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Old June 5, 2009, 01:31 AM
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Default HX850W (CMPSU-850HX) vs HX1000W (CMPSU-1000HX)

Decided on the HX850W over the HX1000W for the following reasons:

1. One large single rail - no need to plan / secong guess the cabling / rails
2. Based on newer Channel Well PSU technology (DSG Series)
- According to Channel Well charts.. its their second best PC PSU series
* Their highest series that supports 850w.. and up to 1000w single rail.
3. More efficient
4. 7 vs 5 year warranty (though I'm sure the HX1000W will likely change)

Based on the manufacturer's information:
Channel Well Technology >> PC Power Supply >> ATX12V / EPS12V DSG Series(Silver)

The DSG series currently goes up to 1000w single rail. Thus I'd speculate Corsair will offer a revised HX 1000W PSU on CWT's DSG series soon. Likely a new SKU.

I'm sure they'll try and be hush hush about it.. but a telling sign would be a consistent string of rebates for the HX1000W PSUs. Good news for folks who don't mind the dual 500W HX1000W solution.
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Main reason why it's so expensive is because of the high-efficency. Any PSU that is 80+ Silver is expensive. I dont' even want to know how much those 80+ Gold ones would sell for.

That's my thoughts at least.
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Main reason why it's so expensive is because of the high-efficency. Any PSU that is 80+ Silver is expensive. I dont' even want to know how much those 80+ Gold ones would sell for.

That's my thoughts at least.
Features / benefits over other products justify a competitive premium price.

However, IMHO.. PSUs are the Computer's equivolent of "audiophile speakers" - excessive margins for a box with some cables and a few resistors. The excessive margin may not be on the retail level but it is somewhere.

When you buy something.. regardless if its $10, $20.. if its new it shouldn't be failing and should work as advertised.

Marketing is an annoying game.. compare Corsair's and Antec's PSU calculator.

Corsair's PSU Calculator will almost always suggest their highest with the most Watts. Antec's PSU calculator will almost always suggest 600W PSUs... just because the majority of Antec's line is in that range.
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Decided on the HX850W over the HX1000W for the following reasons:

1. One large single rail - no need to plan / secong guess the cabling / rails
2. Based on newer Channel Well PSU technology (DSG Series)
- According to Channel Well charts.. its their second best PC PSU series
* Their highest series that supports 850w.. and up to 1000w single rail.
3. More efficient
4. 7 vs 5 year warranty (though I'm sure the HX1000W will likely change)

Based on the manufacturer's information:
Channel Well Technology >> PC Power Supply >> ATX12V / EPS12V DSG Series(Silver)

The DSG series currently goes up to 1000w single rail. Thus I'd speculate Corsair will offer a revised HX 1000W PSU on CWT's DSG series soon. Likely a new SKU.

I'm sure they'll try and be hush hush about it.. but a telling sign would be a consistent string of rebates for the HX1000W PSUs. Good news for folks who don't mind the dual 500W HX1000W solution.
there seems to be a nice deal on the HX1000W over at NCIX currently.

I currently have the TX750, but as I am getting more HDDs (currently 8 in the system) I am starting to dislike the cabling of the TX750 as they are quite bulky. I'm wondering if I should get the HX850 or the HX1000...they are relatively close in price after rebate.
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