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Corsair HX1050 Power Supply Review

Inside, we are treated to a Yate Loon D14BH-12 140mm fan. This fan has been used in many quality power supply designs in recent months and can generate up to 140cfm of air at 2,800 rpm while emitting 48.5 dBa. Obviously we would assume it won’t need to generate these speeds in operation, but the potential for some hardcore cooling is available.

Corsair have partnered up with CWT for this DC-DC Circuit design and the layout and build quality is exceptionally good. We would expect this from CWT however as all their designs to date have been engineered to the highest standards. There are several carefully placed heatsinks with thermal control sensors, ensuring the PWM fan generates the correct level of cooling.

The HX1050 uses 105c rated premium quality capacitors from various companies, such as Panasonic throughout the design. The two primary capacitors are rated at 470uF/450V.

The cabling is sleeved well into the chassis to ensure that long term fraying wont be a problem.

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  • Todd

    another winner by the looks of it, nice price point. I remember I paid the same for a 850W. even if it was gold certified.

  • Brooke

    Their PSU’s are great, still have one I bought a few years ago, its been on 24/7 for two years now.

  • Frankinberger

    ill be looking at the 850W in this range in a few months……… hopefully its priced well (ideally £120 or less!)

  • k0rn

    hard to fault their power supplies. Quick question,. are they really a custom design or do CWT just build them to specification for corsair?

    I read on another site that Corsair get the CWT designs and then tweak it ‘in house’? this would mean it is a more a Corsair/CWT joint design right?

  • Davis

    Excllent, another good one for a more mainstream audience

  • Thomas

    I need a new psu, 850w just as good in this range?

  • Peter

    Not for me, i boight their 1200w ax psu in jan, love it, great for my sli 590s

  • Colin

    I can recommend their power supplies, I have an AX and I love it.

  • Forrest

    They dont often drop the ball, and although they dont really seem to make anything themselves, they work with some great partners and force high standards.