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Corsair Unveils New RM-Series PSUs

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Out with the old, in with the new.

Corsair this week added a brand new line of power supplies to its product portfolio. Dubbed the RM series, this line includes six new models of PSU and will replace the Corsair's TX series. The RM series adds improved monitoring capability, as well as 80 PLUS Gold rated energy efficiency. These new PSUs are also quieter than those in the TX series. They feature low-noise capacitors and transformers and a Zero RPM Fan mode that only spins the PSU fan under the heaviest loads.

The RM1000 model comes with a Corsair Digital Bridge cable, which is optional with other models. All of the RM series PSUs come with low-profile black cables, but customers can also opt for individually sleeved cable kits in an array of colors. The line spans 450W to 1000W and ranges from $99.99 to $199.99 in price. Corsair is promising energy efficiency up to 90 percent (92 percent on 230 AC). Check the different models below:

ModelContinuous PowerSuggested Retail Price (US)
RM450450 watts$99.99
RM550550 watts$109.99
RM650650 watts$119.99
RM750750 watts$129.99
RM850850 watts$159.99
RM10001000 watts$199.99

No word on specific dates for release but Corsair is promising September availability, so keep an eye out.

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    bee144 , September 16, 2013 7:47 AM
    I'm trusting Corsair less and less after their whole Corsair Link fiasco...
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    cliffro , September 16, 2013 8:10 AM
    These are already available on Newegg, and have been at least for a week.
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    robotsneedhugs2 , September 16, 2013 9:34 AM
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    I'm trusting Corsair less and less after their whole Corsair Link fiasco...


    Can you provide a link? I've never heard of this.
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    Montezuma , September 16, 2013 10:24 AM
    It took me all of four seconds to search out what I am guessing that "bee144" was referring to: http://www.overclock.net/t/1324891/corsair-deny-all-knowledge-ax1200i-software-broken-probably-applies-to-ax860i-and-ax760i-as-well

    I have an AX860i, and I regret spending the money on it. The monitor doesn't work.
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    jimmysmitty , September 16, 2013 8:39 PM
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    It took me all of four seconds to search out what I am guessing that "bee144" was referring to: http://www.overclock.net/t/1324891/corsair-deny-all-knowledge-ax1200i-software-broken-probably-applies-to-ax860i-and-ax760i-as-well

    I have an AX860i, and I regret spending the money on it. The monitor doesn't work.


    If you bought the AX860i solely for the Corsair Link technology then you shouldn't have bought it and instead bought the AX860. Same PSU, just no Link Software.

    Corsairs AX series are extremely good PSUs with really good voltages across the board and great efficiency (it is a Platinum after all). The link software is meh honestly as the best benefit is to monitor the voltages.

    As for the software, probably a bug and might be different per system or OS>

    I do like how the link you provided had some screen shots stating "Sponsored by Seasonic/CM".
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    Hutchinman , September 16, 2013 8:42 PM
    All of this info and yet they forget to mention that all the PSUs are Fully Modular. That is a pretty bad oversight, but probably accidental and easily forgiven. Come on Jane! Add the info. Your readers deserve to know!
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    jimmysmitty , September 17, 2013 6:12 PM
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    All of this info and yet they forget to mention that all the PSUs are Fully Modular. That is a pretty bad oversight, but probably accidental and easily forgiven. Come on Jane! Add the info. Your readers deserve to know!


    While it should have been in the specs, I think the picture does a good job at showing that it is fully modular.
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    Hutchinman , September 17, 2013 7:01 PM
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    All of this info and yet they forget to mention that all the PSUs are Fully Modular. That is a pretty bad oversight, but probably accidental and easily forgiven. Come on Jane! Add the info. Your readers deserve to know!


    While it should have been in the specs, I think the picture does a good job at showing that it is fully modular.


    Except the majority wouldn't recognize that fact. She needs to write for everyone not just the tech savvy.
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    jonnyguru , September 19, 2013 11:15 AM
    AX and AXi are NOT the same power supply. The AX is based on a Seasonic Platinum platform. The AXi is a proprietary fully digital unit from Flrextronics.

    http://www.corsair.com/us/blog/understanding-the-corsair-digital-axi-series-power-supplies/

    As for the Link software not working, go on the Corsair forums and get the newest version. Not to deny that some people may have had some problems, but I for one have never had a problem with the Link software:

    http://www.corsair.com/blog/using-corsair-link-to-monitor-a-corsair-ax860i-digital-atxpsus-power-output-temperature-and-fan-speed/

    http://www.corsair.com/us/blog/using-a-axi-series-psu-and-corsair-links-power-tab-with-different-configurations-to-determine-power-usage-during-different-tasks/
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    bignastyid , October 8, 2013 9:31 AM
    When I got my AX1200i the Corsair link software was buggy and did crash my system, but I think it was still in beta. I waited a couple months and downloaded the latest version and haven't had a single problem with it since.