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post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by 1337LutZ View Post
Op, how many times do we have to repeat its not bad, its just outdated vs the todays standards and overpriced.
Too many times apparently...

edit: Aussie it's not really a great psu today....
Edited by Eagle1337 - 6/20/11 at 2:23pm
post #32 of 59
Its a great psu 3 years ago and still today. be that its a bit over priced.
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Getting an HX1000 today would be like getting an athlon 64 with 3-way 8800s, it used to kick ass but it doesn't anymore although it was great indeed.
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post #34 of 59
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
In comparison to other good (and high-end) power supplies, it's almost bad enough to call "mediocre".
I concur. I think its in the case where someone has to decide on getting a new PSU, there are better and newer choices to choose from.

At the time when the HX1000, hell yea, it was one of the best.

No doubt its dated, but Corsair has already pushed out a replacement; the HX1050.
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post #35 of 59
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Getting an HX1000 today would be like getting an athlon 64 with 3-way 8800s, it used to kick ass but it doesn't anymore although it was great indeed.
Bad analogy.
post #36 of 59
I don't think I'd quite call the HX1000 mediocre yet. It manages 1% +12V v-reg, which is pretty awesome. But the ripple is above half of spec (60-80mV), efficiency is only 80PLUS, and it has that weird dual secondary setup, which unlike most dual rail setups can occasionally cause issues.

It's just average. And there was never anything really special about it either; there were and are dozens of Channel Well PUC units on the market under a dozen brands, ranging from 1000W to 1700W.
post #37 of 59
You should look at the review dates. What was great back in 07/08 may only be "OK" by todays standards. There are quite a few 1kW units around now that can outclass the HX1000 for a much cheaper price.

Mediocre is a little harsh, I'd just call it average. It can deliver its rated wattage in spec, and it isn't going to blow up or damage your components, but for people that are buying new, there are far better alternatives.

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^This, and as already mentioned the performance kinda sucks on it.
It definitely doesn't "suck".... it just isn't "good".
Edited by GameBoy - 6/20/11 at 2:55pm
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You should look at the review dates. What was great back in 07/08 may only be "OK" by todays standards. There are quite a few 1kW units around now that can outclass the HX1000 for a much cheaper price.

Mediocre is a little harsh, I'd just call it average. It can deliver its rated wattage in spec, and it isn't going to blow up or damage your components, but for people that are buying new, there are far better alternatives.



It definitely doesn't "suck".... it just isn't "good".

Agreed, but doesnt mediocre and average mean basically the same?
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post #39 of 59
Mediocre is inferior to average.
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post #40 of 59
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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post
It definitely doesn't "suck".... it just isn't "good".
Well by suck i don't mean literally sucks, but more so used to empathize that it's nothing special.
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