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post #971 of 6753
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Purely out of curiosity, why are the hx850,750, and 1000 off the list?
Good question.
post #972 of 6753
HX850 & HX750 are no longer made.
Corsair replaced them with the AX Gold Series.

HX1000 is just old and outdated. NO reason to keep it on the list when it can't live up to modern expectations.

That platform could even be updated to the 80+ Silver version of the PUC platform.
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post #973 of 6753
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
HX1000 is just old and outdated. NO reason to keep it on the list when it can't live up to modern expectations.

That platform could even be updated to the 80+ Silver version of the PUC platform.
It is 80%-83% efficient depending on load in the reviews I read. The components are well made, noise and ripple are good, it's basically a chopped up CWT PUC like you said. The platform may be aging but what about it doesn't live up to modern specifications?

But if you can provide solid proof of why I should replace this unit with something else I'm all ears. The last thing I want is my expensive Tri SLI going the way of the Dodo because of sub par power.
Edited by Segovax - 2/9/11 at 5:28pm
post #974 of 6753
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It is 80%-83% efficient depending on load in the reviews I read. The components are well made, noise and ripple are good, it's basically a chopped up CWT PUC like you said. The platform may be aging but what about it doesn't live up to modern specifications?

But if you can provide solid proof of why I should replace this unit with something else I'm all ears. The last thing I want is my expensive Tri SLI going the way of the Dodo because of sub par power.
Tri-SLi is worthless because of the cost of implementation vs scaling performance.

Minor rail regulation on the HX1000 is in the 3-4% range; and the 12v rail is only in the 2% range.

Ripple on the 12v rail is also around 60-70mv which really isn't anything great.

There's no reason to replace it because the unit is less than 5 years old and still performs well.
But the cost of the unit makes it heavily just not worth it for what else is available.

Right now there are not many 1000w units that are that much better. Though for $230... there are just MANY better options out there that offer slightly better, or the same performance for much less.
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post #975 of 6753
The HX1000 is also gigantic. Part of the reason it's so expensive is because of all the parts and materials involved in the PUC platform. Amazing amounts of redundancy. Drives up cost and slaughters efficiency.

Though CWT has managed to make an 80PLUS Silver version. Maybe if the HX1000 was that instead of the original PUC, it might be worth the current price tag.
post #976 of 6753
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The HX1000 is also gigantic. Part of the reason it's so expensive is because of all the parts and materials involved in the PUC platform. Amazing amounts of redundancy. Drives up cost and slaughters efficiency.

Though CWT has managed to make an 80PLUS Silver version. Maybe if the HX1000 was that instead of the original PUC, it might be worth the current price tag.
Like I said; if Corsair would have updated the original HX1000 to a new unit.
Something like: Corsair Professional Series HX1000 Silver (CMPSU-1000HX-S) it would have a lot more value towards it.

More so when the current 80+ Bronze iteration of the platform offers 20mv less ripple on the 12v rail than Corsair's solution.

Size is also a big factor too, when you consider something like the Silverstone Strider Plus 1000w is only 6.3" Long (vs Corsair's 7.8") and costs $70 less.
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post #977 of 6753
should add the cougar 100watt cmx to the list, thing is very pretty and very solid. I am loving mine, a little known brand but very quality power supplies.
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post #978 of 6753
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should add the cougar 100watt cmx to the list, thing is very pretty and very solid. I am loving mine, a little known brand but very quality power supplies.
It's actually not that unknown of a brand; the problem is HEC/Cougar/Compucase units generally have a lack luster build quality.

Ripple and noise on that unit are also high for the price, 70mv on the 12v rail and 40mv on the minor rails is not very good. Soldering quality also leaves much to be desired and capacitor choice is no better.
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post #979 of 6753
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HX850 & HX750 are no longer made.
Corsair replaced them with the AX Gold Series.

HX1000 is just old and outdated. NO reason to keep it on the list when it can't live up to modern expectations.

That platform could even be updated to the 80+ Silver version of the PUC platform.
Do you have the link that says the HX750 and HX850 are discontinued?
post #980 of 6753
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Do you have the link that says the HX750 and HX850 are discontinued?
Nothing on the official Corsair site; besides a forum rep saying they are being replaced with the AX Series.

Though it wouldn't make sense for Corsair to have both the AX750 & AX850 along with the HX750 & HX850 as they both are priced the same, though the AX Series offers, what most would consider better features.
Though the Corsair HX850 & HX750 perform better.
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