Corsair HX1000W Power Supply Review

by Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig     |     May 12, 2008

Corsair HX1000W Power Supply Review

Product Number: CMPSU1000HX
Price: Click Here to Compare Prices
Manufacturer’s Product Page: Corsair HX1000W
Fan Size: 1x 140mm
Warranty: 5 Years
Availability: Now

Fans have been frothing at the mouth for it, reviewers have been begging for it to arrive on their doorsteps and enthusiasts have been waiting for that fateful day when it becomes available to buy. We are talking about the crowning achievement of Corsair’s seemingly never-ending quest to produce a 1000W power supply: the HX1000W. Indeed, forums all over the internet have been abuzz with excitement ever since that fateful day more than half a year ago when the first tantalizing pictures of this behemoth showed up on a few websites. Well, the wait is over; the mothership has landed and the Corsair HX1000W should be available for purchase from you friendly neighborhood retailer as you read this.

Corsair has had a tradition of releasing some of the industry’s most highly-regarded power supplies since the announcement of their HX-series nearly two years ago. Those first 620W and 520W units are still thought of as some of the best choices available in their respective price ranges but even though Corsair was sitting pretty, they definitely weren’t sitting idle. While the original HX-series was produced by Seasonic, Corsair introduced another OEM to consumers with the release of their non-modular VX and TX series: Channel Well Technology or CWT. While the VX450 and TX650W kept Seasonic designs, they used their newfound OEM for the VX550 and their highest wattage power supply to date (until the HX1000W): the TX750. While all of these power supplies were receiving critical acclaim, Corsair was up to their red and yellow beards in working their black arts on the HX1000W with the boys over at CWT. Even though their labor of love has seen a few minor delays (it was originally slated for release before New Year’s) we are told this was for the best since they wanted something unique.

From the outside, it looks like the stars have finally aligned and Corsair has released a 1000W power supply that beggars the competition. By keeping the price here in Canada under the magical $300 mark it seems like Corsair is really gunning for number one, especially considering that the HX1000 is backed up by their excellent 5-year warranty. All in all, this power supply seems to be exactly what everyone has been waiting for but as with all products there is more to the HX1000W than what first meets the eye. So without further delay, let’s take a closer look at one of Corsair’s most eagerly-anticipated launches.


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