Thursday, September 12th 2013

Corsair Introduces the RM Series Power Supplies

Link_A_Media-supporter Corsair has now announced the newest addition to its power supply offering, the RM Series. Claimed to be "optimized for silence", these new units have a fully modular design, they utilize and low-profile, flat cables, and are equipped with a 135 mm Corsair NR135L fan that, thanks to the built-in Zero RPM Fan Mode, will only be spinning during higher loads, when the temperature inside exceeds a certain level.

The RM PSUs comply with the ATX12V v2.4 and EPS 2.92 standards and are 80 PLUS Gold-certified (have an efficiency of over 92%), they are compatible with Intel's Haswell and Ivy Bridge-E processors, and include Corsair Link support. They also feature a MTBF of 100,000 hours, and are backed by a five-year warranty.

Corsair's RM Series includes six models - RM450 (450 W / $89.99), RM550 (550 W / $99.99), RM650 (650 W / $119.99), RM750 (750 W / $129.99), RM850 (850 W / $149.99) and RM1000 (1000W / $164.99). All units will be available this month.
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23 Comments on Corsair Introduces the RM Series Power Supplies

#1
Fourstaff
So we have AX, AXi, HX, TX, GS, CX, CXM, VS and now RM series. :rolleyes:
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#2
d1nky
what about the OEM?
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#3
Sin
News Editor
by: d1nky
what about the OEM?
Hipro.
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#4
Sin
News Editor
by: Fourstaff
So we have AX, AXi, HX, TX, GS, CX, CXM, VS and now RM series. :rolleyes:
The RM will replace the HX in Corsair's PSU portfolio.
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#5
xhawn11
no cheapo and crapxon capacitors please
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#6
quaker
I like the new "low-profile, flat cables". They´re nice.

Are they new to this series or they are available to other corsair series?
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#7
twicksisted
I need to replace my old enermax galaxy 1000DXX power supply soon... had it for around 7 years and its still going strong... only problem is the fans bearings are going and it makes a horrid rattling sound every now and then!

I'm thinking of the corsair RM1000.. hope its built to last at least 7 years or so as I like to buy quality and forget!
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#8
Fourstaff
by: twicksisted
I need to replace my old enermax galaxy 1000DXX power supply soon... had it for around 7 years and its still going strong... only problem is the fans bearings are going and it makes a horrid rattling sound every now and then!
Time to open it up and oil the fan. Or replace it, and get another few years worth of worry free power :toast:

Old Enermax power supplies just keeps on going on and on.
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#9
progste
by: twicksisted
I need to replace my old enermax galaxy 1000DXX power supply soon... had it for around 7 years and its still going strong... only problem is the fans bearings are going and it makes a horrid rattling sound every now and then!

I'm thinking of the corsair RM1000.. hope its built to last at least 7 years or so as I like to buy quality and forget!
or change the fan
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#10
Ferrum Master
I also have the same enermax... and changed fans and even sleeved cables...

There is no problems in that piece of hardware.
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#11
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
1000$ for 550W modular PSU is pretty a nice bang for buck imo. but reviews will decide its fate.
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#12
LTUGamer
by: Sin
The RM will replace the HX in Corsair's PSU portfolio.
Well I don't think so. RM is completely different PSU. It is designed for noobs which are looking at specs such as efficiency fully modular design and other specs which doesn't mean anything. And about DC quality, looks like it doesn't be as good as in similarly priced Bronze PSUs or in HX series products.

So it is PSU which is designed for people which making choose from spec page and doesn't look in DC quality and other important things. Corsair TX, Seasonic M, Enermax Triathlor and ect. However it is very good way to earn money especially when products have such respectable brand...
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#14
LeMonarque
by: Sin
The RM will replace the HX in Corsair's PSU portfolio.
Actually, it's replacing all of their fully modular 80+ Gold rated AX series PSUs. If you notice, you can't really get them new anywhere anymore. They've decided to segment their AX line as just 80+ Platinum units, so they needed a new line for fully modular 80+ Gold.

TL;DR

HX = semi-modular 80+ Gold
AX-Gold was = fully modular 80+ Gold
AX-Plat = fully modular 80+ Platinum
Corsair discontinued AX-Gold
RM = fully modular 80+ Gold
RM = replacement for AX-Gold
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#15
EarthDog
by: twicksisted
I need to replace my old enermax galaxy 1000DXX power supply soon... had it for around 7 years and its still going strong... only problem is the fans bearings are going and it makes a horrid rattling sound every now and then!

