By TechPowerUP Posted on June 24, 2011 TechPowerUP recommends the Corsair HX1050 “Overall the Corsair HX1050 proved to be a good performer which for sure is worthy of its high price. With the six PCIe connectors that it's equipped it can easily feed three high-end VGAs along with other power hungry components. Also even at high loads the fan will work very efficient and runs quiet enough. Adding the seven years of warranty makes the HX1050 a very attractive deal.” "Even with 1050W of load it's close to 89% [efficient]. Many Gold units would envy those efficiency readings." Full Review! By TweakPC Posted on July 25, 2011 Corsair HX1050 wins the "Excellent Hardware" award at TweakPC.de “The Corsair HX 1050 is convincing not only with its performance and beautiful appearance, but also with an attractive price. There is also 7 year warranty, which is great for a power supply of this class. Overall the performance of the HX1050 deserved the “Excellent Hardware Award”. Full Review! By Overclockers Club Posted on December 18, 2011 Corsair HX1050 gets the "Silver" award at Overclockers Club "The Corsair HX1050 power supply is well made, nicely packaged and comes with a good set of accessories and all for just over $200 at most major retailers. A fair price when you look at what else is available in its class. If you are in the market for a solid power supply at a reasonable price then the HX1050 comes highly recommended. I have no hesitation in awarding the Corsair HX1050 power supply a OCC Silver award." Full Review! By Tweak.dk Posted on June 22, 2011 Corsair HX1050 wins the "Editor's Choice" award at Tweak.dk Publication language is Danish: The HX1050 gets a great review from Tweak.dk in Denmark. It’s considered to be well designed, well built, good looking, stable, and also very quiet. Full Review! By Hardware.no Posted on January 19, 2012 Corsair HX1050 PSU wins the "Excellent" product award at Hard-H2O.com Publication language is Spanish: "The Corsair HX1050 offers total stability, is inaudible in most cases, has an excellent finish in both structure and wiring, and full warranty for 7 years, something few manufacturers dare to offer." Full Review! By Inside Hardware Posted on June 30, 2011 Corsair HX1050 scores 9.3/10 and wins the "Good Performance" award at VR-Zone "Any enthusiast would love the electrical performance of the HX1050. Voltage ripple is very low and the electrical efficiency of the HX1050 sets the standard for 80Plus Silver certified units. The thermal performance of the HX1050 is very good, although it relies on the powerful cooling fan and consequently the acoustics performance suffers. We cannot claim that the HX1050 is loud but it could do a lot better with some minor improvements." Full Review! By Overclock3D Posted on June 30, 2011 Corsair HX1050 wins an award at VR-Zone "Any enthusiast would love the electrical performance of the HX1050. Voltage ripple is very low and the electrical efficiency of the HX1050 sets the standard for 80Plus Silver certified units. The thermal performance of the HX1050 is very good, although it relies on the powerful cooling fan and consequently the acoustics performance suffers. We cannot claim that the HX1050 is loud but it could do a lot better with some minor improvements." Full Review! By Hardware Canucks Posted on July 19, 2011 Corsair HX1050 scores 94% and wins the "Editor's Choice" award at Tweaktown.com "Corsair has done a spectacular job with the introduction of the HX1050 into the Professional Series of power supplies. The HX1050 shows improvement in absolutely every area to make it worthy of replacing the HX1000. Voltage regulation was very good across the board from start to finish. While the DC output quality wasn't the best we have seen from Corsair, it certainly is good enough for almost any enthusiast grade system. Corsair also took a huge leap forward with the increased efficiency seen in the HX1050 and the extra two years of warranty. Corsair adds a bit more to sweeten the deal by offering the HX1050 for $219 which is the same price as the older and much less efficient HX1000." Full Review! By HWzone Posted on July 27, 2011 Corsair HX1050 wins 3 awards at Technik3D - Gold, Eco, and Value awards Publication language is German: “The Corsair CMPSU-1050HX offers everything a modern power supply should, and is surprisingly quiet for the relatively high output power of 1,050 watts. The built-in 140mm fan was barely audible at full load, and it was barely perceptible when overloaded by 13% (1189W) too.” Full Review! By Jonny Guru Posted on August 16, 2011 Corsair HX1050 gets the full 5/5 stars at NextHardware in Italy Publication language in Italian: Corsair HX1050 get the full 5/5 stars at NextHardware in Italy Full Review! By Future Looks Posted on August 6, 2011 Corsair HX1050 scores 9/10 and wins the "Must Have" award at KitGuru "The HX range look to be very competitively priced, with this HX1050 unit retailing for around £160 inc vat in the UK. This means it earns our highest award, being one of the finest power supplies in the respective price bracket." Pros: Great build quality and appearance Exceptionally quiet Custom CWT design is fantastic All round performance is stellar Cons: Its only semi modular "A Monster 1000W+ power supply and well worth the reasonable cash outlay, especially if you can’t afford the range topping AX units." Full Review! By TechArena Posted on November 30, 2011 Corsair HX1050 picks up the "Editor's choice" award Silver from Hard OCP Corsair HX1050 picks up the "Editor's choice" award Silver from Hard OCP Full Review! By TweakPC Posted on July 27, 2011 Corsair HX1050 wins the "Performance" award at HardwareHeaven "For those looking at a 1000w+ PSU the Corsair HX1050 impresses in every aspect." Full Review! By Hexus Posted on August 9, 2011 Corsair HX1050 wins the "Gold" and "Silent" award at Overclockingstation.de Publication language is German: Corsair HX1050 wins the "Gold" and "Silent" award at Overclockingstation.de Full Review!