Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Corsair Announces the RMx Series Power Supplies

Corsair, the most awarded and recommended PC power supply brand in the world1, today announced the release of its new RMx Series of 80 Plus Gold certified PC power supplies, continuing Corsair's legacy of delivering superior power to drive today's most demanding high performance PCs. Boasting 80 Plus Gold efficiency, silent Zero-RPM fan mode, fully modular cables and premium components throughout, the RMx series offers the high-end features needed to power an enthusiast PC at a fantastic price. The RMx series of PSUs is available immediately in 550W, 650W, 750W, 850W and 1000W capacities.

The new RMx Series PSUs provide the extremely high-quality electrical performance and tight voltage regulation that discerning enthusiast's demand, using only industry-leading 105°C rated Japanese capacitors and specifically selected premium components to ensure long-term reliability and stability under even the most demanding conditions. Their high quality components also allows RMx PSUs to deliver power at 80 Plus Gold rated efficiency of up to 90% or better, generating less heat and lowering operating costs.
The RMx's custom 140 mm rifle-bearing cooling fan benefits from Corsair's Zero-RPM Fan Mode, only turning the fan on when necessary and allowing RMx to deliver its power virtually silently at low and medium load levels. Fully modular connectors mean PC builders only need to install the cables their system needs and with Corsair's wide range of optional cable accessories, RMx's cables can easily be made to match the system color scheme of your choice.

Every PSU in the RMx range is backed by Corsair's comprehensive 7-year warranty and Corsair's world-wide customer support network.

Specifications
  • 80 PLUS Gold certified: Up to 90% or better efficiency for less excess heat and lower operating costs.
  • 100% all Japanese 105°C capacitors: Premium internal components ensure excellent electrical performance and long term reliability, even at 50°C ambient temperatures.
  • Zero RPM Fan Mode: Virtually silent operation at low and medium loads.
  • Fully Modular: Only use the cables you need for tidy builds and improved system airflow.
  • Seven year warranty: A reassuring guarantee of reliability that will last over several system builds.
  • Suggested Retail Prices:
    o 550W - $109.99
    o 650W - $119.99
    o 750W - $129.99
    o 850W - $149.99
    o 1000W - $179.99
Availability
The RMx series of computer power supplies will be available from Corsair's worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors in September 2015.
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20 Comments on Corsair Announces the RMx Series Power Supplies

#1
RazrLeaf
So what's the difference between the RMx series and the original RM series?
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#2
RyanK
Is this specific unit still being manufactured by channel well? I feel like its sort of misleading to call corsair the number one power supply brand, as they aren't a manufacturer.
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#3
cssniper
rm series have a warrenty of 5 years,rmx 7 years
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
RazrLeaf, post: 3350960, member: 150702"
So what's the difference between the RMx series and the original RM series?
sounds like a rebranding.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
RyanK, post: 3350961, member: 155603"
Is this specific unit still being manufactured by channel well? I feel like its sort of misleading to call corsair the number one power supply brand, as they aren't a manufacturer.
#1 Seasonic - Seasonic makes a lot of Corsair's higher-end PSUs, In some cases its even a straight up rebadge between their products.

#2 Enermax - Because who doesnt love Enermax amirite? Great PSUs but more often then not rather pricey

#3 Antec - Cuz they are stronk PSUs. great value for money aswell especially around the 550-650w range.
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#6
mascotzel
RMx are based on the RMi, while missing some features to make it slightly cheaper :
- a 135mm rifle-bearing spinner instead of a 140mm fluid-bearing found in the RMi.
- Corsair link
- fan test button
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#7
mascotzel
mascotzel, post: 3350981, member: 58756"
- a 135mm rifle-bearing spinner instead of a 140mm fluid-bearing found in the RMi.
information taken from the Hexus review
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#8
natr0n
OEM Is prob seasonic or channel well
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#9
Fx
I usually buy the HX series, but lately I have been using EVGA SuperNOVAs. I am looking forward to the reviews.
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#10
okidna
natr0n, post: 3350983, member: 102496"
OEM Is prob seasonic or channel well
They're back with CWT. The 1st gen RM series were Chicony made, the 2nd gen are CWT, and know RMx back with CWT again.
And AFAIK it's been a long time since Corsair uses Seasonic as OEM for their new series, the last Seasonic unit were AX units (AX760 & AX860) from a long time ago (2012 if I remember correctly).