I'm thinking of the corsair RM1000.. hope its built to last at least 7 years or so as I like to buy quality and forget!
With respect, how about not wasting your money and buying one more appropriately sized for your machine... like a quality 550W model. You have a single 580 in there now which a quality 550W unit will not flinch running it overclocked as well as your CPU. If you are going SLI/Cfx in the future, a quality 750W until will be fine as well. Save yourself some cash this go around. :D

Not to mention its 81% efficient versus getting a platinum 550W for $90-$130 will be a hair easier on your electric bill (not that one would notice on your bill unless you F@H or something, but... pennies count these days).
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#16
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
by: twicksisted
I need to replace my old enermax galaxy 1000DXX power supply soon... had it for around 7 years and its still going strong... only problem is the fans bearings are going and it makes a horrid rattling sound every now and then!

I'm thinking of the corsair RM1000.. hope its built to last at least 7 years or so as I like to buy quality and forget!
running a system that barely will draw 400w on a 1000w designed psu says nothing. i might even say, it should be working at ambient temps most of the time.
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#17
SimpleTECH
The RM nomenclature is going to throw me off. It doesn't sound something better than HX or AX. They should have used RX or RXM (if they wanted to keep the modular suffix).
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#19
okidna
RM = Rubbish Mediocre? :laugh:
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#20
Rylan
by: LeMonarque
Actually, it's replacing all of their fully modular 80+ Gold rated AX series PSUs. If you notice, you can't really get them new anywhere anymore. They've decided to segment their AX line as just 80+ Platinum units, so they needed a new line for fully modular 80+ Gold.

TL;DR

HX = semi-modular 80+ Gold
AX-Gold was = fully modular 80+ Gold
AX-Plat = fully modular 80+ Platinum
Corsair discontinued AX-Gold
RM = fully modular 80+ Gold
RM = replacement for AX-Gold
[H] reported that RM is replacing TX. http://www.hardocp.com/news/2013/09/12/corsair_announces_ultraquiet_rm_series_power_supplies#.UjJsvsaMPIN
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#21
twicksisted
by: EarthDog
With respect, how about not wasting your money and buying one more appropriately sized for your machine... like a quality 550W model. You have a single 580 in there now which a quality 550W unit will not flinch running it overclocked as well as your CPU. If you are going SLI/Cfx in the future, a quality 750W until will be fine as well. Save yourself some cash this go around. :D

Not to mention its 81% efficient versus getting a platinum 550W for $90-$130 will be a hair easier on your electric bill (not that one would notice on your bill unless you F@H or something, but... pennies count these days).
by: de.das.dude
running a system that barely will draw 400w on a 1000w designed psu says nothing. i might even say, it should be working at ambient temps most of the time.
I bought this power supply around 7 years ago... its powered everything effortlessly and ive been through all sorts of hardware combos (crossfire, sli etc).
I like to have a large power supply so I don't have the worry about what hardware I can upgrade to in future... also I assume that since my psu is never pushed hard it will last that much longer.

I don't mind spending more money on quality components that I know will last... the GTX580 has served me well with my xmas bonus ill be upgrading all of that ;)
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#22
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: quaker
I like the new "low-profile, flat cables". They´re nice.
I think I'm the only one who does not like those cables. Don't know why, those flat cables are just ugly to me.

Anywhoo yeah why not?
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#23
EarthDog
by: twicksisted
I bought this power supply around 7 years ago... its powered everything effortlessly and ive been through all sorts of hardware combos (crossfire, sli etc).
I like to have a large power supply so I don't have the worry about what hardware I can upgrade to in future... also I assume that since my psu is never pushed hard it will last that much longer.

I don't mind spending more money on quality components that I know will last... the GTX580 has served me well with my xmas bonus ill be upgrading all of that ;)
A quality 750W model will fit that bill. No need for a KW PSU these days unless you are rocking 3 GPUs, or overclocking with physical voltage modifications on GPUs. It may or may not last longer (leaning towards the latter as the 'sweet spot' on PSU's are 60-85% capacity), but running such a high wattage PSU with such little load it takes, in your current case, an inefficient PSU and runs it in an even lower efficiency as it is not in that 'sweet' spot. It doesnt make sense to overbuild past 750-850W unless you have hardware that will push past those values.
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