Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Raidmax Intros XT-Series Entry-level PSUs

Raidmax announced three XT-series entry-level PSUs, the 300-Watt RX-300XT, the 400-Watt RX-400XT, and the 500-Watt RX-500XT. The three offer a very basic feature-set, but offer a few neat features such as a low-noise, temperature-controlled 120 mm fan; Core "Haswell" C-states support, a single +12V rail design, and modern electrical protection mechanisms, against over/under-voltage, overload, and short-circuit. The 300W model lacks PCIe power cables; the 400W model offers a single 6-pin cable; while the 500W tops it with a 6+2 pin cable in addition to the 6-pin. Other connectors include 24-pin ATX, 4+4 pin EPS, 4x SATA-power, and two 4-pin Molex. The company didn't announce pricing.
Source: Hermitage Akihabara
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10 Comments on Raidmax Intros XT-Series Entry-level PSUs

#1
ensabrenoir
o_O.......forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't Raidmax as a whole an entry level psu brand.......
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
ensabrenoir, post: 3284369, member: 83675"
o_O.......forgive me if I'm wrong but isn't Raidmax as a whole an entry level psu brand.......
Not even.

They make cases.
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#3
Hood
"modern electrical protection mechanisms, against over/under-voltage, overload, and short-circuit."...flame detector would be more useful, or possibly a spark-arresting muffler. If this is Raidmax's lowest-priced line, why splurge on those high-end $15 and $20 Raidmax PSUs, these should be under $10!
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#4
Toothless
Tech, Games, and TPU!
My Raidmax PSU worked the whole time I used it..
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#5
Chloe Price
What the hell, a 110/230V switch in 2015's PSU? Caps are pretty sure some third tier crap etc..
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#6
Disparia
I can't speak for this one or any newer model Raidmax but their biggest problem years ago was the fan; it would go out well before the components. In 24/7 operation the fans died around the 6 month mark. Replacing those fans got another 6 months of 24/7 use out of the units until they were completely inoperable.
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#7
Caring1
9700 Pro, post: 3284466, member: 123719"
What the hell, a 110/230V switch in 2015's PSU?
It's called cost cutting, hence the entry level moniker.
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#8
R-T-B
Toothless, post: 3284397, member: 148599"
My Raidmax PSU worked the whole time I used it..
At least you were lucky on that front man... Personally I fear Raidmax in general but I think yours was just an underrated one, not a burst into flames one.... Fortunately
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#9
micropage7
actually i like the fan grill, for entry i think its enough since you just run basic hardware
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#10
Chloe Price
Caring1, post: 3284765, member: 153156"
It's called cost cutting, hence the entry level moniker.
Here in Finland XFX 550W is the cheapest PSU we usually recommend for builds, 450W was before but now it has second tier caps, but AFAIK 550W is still 100% Japanese cap-filled.

In PSU, too much saving is never a good thing. Japanese caps, even somehow modern design and 5 year warranty are the minimum for me.
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