Monday, June 1st 2015

Corsair Announces RMi Series 80 Plus Gold Smart PSU Series

Corsair, the most awarded and recommended PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the addition of the RMi Series PC power supplies to the company's award-winning line of PSUs. The new RMi Series PSUs raise the bar for what PC enthusiasts can expect from an 80 Plus Gold certified power supply with the addition of silent Zero-RPM fan operation, Corsair Link customization and monitoring, all 105°C- rated Japanese capacitors, and fully modular cables. The new RMi Series PSUs are immediately available in 650, 750, 850, and 1000-Watt capacities.

Building on Corsair's legacy of enthusiast class PSUs, the RMi Series PSUs are designed from the ground up to deliver 80 PLUS Gold energy efficiency, reducing operating costs and excess heat, while delivering superior electrical performance, thanks to extremely tight voltage regulation and minimal ripple noise. To do this, Corsair has used only industry-leading 105°C-rated Japanese capacitors, providing unwavering power and reliability for high-end PCs. This ensures the electricity reaching a gaming PC's power hungry components is as clean and stable as possible. The RMi Series PSUs are also stable, with a 140 mm fluid-dynamic-bearing equipped cooling fan that runs in Zero RPM fan mode, only spinning up when the PSU needs to and operating virtually silently at low and medium loads.
For those who demand extra control, RMi is equipped with Corsair LINK, Corsair's fully featured software suite, which provides real-time monitoring of the PSU's power consumption, voltages, temperature and efficiency; users even have the flexibility to customize the fan speed or switch from a default multi-rail +12V power delivery to a single rail power delivery.

RMi is also designed with a fully modular cable system which allows users to use the bare minimum number of cables needed to for a cleaner look and improved airflow.

The PSUs are backed by a comprehensive 7-year warranty and Corsair's comprehensive customer support.
Specifications
  • 80 PLUS Gold certified: High efficiency operation for less excess heat and lower operating costs
  • 100% all Japanese 105°C capacitors: Premium internal components ensure solid power delivery and long-term reliability
  • Zero RPM Fan Mode: Allows for virtually silent operation at low and medium loads
  • Configurable +12V rail options: Can be run in the default multi-rail +12V mode, or toggled to single-rail operation
  • Corsair Link Digital: Advanced desktop application lets users monitor and log fan speed, voltages and power consumption, as well as control fan speed and toggle the +12V rail from multi-rail to a single +12V rail
  • Seven year warranty: A guarantee of reliable operation that will last across several system builds
  • Suggested Retail Prices
    o 650W - $129.99 MSRP
    o 750W - $139.99 MSRP
    o 850W - $159.99 MSRP
    o 1000W - $189.99 MSRP
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23 Comments on Corsair Announces RMi Series 80 Plus Gold Smart PSU Series

#1
shilka
Yeah another new Corsair series, probably another mediocre overpriced CWT made platform.
Just stop it already Corsair is almost as bad as Thermaltake now when it comes to the amount of PSU series they have.
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#2
Caring1
At least they didn't name it the RMA ...
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#3
shilka
Caring1, post: 3290331, member: 153156"
At least they didn't name it the RMA ...
That would have been hilarious at least.
But at least they dont reuse the same name over and over again like Thermaltake does.

Its almost impossible to figure how the Thermaltake lineup works
Its a MESS!
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page680.htm
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#4
jonnyGURU
shilka, post: 3290299, member: 99461"
Yeah another new Corsair series, probably another mediocre overpriced CWT made platform.
Just stop it already Corsair is almost as bad as Thermaltake now when it comes to the amount of PSU series they have.
Your use of the word "probably" completely discredits you as someone that doesn't have any kind of biased. I hope people see you post and decide, "Hmm.. maybe this isn't someone I should be listening to for advice over at Overclock.net and everything he says is based on his inherent hate for Corsair."

Seriously... you know NOTHING about the product and assumes the worse. Fantastic.
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#5
shilka
jonnyGURU, post: 3290389, member: 38536"
Your use of the word "probably" completely discredits you as someone that doesn't have any kind of biased. I hope people see you post and decide, "Hmm.. maybe this isn't someone I should be listening to for advice over at Overclock.net and everything he says is based on his inherent hate for Corsair."

Seriously... you know NOTHING about the product and assumes the worse. Fantastic.
I would rather assume the worst and be surprised when its not then be disappointed
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#6
Chloe Price
What about the quality (build and caps)? At least AXi is excellent and HXi isn't bad either.
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#7
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
shilka, post: 3290299, member: 99461"
Yeah another new Corsair series, probably another mediocre overpriced CWT made platform.
Cosidering Corsair made their name with down-right awesome CWT units, assuming they are bad probably isn't a safe bet.
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#8
ZeDestructor
[LEFT]
shilka, post: 3290299, member: 99461"
Yeah another new Corsair series, probably another mediocre overpriced CWT made platform.
Just stop it already Corsair is almost as bad as Thermaltake now when it comes to the amount of PSU series they have.
newtekie1, post: 3290490, member: 20670"
Cosidering Corsair made their name with down-right awesome CWT units, assuming they are bad probably isn't a safe bet.
Considering CWT has a decent foothold in the server market, it will really boil down to how aggressive or lax the fan is in terms of cooling. We'll see when it gets in reviewers hands.

