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Corsair HX100 or COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1200w?

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corsair has 2 rails with 40-40 amps and CM 1 rail with 98amp
i think CM is better, but quality?
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I would go with the Corsair, Cooler Master has been known to make TERRIBLE PSUs.
    
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Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W is better and of a little higher quality, but that's more of an indication that the Corsair HX1000 is an old outdated unit that nobody should be buying. There's a much better HX1050 these days, built to a better design. The Silent Pro is quite respectable actually, other than high +3.3V ripple. Most Cooler Master PSUs in the lower-end lines including GX series are pretty bad, but not the Silent Pro in general.

What are you going to be powering? If it's short of something like three GTX 580s, you really should be looking at lower-wattage alternatives anyway.
Edited by mikeaj - 6/18/11 at 8:51am
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For a second there I thought you were a BFG rep and BFG was revived..... I was going to rage and demand a new PSU from my LIFETIME warranty.........

For your question, no idea. Take this waste of a post as a 20 minute bump.
post #5 of 16
HX1000 is obsolete. It's been replaced by the HX1050, which is much better.




Also, what will you be powering? Unless you have an extreme rig, you probably won't need more than a 650W and possibly less.
post #6 of 16
Have a look at the Corsair AX series too, 750W, 850W and 1200W to choose from, all highly regarded on Jonnyguru.

Like Phaedrus said, post up some info on your rig. If you're only running a single GPU you might just get away with a decent 550W PSU.
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HX1000 is not obsolete. It runs well over 90% efficient at full load and runs very cool. All reviews gave it up with the best. Johnny G gave it a 9.5/10........ I have no clue why anyone says this. I use if on my test bench and it handles everything fine. I will say the 1 x 98 amp rail is better.
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by PureOC Jim;13918100 
HX1000 is not obsolete. It runs well over 90% efficient at full load and runs very cool.

Huh? All the reviews have the HX1000 no where near 90% efficiency at any load level.
post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by BFGTech;13917675 
corsair has 2 rails with 40-40 amps and CM 1 rail with 98amp
i think CM is better, but quality?

The CoolerMaster 1200 Gold is a much better Unit.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Derp;13918159 
Huh? All the reviews have the HX1000 no where near 90% efficiency at any load level.

Upon the release there were many. Some 96%, some 92%. None the less, I own one, you don't so I will say to the OP it is a very good PSU. The Coolermaster is better. At this point, it depends on pricing and both are very good.
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