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Corsair HX1050 1050W Power Supply Review

Price: $209.99


Corsair, founded in 1994, will probably be familiar to most PC enthusiasts. Corsair products are now sold in over sixty countries worldwide, primarily through leading distributors and retailers. High performance memory, solid state drives, PC enclosures, power supplies and processor cooling solutions are just some of the products now offered under the Corsair name.

The Corsair power supply range is extensive, from the budget orientated CX Builder Series to the high end AX Professional Series for the enthusiast with the GS, TX and HX series filling the gap. Corsair have been updating and improving their power supply range of late and this time around OCC will be putting the replacement for the HX1000 through its paces, the HX1050 1050W Professional Series power supply.

The Corsair HX Professional Series power supplies are designed with the enthusiast and gamer in mind. The use of high quality components ensure stable, clean and reliable voltages that are essential for high end gaming machines with the added bonus of a modular design, realistic 50°C working temperature and a welcome 7 year warranty. Let's have a closer look and see how well it performs.

Closer Look:

The HX1050 packaging follows the theme used throughout the entire Corsair power supply range. The box is on the large side with a photograph of the power supply fan grill and model number on the front of the box with all the technical details on the rear. The front and rear faces of the box list a few of the major features and some of the technology used in the design of power supply in several different languages that includes the modular design, the use of DC to DC convertors, high quality components and a maximum efficiency of 88%.












Inside the box is another plain brown cardboard box bearing the Corsair logo.


The box contents are neatly packaged with the power supply well protected inside a black foam case and black felt drawstring bag. The box contents include a modular cable bag, power cord, user manual and a small sealed plastic bag with ten cable ties, case badge and power supply mounting screws.




The Corsair HX1050 is very well packaged with a decent set of accessories. No problems here, so let's move on.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Testing: Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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