9700 Pro, post: 3290447, member: 123719"
What about the quality (build and caps)? At least AXi is excellent and HXi isn't bad either.
As for build quality, OklahomaWolf (yes, THAT OklahomaWolf, the very same one that explodes cheap shit for shits and giggles) over at jonnyguru.com detailed why he's no longer scoring negatively on Chinese caps. As he quite accurately pointed out, the capacitor plague was 15 years ago, and everyone has moved on to newer generation caps, to the point that he feels it's no longer an issue. Considering the state of the Teapos in my old-ass GS748Tv1 (2004 era, run for so long the fans seized) switch and the fact that said switch works just fine (if screechy), I'll happily agree with that line of reasoning. Sure, Japanese caps are probably a tad better, but we've thankfully moved on from things dropping dead left right and center.[/LEFT]
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#9
damric
jonnyGURU, post: 3290389, member: 38536"
Your use of the word "probably" completely discredits you as someone that doesn't have any kind of biased. I hope people see you post and decide, "Hmm.. maybe this isn't someone I should be listening to for advice over at Overclock.net and everything he says is based on his inherent hate for Corsair."

Seriously... you know NOTHING about the product and assumes the worse. Fantastic.
You sir, have no business calling out Shilka. Do you even have real electronics degree? You guys are a bunch of hacks and do half-assed reviews, especially you JG. It's no wonder you can't even afford to pay OKW a living wage.
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#10
ZeDestructor
damric, post: 3290773, member: 81583"
You sir, have no business calling out Shilka. Do you even have real electronics degree? You guys are a bunch of hacks and do half-assed reviews, especially you JG. It's no wonder you can't even afford to pay OKW a living wage.
Wut... pretty sure Jonny does given he works at Corsair designing Power Supplies? Can't vouch for that directly though...

As for myself, I know enough about analog and power electronics (from studying it for my degree) to get by and design a PSU. Sure, it would take me forever, and I'd probably shock myself a few times along way, and trip breakers.. maybe even a small fire for good measure, but I'd end up with something as well performing as an AXi, Superflower Leadex or Delta Platinum (since those would be my targets) for transient and ripple tests. Efficiency on the other hand.. above 70% is good enough for an amateur design as far as I'm concerned. It would also very likely exceed 1$/W....
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#11
damric
ZeDestructor, post: 3290782, member: 151464"
Wut... pretty sure Jonny does given he works at Corsair designing Power Supplies? Can't vouch for that directly though...
Yeah, ya think there might be a little bias there?
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#12
ZeDestructor
damric, post: 3290786, member: 81583"
Yeah, ya think there might be a little bias there?
Maybe. At the same time, Corsair has high enough standards that making fire hazards isn't an option either (barring failed PSUs). Besides, even if he were biased towards projects he contributed on, professionals are professionals, and after seeing the latest batch of Corsair RM, CS and CX PSUs from OkW at JG.com, I'm of the opinion that it's shilka who has a much stronger anti-Corsair bias. Sure, advising non-Corsair PSUs is great to keep the market wide open with plenty of competition, but at the same time, stuff like the CX is obviously not a bad PSU.

Seriously, the CX850M for example did 47°C in the hotbox just fine. If you ask me, it far outperformed it's spec given it's only rated for a miserly 30°C. Would I buy one? No, I have higher standards, and the money to pay for said higher standards. Would I call it garbage like shilka does? No, because it's really not. Hell, even the CX750M which shuts down at 39°C (rated at 30°C as well, I must add) is a decent PSU: it shuts down gracefully when it hits it limit instead of exploding or setting itself on fire like some others like Raidmax or Hercules.
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#13
damric
After seeing how many of these CWT units fail in the long term, I no longer take 1 day reviews with more than a grain of salt.

Too often this is the scenario I see (probably 5-10 times/week):

Customer complains that R9 290x is seemingly acting up, artifacting, shutting down, ect. Of course he powered it with a CX 750W because it's a Corsair! Corsair can do no wrong!
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#14
ZeDestructor
damric, post: 3290788, member: 81583"
After seeing how many of these CWT units fail in the long term, I no longer take 1 day reviews with more than a grain of salt.

