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Under the Hood

10/03/2014 - 15:05

Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the HX1000i power supply.  Corsair is once again using CWT as the OEM for the HXi Series. [inline:files/review/2014-10-03/16a-Inside.jpg] The following photo illustrates the main...

A Detailed Look

10/03/2014 - 15:01

[inline:files/review/2014-10-03/10-Back.jpg] The Corsair HX1000i power supply enclosure is painted matte black and measures 180mm (7.1”) long.  The back panel includes an On-Off switch and AC receptacle. [inline:files/review/2014-10-03/11-Top-...

Specifications and Packaging

10/03/2014 - 14:57

[inline:files/review/2014-10-03/5-HX1000i-side.jpg] The Corsair HX1000i power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 1,000 watts at 50°C operating temperature. The PSU incorporates a +12V multi rail design, which can be...

Seasonic Platinum Series 1050W & 1200W Power Supply Review

09/30/2014 - 07:28

[inline:files/review/2014-09-16/2-P-Banner.jpg] Today we have a double header for your reading enjoyment. Not one, but two Platinum Series power supplies from Seasonic. The two latest additions to Seasonic’s flagship product line are the Platinum...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

09/16/2014 - 10:42

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Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

09/16/2014 - 10:38

Efficiency

DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

09/16/2014 - 10:33

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real world and maximum loading conditions, the two Seasonic PSUs were connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing how well a PSU can maintain the...

A Detailed Look (Cont’d)

09/16/2014 - 10:26

[inline:files/review/2014-09-16/15-Cables.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-09-16/3-Front-cables_0.jpg] The Platinum 1050 and Platinum 1200 PSUs both come with a good assortment of all modular cables (see Specs table for number and size).  All of the...

A Detailed Look

09/16/2014 - 10:22

[inline:files/review/2014-09-16/4a-Side_0.jpg] Both Platinum Series power supply enclosures feature a scratch-resistant black matte black finish and measure 190mm (7.5”) deep. [inline:files/review/2014-09-16/11-Top-back.jpg] The back panel includes...

Packaging and Parts

09/16/2014 - 10:19

[inline:files/review/2014-09-16/7a-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-09-16/7b-Box.jpg] The Seasonic Platinum 1050 and Platinum 1200 power supplies arrived securely packed inside standard retail boxes that highlight the unit's main features and...