Now most of their high end units are built by either CWT (RM, RMi, RMx, HXi) or Flextronics (AXi).
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#11
horik
I have an RM750 PSU and i feel it gets preety hot till the fan starts spinning, maybe RMx fan will start earlyer.
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#12
Fx
DeathtoGnomes, post: 3350966, member: 151150"
sounds like a rebranding.
According to the review at Kit Guru:

The RMx units are supplementary to the RMi series – both have 80 Plus Gold Certification and are modular, however the RMx series do not have Corsair Link Support which will enable the company to hit slightly more competitive price points.
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#13
Kursah
FreedomEclipse, post: 3350972, member: 38411"
#1 Seasonic - Seasonic makes a lot of Corsair's higher-end PSUs, In some cases its even a straight up rebadge between their products.

#2 Enermax - Because who doesnt love Enermax amirite? Great PSUs but more often then not rather pricey

#3 Antec - Cuz they are stronk PSUs. great value for money aswell especially around the 550-650w range.
I agree except for Antec, they're nice PSU's sure... yet my experience with their PSU's has been horrible. Out of 10 PSU's I've deployed in the last 3 years from them, all but 2 have failed. The most recent was a private customer, it fried their MB too. I find it hard to recommend Antec when other PSU brands like EVGA provide a great value and have proven far more reliable in the field for me in recent years. I don't think Antec PSU quality matches what it was even 5 years ago sadly.

All brand have good and bad...but in my experience Antec has been especially bad.

Corsair has been excellent...I've had one fail out of dozens of deployments. My now quite old HX750 is still running like a boss in my main rig. I like these new PSU's and will likely go with one of these should my HX ever give up the smoke.

:toast:
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#14
iSkylaker
Does it fix the GTX 970 coil whine issue?
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#15
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
iSkylaker, post: 3351103, member: 157507"
Does it fix the GTX 970 coil whine issue?
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#16
Darksword
Are these better than their HX line?
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#17
DeathtoGnomes
FreedomEclipse, post: 3350972, member: 38411"
#1 Seasonic - Seasonic makes a lot of Corsair's higher-end PSUs, In some cases its even a straight up rebadge between their products.

#2 Enermax - Because who doesnt love Enermax amirite? Great PSUs but more often then not rather pricey

#3 Antec - Cuz they are stronk PSUs. great value for money aswell especially around the 550-650w range.
whats a stronk? :laugh::laugh::laugh:

I was looking to buy a 1000i corsair too, glad to know I'd be choosing something good, without knowing that I knew that ahead of time, or didnt.
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#18
FreedomEclipse
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Darksword, post: 3351160, member: 128114"
Are these better than their HX line?
Having owned multiple HX PSUs and built many a machine for other people using them. No.......

the HX line is only rated at 80 PLUS SILVER certification. These RM's should be a bit more power efficient.
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#19
wolar
FreedomEclipse, post: 3350972, member: 38411"
#1 Seasonic - Seasonic makes a lot of Corsair's higher-end PSUs, In some cases its even a straight up rebadge between their products.

#2 Enermax - Because who doesnt love Enermax amirite? Great PSUs but more often then not rather pricey

#3 Antec - Cuz they are stronk PSUs. great value for money aswell especially around the 550-650w range.
Don't forget superflower, which i put under seasonic (evga g2's based on superflower's leadex gold)

Edit: Also i agree with Kursah , i wouldn't get antec power supply's , i believe seasonic is the best because most of it if not all of their power supply's are top notch, enermax can deliver that but at higher cost's , ofcourse there are other brands/manuf like superflower(leadex), be quiet's high end(p10 i think), evga's g2's or corsairs hx-ax, xfx(especially black line or XTR , based on seasonic almost all of their PSU's) etc. that are worth looking.
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#20
emissary42
FreedomEclipse, post: 3351301, member: 38411"
the HX line is only rated at 80 PLUS SILVER certification. These RM's should be a bit more power efficient.
Latest Gen HX is 80plus Gold (CP-9020030, CP-9020031, CP-9020032, CP-9020033) and HXi is 80plus Platinum even (CP-9020070, CP-9020072, CP-9020073, CP-9020074).
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