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yes it is. the HX 1050 replaced the HX 1000. the whole series was updated to be 80+ gold as the old series was a mix of 80+ silver/bronze. the oem for the 750-1000w units was cwt and the new ones use seasonic.
I read a review for the corsair hx850 80+ gold on hardocp.com and it says in the review that after the 20% load of the 850 watts which is 170 watts the fan kicks in . and I also read the review for the corsair hx1050 80+ silver on the same website and they say they did not notice the fan even at full loads . so this must be true what you are saying about the updated versions being more louder . can you tell me where you read that the updated versions of the hx series is louder then previous hx series ?
    
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post


Both HX1000 and HX1050 are CWT not Seasonic

was under the impression the 1050 was seasonic. thanks.
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I read a review for the corsair hx850 80+ gold on hardocp.com and it says in the review that after the 20% load of the 850 watts which is 170 watts the fan kicks in . and I also read the review for the corsair hx1050 80+ silver on the same website and they say they did not notice the fan even at full loads . so this must be true what you are saying about the updated versions being more louder . can you tell me where you read that the updated versions of the hx series is louder then previous hx series ?

the ones I tested were from builds I did for others. after complaints from people with the 750, 850w versions of the gold series I had them bring the units over and tested them all with my computer. running furmark and a pair of gtx 480's they were all louder than my hx 750. two of them had some defect where the fan would just go to full blast no matter what the load was. corsair replaced those two for the guys. there have been a bunch of such cases over the past couple years too. could be the type of fan used, but in some case it is just defective. I've read a few threads about the hx 1050 fan on corsair's forums. it's likely just as this whole coil whine thing. the seasonic x series is supposedly notorious for coil whine, but the ones I've worked with don't have any. I can find dozens, maybe well over a hundred unique complaints about it though in an hour of searching.
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Both HX1000 and HX1050 are CWT not Seasonic

 

There was a Silver-rated HX1050, and now there's a Gold-rated one. Is the Gold-rated one made by CWT as well?

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All 3 are CWT

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

The whole HX series above 650 watts are CWT only
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was under the impression the 1050 was seasonic. thanks.
the ones I tested were from builds I did for others. after complaints from people with the 750, 850w versions of the gold series I had them bring the units over and tested them all with my computer. running furmark and a pair of gtx 480's they were all louder than my hx 750. two of them had some defect where the fan would just go to full blast no matter what the load was. corsair replaced those two for the guys. there have been a bunch of such cases over the past couple years too. could be the type of fan used, but in some case it is just defective. I've read a few threads about the hx 1050 fan on corsair's forums. it's likely just as this whole coil whine thing. the seasonic x series is supposedly notorious for coil whine, but the ones I've worked with don't have any. I can find dozens, maybe well over a hundred unique complaints about it though in an hour of searching.
my power supply does not start off being loud it starts getting loud as soon as I start gaming I read on a review I forgot which one but it was about the hx series and they said after a little over 50% load the fan becomes noticeable how much power you think I am using on my hx1050 with my build listed below by percentage on average ?
    
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probably running around 50-60% load range with your setup. you might wanna do an rma if the fan is really that loud.
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All 3 are CWT

http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page447.htm

The whole HX series above 650 watts are CWT only
is it worth it for me to return my hx1050 to get a cooler master v1000 I could probably have the cooler master v1000 by tomorrow amazon finally has it available . or is it not worth the hassle ?
    
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may as well do it. you might get lucky and the chance that you'll do worse is very very slim.
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is it worth it for me to return my hx1050 to get a cooler master v1000 I could probably have the cooler master v1000 by tomorrow amazon finally has it available . or is it not worth the hassle ?

Think this is the 17th time i ask do you need 1000 watts?
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may as well do it. you might get lucky and the chance that you'll do worse is very very slim.
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ok I called amazon and I explained my situation and they are processing my refund and once I get the refund and order the new power supply and receive it I will send back the corsair hx 1050 that I have so hopefully they still have the cooler master v1000 watt
    
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