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CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The advertised specifications and quality build of the product made it advantages especially for a new SLI based system.

A large amount of cabling and capacity options.

Cons: The price is a little bit more than I would expect given the actual build quality that I found after receiving and working with the unit.

Other Thoughts: This was purchased over a year ago when I built my new i7-980x machine and it caused some serious issues.

To make a long story short the unit was defective and caused a problem with my newly purchased motherboard as well as memory.

I may purchase a Corsair power supply of this again in the future but so far I'm not inclined to do so given my experience and the large number of alternatives on the market.

I would recommend that this unit may be workable for some and that for some others still it may not. Essentially the mileage appears to vary.

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Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 6-Core 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Desktop Processor BX80613I7980X
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This unit is a beast and more than demolishes the tasks you throw in it's path.

I've personally used and continue to use the product in the following ways:

Graphic Design
Audio Design / Production
Video & Audio Encoding
Gaming
Development (MS Windows/Web/Xbox360)
Virtualization (VMWare/VirtualPC)

I purchased this CPU last year and paired it with a EVGA x58 760 motherboard. I have not been disappointed in any area of performance so far with the exception of some virtualization applications.

This chip survived a bad power supply from the initial build, from which I was very surprised as well as elated.

Cons: The price of course, the original price point of $999.99 was/ is extremely high depending on your uses and level of entry.

Even at a lowered price of around $800.00 this chip is still well above overkill for most users.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to wait at least a year prior to writing anything relating to this product to ensure I had spent some serious "real world" time with it and I must say I have yet to be disappointed.

My last upgrade was in 2004 to an Intel P4 3.2GHz which I've used up until last year when I finally had to upgrade, it was beyond Scott Bakula jump forward, (a quantum leap).

I'm certain that the i7-990x is also worth the money given certain circumstances.

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Issiah R.'s Profile

Display Name: Issiah R.

Date Joined: 12/13/07

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 07/19/11
  • Last Review: 07/19/11
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