Too often this is the scenario I see (probably 5-10 times/week):

Customer complains that R9 290x is seemingly acting up, artifacting, shutting down, ect. Of course he powered it with a CX 750W because it's a Corsair! Corsair can do no wrong!
Interesting.. I'd love to do some personal testing myself, but sadly I'm not made of money to buy a random CX750M and 290X. I'll happily do some testing in my dual GTX 670 desktop if you ship me one though.
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
@damric I do not believe for a second you have 5-10 people each week with faulty CX's, or even any Corsair, or any PSU if you're not selling them crap. If you do, make a proper case of it, with graphs, batch numbers, time of purchase, time of death, what problems they were having and what solved them. Then there might be something to discuss, but now you're just a random internet dude claiming magic happens.
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#16
damric
Frick, post: 3290809, member: 23907"
@damric I do not believe for a second you have 5-10 people each week with faulty CX's, or even any Corsair, or any PSU if you're not selling them crap. If you do, make a proper case of it, with graphs, batch numbers, time of purchase, time of death, what problems they were having and what solved them. Then there might be something to discuss, but now you're just a random internet dude claiming magic happens.
Ask and you shall recieve. Get ready.
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#17
shilka
ZeDestructor, post: 3290787, member: 151464"
Would I call it garbage like shilka does?.
That right there is flatout wrong if not an outright lie, i have never used the word garbage or otherwise about the CX series.

The worst i have used is mediocre and overrated, stop making things up.

I think its funny that you and others complain about what i have NOT said about the CX, but when anyone else bash it (which it does not deserve) no one says a thing.
I have multiple times had to defend to CX series when someone called it garbage trash or other such words.

If i hated Corsair or was biased would i defend them every time i saw anyone bash them when they dont deserve it?
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#18
ZeDestructor
shilka, post: 3291064, member: 99461"
That right there is flatout wrong if not an outright lie, i have never used the word garbage or otherwise about the CX series.

The worst i have used is mediocre and overrated, stop making things up.

I think its funny that you and others complain about what i have NOT said about the CX, but when anyone else bash it (which it does not deserve) no one says a thing.
I have multiple times had to defend to CX series when someone called it garbage trash or other such words.

If i hated Corsair or was biased would i defend them every time i saw anyone bash them when they dont deserve it?
I take that back then. My bad. Plenty of others sadly overstretch your analysis though, and, well, it does reflect and associate somewhat I'm afraid.

Still, your initial response was somewhat uncalled for, especially since nothing is known about them besides that they are an RM series with some monitoring added.
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#19
damric
I agree, Shilka isn't really a Corsair basher. I'm the one that does that. My beef with Corsair is the same beef I have with EVGA. They use a popular brand name to unload a ton of junk units, because let's face it, Corsair and EVGA fan boys will buy anything with the logo on it.

This RMi is the pinnacle of such behavior. Really Corsair is going to take a cheap CX unit, put a semi-passive fan on it and change the name to RM to charge you more, and now put some BS monitoring software on it and charge you even more money. How about remove all that unneeded crap and put some good capacitors in the secondary?
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#20
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
damric, post: 3291336, member: 81583"
This RMi is the pinnacle of such behavior. Really Corsair is going to take a cheap CX unit, put a semi-passive fan on it and change the name to RM to charge you more, and now put some BS monitoring software on it and charge you even more money. How about remove all that unneeded crap and put some good capacitors in the secondary?
Now you're just being silly.
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#21
ZeDestructor
damric, post: 3291336, member: 81583"
I agree, Shilka isn't really a Corsair basher. I'm the one that does that. My beef with Corsair is the same beef I have with EVGA. They use a popular brand name to unload a ton of junk units, because let's face it, Corsair and EVGA fan boys will buy anything with the logo on it.

This RMi is the pinnacle of such behavior. Really Corsair is going to take a cheap CX unit, put a semi-passive fan on it and change the name to RM to charge you more, and now put some BS monitoring software on it and charge you even more money. How about remove all that unneeded crap and put some good capacitors in the secondary?
Well, given the RMi is 80Plus Gold, I highly doubt they're using the CX platforms. CS maybe, but really, RM series being updated a bit is much more likely. That or a detuned HXi platform (itself basically a detuned AXi platform...).
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#22
damric
ZeDestructor, post: 3291597, member: 151464"
Well, given the RMi is 80Plus Gold, I highly doubt they're using the CX platforms. CS maybe, but really, RM series being updated a bit is much more likely. That or a detuned HXi platform (itself basically a detuned AXi platform...).
The HXi are CWT and the AXi are Flextronics though. I have an insider tip that says the RMi is going to be CWT anyway.
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#23
ZeDestructor
damric, post: 3292005, member: 81583"
The HXi are CWT and the AXi are Flextronics though. I have an insider tip that says the RMi is going to be CWT anyway.
Not too worried about it myself.. it's all gonna boil down to the fan curve for this one I think, and CWT aren't exactly unknowns or Powmax...
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