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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 01:42 PM - Thread Starter
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Buying a Corsair PSU soon

Im looking to replace my Corsair HX1050 (which I got in July 2010). Its been great so far but I noticed in recent years my PC is randomly losing power under load (more often than usual). Ive already set all my OCs to default and this still occurs during gaming load. The PSU had a 7 year warranty which expired a few years ago.

The setup Im currently is running is:

ASUS Rampage V Extreme
i7 5930k at 4.6Ghz with 1.45V
16GB Corsair (4x4GB) DDR4 @ 3000mhz
EVGA RTX 2080ti XC Hybrid @ 2000mhz
2 HDDs
2 SSDs
3 Radiator fans
1 Swiftech MCP655 pump
3 case fans

Normally I have a dual GPU setup but at the moment I dont. I understand that getting an over powered PSU will actually decrease my efficiency. With that said, I wanted to go with a Corsair HXi 1000W but the price of an HXi 1200W is currently about $48 cheaper. Does anybody here recommend going with the more expensive 1000W option in this case?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 03:45 PM
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The Corsair HX1050 has long history of causing problems when they get old so its no surprise yours is having problems so yes replace it
As for the HXi dont bother its not worth buying when the RMi/RMx uses an improved version of the same platform and both of them are cheaper than the HXi

The non i HX series are also in some ways better so i would not even bother with the Corsair HXi and i would buy a Seasonic Prime Ultra instead
Edit: forgot about the new Corsair AX series which are rebrands of the Seasonic Prime so those might be cheaper

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