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Corsair HX 1050 Power Suppy

  • Corsair HX1050 Single 12v Rail Power Supply
    I give it 4.5 out 5 stars because of the not needed foo foo junk & sata wires.

    Most reviews start will all the good stuff. But like everything I do, I'm
    always different.

    Would have rather saved on the price then have a foo foo cover for the
    power supply that will never get used again. I don't need a little carry
    case for the wires, I'm not taking them on vacation with me. :)

    Next it's not 100% modular, the main 20/24 pin motherboard & two 6/8
    pin PCI-E are fixed. Here's what's in the box 4 x 6/8 pin PCI-E, 3
    molex with 4 plugs each, 3 sata with 4 plugs each, 2 x 8 pin for
    the motherboard, 2
    molex to floppy and the little pointless carrying bag.

    Next the wires, the sata connectors (top of the picture red circle). The
    wires pass through, making it really hard to plugin SSD drives. SSD drive
    are only about 1/4 inch apart, no problem on standard drives. The molex
    plugs are wired in & out (red circle bottom of the picture) that's how they
    should have done the sata plugs.

    Now for the good stuff :)

    Single Rail +12v @ 87.5A, 6 x 6/8 pin PCI-E, 2 x 8 pin mother board plugs,
    nice long wires for the tall cases flat wires for easy wire managemnent,
    color coded plugs on the psu, modular. Silent 120x120 fan on the bottom
    of the power supply with auto speed.
    +3.3v = 3.344v
    +5v = 5.109v
    +12v = 12.138v
    +5v standby = 5.188v

    Under 100% stress test, all case & both EVGA 580GTX fans at 100%
    +3.3v = 3.344v
    +5v = 5.109v
    +12v = 12.138v
    +5v standby = 5.188v

    Extremely easy to install, about 3/4 the size of normal single rail power
    supplies in it's class. Doesn't weigh 20 lbs like the rest of them :)

    Final thoughts:
    This is a great power supply, with those kind of stable power outputs. This is an overclockers dream! Keeping stable power when you're overclock your system is the key to great STABLE speeds! I would recommend this power supply to anyone with a mid-range to upper range system. If you have more then 3 video cards, I would go for a little larger power supply.

    Test system:
    Case - ThermalTake Level 10 GT
    Motherboard - Asus Rampage III Extreme.
    CPU - Intel i7 X980 hex-core.
    Memory - 12 gigs Patriot Viper 2000 DDR3.
    4 Crucial Real SSD's in Raid 0.
    2 EVGA 580GTX video cards.
    3 1tb 7200 rpm Seagates 64meg cache.
    1 2TB 7200 rpm Seagate 64meg cache.
    1 1.5TB 7200 rpm Seagate 64meg cache.
    Power Supply - Corsair HX1050 1050watt.