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October 3, 2011 5:37:51 AM

Looking to upgrade my PSU. Have a 750w that barely has enough juice to keep my system running. I really only need around a 850w, but if I'm going to buy a whole new unit I'd like to go at least 950. I've heard good things about the Corsair HX1000 but its been discontinued. I'm looking at the new HX1050 but it's at the top end of my price range. But I also don't want to drop money on one that will be a brick in 6 months; so I'm looking for quality and a decent price.

So long story short: I need a new PSU and was wondering if there was anything close in power and price to the old HX1000.

Suggestions?

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October 3, 2011 12:08:51 PM

I think 1000w PSUs are excessive these days unless your running a quad SLI/CF set up, a decent quality 850w is more than enough, and i would recommend one of these.

850W PSU, XFX PRO P1-850B-NLG9, Modular, 88% Eff', 80 PLUS Silver, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Fan, ATX

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-psu-xfx-pro-p1-850b...

What are your system specs anyway ?

Or if you need more then this puppy should fit the bill.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
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October 3, 2011 5:37:26 PM
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October 3, 2011 6:32:01 PM

yes


as quoted from jonnyguru review

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20mV is pretty darned good for the 3.3V and 5V rails, wouldn't you say? These numbers are actually a bit better than the NorthQ was, which is no small feat already. But, the Corsair can't quite keep up on the 12V rails, where we can see ripple heading for 70mV on 12V2. But again, more powerful this unit is. What I really find impressive, knowing the design as I do, is that the 3.3V and 5V results are so low - the design itself suffers from some issues taming ripple on those rails due to the way they're implemented. Corsair and their OEM have clearly found a way to solve that problem.


there have been many reported cases of the hx1000 just dropping dead under 3 years

the Cwt puc design is nothing more then average at best and at its curent price not even worth a bother

even the newer hx 1050 pales in comparison to other newer 1000 watt psu's

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

take nothing away from the hx1000 it was a good psu 2-3 years ago but its fallen behind

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October 3, 2011 6:57:28 PM

I have had a couple of Enermax Revolution power supplys and they are getting some really good reviews. Very pleased.
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October 3, 2011 11:28:48 PM

Im with obsidian on t his, the HX1000 and HX1050 are decent units, but there are many better options out there. All of the units he linked to are solid picks and better for the price, they are more efficient and most of them have significantly better ripple suppression on the 12V rail than the HX1050(80 mV peak to peak isnt really hard to beat)
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October 4, 2011 3:44:12 PM

While I have the HX1050 and it powers my machine fine, I'm continually kicking myself in the ass for not spending the extra $50 for the AX1200 although it's yellow (girlfriends for ya!), but I'm really surprised nobody's mentioned Corsairs AX850(??).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I personally stay away from OCZ, Sparkle, Rosewill, etc... and veer more in the direction of Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Sentey and Silverstone. Before I bought the HX1050 I seriously considered the AX850(didn't want yellow), NZXT Hale 1000w(didn't want white) and the PC Power & Cooling mk 2 & silencer (950 & 910w respectably but they aren't modular).

All in all, picking a psu is like a kid picking candy in a candy store... A rule: "Don't go cheap" or you'll end up regretting it.


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October 4, 2011 5:53:03 PM

RussK1 said:
While I have the HX1050 and it powers my machine fine, I'm continually kicking myself in the ass for not spending the extra $50 for the AX1200 although it's yellow (girlfriends for ya!), but I'm really surprised nobody's mentioned Corsairs AX850(??).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I personally stay away from OCZ, Sparkle, Rosewill, etc... and veer more in the direction of Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, Sentey and Silverstone. Before I bought the HX1050 I seriously considered the AX850(didn't want yellow), NZXT Hale 1000w(didn't want white) and the PC Power & Cooling mk 2 & silencer (950 & 910w respectably but they aren't modular).

All in all, picking a psu is like a kid picking candy in a candy store... A rule: "Don't go cheap" or you'll end up regretting it.

sentey gold
nzxt hale 90
rosewill ligtning
kingwin lazer gold

all the exact same oem and platform
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October 4, 2011 10:20:07 PM

The load is far more expensive than the PSU....

My PCs is on 24x7 w/ CPU % 100% for weeks when its crunching task for me.

The hard drive content is even more expensive..

Can't mess around w/ cheap PSU.

My PC's get turn off 1x/3 months for cleaning. After that its all work.

My personal perference is on single rail as the load gets bigger. There is less hardware to fail on the PSU w/ single rail.

I had 3 failures on Antec Quadro 850. These are multi rail w/ more hw to fail on its regulator, OCP, OVP...etc. Frys replaced it and cycle it back to Antec. I was lucky/fortunate that none of the load was affected when PSU went up in smoke.

So far so good w/ HX1000 and HX850.... 1x/3 months i run prime95 and furmark to check for stability and stress the PSU.... No issues to date
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October 4, 2011 10:34:18 PM



...funny in the whole jonnyguru review I didn't see anything mentioning an "inherently flawed" design. Care to speculate?
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October 12, 2011 2:43:50 AM

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