Thorax Posted November 23, 2013 Share Posted November 23, 2013 Hi, I had a Corsair HX1000 that had worked flawlessly for over 1,5 years that suddenly short-circuited when I plugged in a new Asus Xonar Essence STX using one of the 4-pin molex cables that came with the PSU. It killed not only the new soundcard, but also my motherboard - an Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3. I'm not 100% that the PSU itself isn't functional, but as I could smell burnt plastic from inside right after the incident (and from the soundcard) I never did dare to try as I really did not feel like losing more components. So yeah, that sucked, but as I really needed to use my home PC this weekend/coming weeks/months for photoshop, 3dsmax and gaming I couldn't wait months for a RMA I had to go and buy a new PSU + motherboard..... As I felt that my old HX1000 had been reliable before it died on me, I went and bought the new HX1050 and a new Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard. Fortunately, my 6 harddrives, RAM, 2 gpus and cpu had survived and installing everything was a breeze. However, as I soon noticed after starting a simple render or just loading up a game for a few minutes, the fan of the HX1050 became extremely loud...I mean, REALLY loud even for me, and that is with a case that already has 7 fans installed + 4 fans for GPUs - all in balanced mode. The problem only occurs when my GPUs have to work a little, it does NOT occur if I say, run prime95 for a hour or so... maybe it's connected to the heat coming from the fans of the GPUs, but that wasn't a problem with my previous PSU. It's fine as long as the fan isn't spinning or when I'm not doing anything in particular with the PC, but I can't focus even with headphones on when it starts as I can still hear the noise. I doubt it's the ambient temp of my PC as my harddrives are between 22-28c, motherboard at 24-28, GPUs at 35-40 on idle, 50-55 on load. (2x780 in SLI) At this point the PC is really hard to sit and work with and I don't really feel like going out and buying a closed-headset just to be able to load up a render for a few minutes... I don't understand why the HX1000 was so great and super-quiet even during load and the HX1050 isn't at all....even if it goes by temperature it shouldn't be that warm inside my case - I even tried removing one of the graphics cards and it still became very loud at around 50% load. See below link to soundcloud to hear what I'm referring to -- this is at 50-55% load with all other fans at medium/high - you can still hear the HX1050 as it is louder than everything else. It starts before I push my GPUs a little and around the 1:14: mark it begins loading about 50%, and you can clearly hear the difference.. It was recorded with my phone, but the quality is good enough just to demonstrate the issue. https://soundcloud.com/tentorax/hx1050-fan-noise#t=1:00 What should I do? My patience is wearing thin and you can't buy HX1000's anymore.. I couldn't find anything on how to control the fan speed so I suppose the product doesn't allow it. As for the bricked hardware my retailer referred me to you, but I haven't contacted Asus yet so I guess I will find out soon enough who will reimburse me for the cost of the motherboard, PSU and soundcard that are now unusable. I'm starting to reconsider my good faith in the quality of Corsair products as a result of this week's unfortunate chain of events. Keeping in mind that I also purchased a Corsair H80i a few weeks ago that is unable to keep a stock i7 below 35c on idle doesn't help either....however that is unrelated to this particular issue. I'd appreciate any assistance/advice. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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