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I wonder just what Corsair customer service will do now.

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I just recieved my replacement HX1000 from Corsair. As a "break in" so to speak I set it up so it was powering a socket 775 dual core and a BFG 8800, very light duty. Well the darn thing failed after about 3 hours (fails the "paper clip" test, does not smell burned). I replaced the HX1000 with a Corsair 430WV2 (that I bought local) and it has been going semi steady for a couple of days. I think the fact that a 430W power supply works in place of a 1000W proves that nothing is wrong with the rig I want to power.I also hooked it up to an i7 rig (ASUS P6X58D-Preminum) and the "power" and "re-set" lights were solid red and green as expected but the rig would not power up.

Sent Corsair a RMA request and asked if I could pay more to get out of this HX1000W as sending it to them is a 26.00 activity (sending any power supply would be roughly the same). I simply want out of the HX1000 as I do not trust it anymore and am willing to pay to get out.The only extra cables I used was a molex for fans and the wide hdd connector cable.

Corsair sent me an email that related they were discussing what to do.
Edited by PCCstudent - 11/15/11 at 10:20pm
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A hx1000, or any other 1000w psu will not like powering that machine at all. Power supplies are very inefficient at the lower end of their output. Perhaps you just had a psu that was pretty close to being doa and that finished it off. It shouldn't damage a fully working one though, just make it draw more power than a smaller one would.

Get a replacement. If you still refuse to trust it then sell the replacement as new (which it will be) From what I've heard corsair service is excellent so you should be able to get another. Also, You really don't need a 1000w psu for whats in your sig. You could easily get run it with a 600w and still have plenty of power left. Unless you are going to sli gtx580's together or something then you will be better off downgrading. Smaller power supplies are cheaper, and will draw less power in your machine.
     
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Power supplies are inatimate objects,they do not have a "like or dislike" That power supply should not have gone belly up simply because it was subjected to light duty. Sure it was not running efficiently but running non-efficient and going belly up are vastly different. This power supply was to be used in a much heavier build (to be completed around the early part of next year), I simply wanted to see if I got a "dud', well I guess I know that answer.

EDIT: Good call on the wattage needed for my sig,as you see I run a 620. The 1000W is going to be for a multi gpu rig. They will not be crossX or SLI but running individual for folding. I was hoping to get (all based on what kind of a deal I can find) 3X480. Now with the folding -bigadv rule change I may have to change my plans.I have a double decker test station with MM large form motherboard trays (they will take any size I know of). Just getting the watercooling (multi everything) and power supplies and finish work on the acrylic cases is costing so much.It is turning into a build that is taking a year or more,mainly due to money and time. I wanted to find a motherboard that spaced the gpu's as far apart as possible. I have big hands and it really helps when I have "room to move".
Edited by PCCstudent - 11/16/11 at 10:43pm
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