektiven Emotionsausbruch können wir uns nicht verkneifen, angesichts der schieren Technik und dessen Umsetzung. Der unglaubliche Kampfpreis von knapp 170 € dürfte der Konkurrenz den Angstschweiß auf die Stirn treiben, hoffentlich geht es den Break Even Controllern bei Corsair nicht ähnlich...
Pros: exzellente Verarbeitung, sehr robuste Pulverlackierung, sehr gute Effizienz (unter 20%, 50% und 80% Last), enorme Stabilität und Stützzeit, noch gute Eigenkühlung, äußerst laufruhiger und ausgewogener Lüfter, sehr gute active PFC-Werte, keine Störgeräusche durch die Netzteilelektronik, gute Integration des Netzteils ins Kühlmanagement des Gehäuses, mehr als ausreichende Kabellängen, steckersicheres Kabelmanagement mit guter Beschriftung, sehr effektive Kab...
Cons: CWT Kühlerlayout resultiert in relativ hohen Temperaturen und lautem Lüfter
Summary: Corsair har slått på stortromma og viser igjen at de er en aktør å regne med på strømforsyningsmarkedet. HX1000W viser til en meget solid konstruksjon og gode testresultater. Den legger seg i helt i verdensklassen blant entusiastenhetene, og må nevnes i samme åndedrag som den regjerende kjempen fra PC Power & Cooling. Spenningene vi ser er meget gode.