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Corsair HX1050 1050W PSU review

Corsair sprayed the HX1050 with the same serious looking, matte black paint which they are using on most of their power supply products. The chassis of the power supply is a little longer than what the ATX design guide dictates, being slightly over 180mm long.

The decorative stickers with the unit’s model and the company logo which Corsair always uses can be seen at both sides of the HX1050. The stickers of the HX1050 are mostly black with a few sky blue accents.

The sticker with the unit's electrical specifications and approvals can be found at the top side of the unit.

The rear is entirely perforated to allow for the air pushed by the cooling fan to escape towards the outside of the case. The unit uses a standard AC power cable and there is an oversized rocker on/off switch at the rear.

At the front we can see the numerous connectors for the modular cables. The black connectors are for the SATA/Molex power cables while the blue connectors are for the PCIe and 12V CPU cables. Only tiny labels are printed to indicate what each set of connectors is for. This unit offers the following number of connectors:

Native cables

24-pin ATX connector

1 x 4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V CPU connector

2 x 6+2 pin 12V PCIe connectors

Modular cables

1 x 4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V CPU connector

4 x 6+2 pin 12V PCIe connectors

12 x SATA connectors

12 x Molex connectors

2 x Floppy connector

Note that you cannot use all 4 PCIe modular cables and the modular 12V CPU connector at the same time!

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