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Raidmax Introduces Efficient 600W PSU

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Raidmax, also known as a computer chassis provider, has begun selling a new 600 Watt PSU.

The RX-600AF is an upgrade over the also new 500AF (500 Watt) and promises to be energy efficient by converting up to 85 percent of the input electricity into usable energy.

According to the manufacturer, the PSU comes with an "eco-friendly white fan with the best thermal control efficiency", industrial grade protection circuitry that is designed to prevent damage from short-circuit protection, over-voltage protection, and over-power protection, as well as a turbo fan controller to enforce cooling. The RX-600AF supports ATX 12V2.2 version with the 80 Plus Bronze eco certification. Raidmax offers the PSU for a suggested retail price of $60.

The series also includes the recently launched RF-700AC, which carries the 80 Plus Bronze label as well, but delivers a total power of 700 Watt. The RF-700AC has a suggested retail price of $70, while the 500AF sells for $50.

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    Raidur , March 7, 2012 6:42 AM
    I know what your thinking...


    Oh... 85%...

    Ok, Raidmax!"
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    nikorr , March 7, 2012 7:11 AM
    They are selling at the right price.
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    joytech22 , March 7, 2012 7:30 AM
    kensingtronThanks for bringing this mundane piece of information to my attention. You have now consumed small peaces of life from thousands of readers that WE will never get back.

    This IS a computer and technology site, you know that right?
    Plus your not helping anyone by consuming small "PIECES" of people's intelligence with your spelling.

    Anyway back on topic, honestly until they build themselves a reputation for solid and reliable power supplies I won't buy from this brand. :(  I'm not saying they are bad, but I like to know a brand before I buy from them.
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    Anonymous , March 7, 2012 7:37 AM
    Raidmax PSU's are garbage.
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    theuniquegamer , March 7, 2012 7:48 AM
    Is this an ad or something? TBH there are a lot of good manufacturer like FSP,Seasonic making more better product than this ofcourse at a little higher price.
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    hellfire24 , March 7, 2012 8:04 AM
    Still i won't buy Raidmax psu.
    NOTE:I know most of the rosewill psus are crap but capstone series is good.a friend of mine runs 2500k,7950 xfire on 750w capstone unit.they highly recommended!
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    de5_Roy , March 7, 2012 8:08 AM
    never thought i'd read 'raidmax psu' and 'efficient' in the same sentence. 'raidmax psu' and 'busted', 'raidmax psu' and 'stay the !@#$ away', 'raidmax psu' and 'only if you have bottmline entry level components that never taxes your hardware and pray' - yes.
    anyway, the article made me chuckle. :) 
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    Yadhu , March 7, 2012 8:45 AM
    Raidmax! never heard of it
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    samuelspark , March 7, 2012 9:43 AM
    $1 for 10 watts... Seems cheap... too cheap...
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    bloodymaze , March 7, 2012 11:47 AM
    Raidmax: bringing you constant paperweights

    New slogan, kinda catchy :) 
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    supall , March 7, 2012 12:07 PM
    When someone wants to tout "efficient PSU", my very first thought is "80 Plus Platinum". Maybe that's just me.
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    cknobman , March 7, 2012 12:21 PM
    " the PSU comes with an eco-friendly white fan with the best thermal control efficiency"......

    WTF a white fan!!!! Those are so rare, I have heard that many manufacturers have had yield issues with these rare super efficient white fans. White makes all the difference, I gotta have one now!!!!!!

    /end sarcasm
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    icepick314 , March 7, 2012 12:43 PM
    did I miss something?

    why so much hate on Raidmax?
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    willard , March 7, 2012 12:54 PM
    From the Raidmax website:

    Our new RX-600AF PSU brings unheard of efficiency. By using small amounts of electricity to transform itself from a power supply into a brick, your computer will quickly enter a state where it is consuming no electricity at all! We believe our new Zero Current™ technology will pave the way for exciting new things to come, like our upcoming Ultra Black™ monitors, that simultaneously deliver class leading black levels and save electricity, by displaying a black screen at all times.

    Sounds nifty.
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    willard , March 7, 2012 12:54 PM
    icepick314did I miss something?why so much hate on Raidmax?

    Their PSUs aren't known for their quality, rather the lack thereof.
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    kenyee , March 7, 2012 1:02 PM
    who cares about 80+ Bronze nowadays? 80+ Gold is cheap enough...
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    memadmax , March 7, 2012 1:15 PM
    You get what you paid for.

    It sounds cheap, so......
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    vilenjan , March 7, 2012 1:42 PM
    Who is the actual PSU manufacturer?? CWT?
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    gsacks , March 7, 2012 2:32 PM
    How many Tom's readers would ever buy a Raidmax product?
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    Onus , March 7, 2012 2:47 PM
    Raidmax was the brand blown up 6/6 times at 75% load by Corsair in a rather humorous marketing video a few years ago. To me, they join Powmax and Coolmax under the generic reference "Chokemax." I won't believe this one is any different until HardwareSecrets, Jonnyguru, and/or HardOCP review it and indicate otherwise. Consider that the CM GX line, which is 80+ certified, was summarized by HardOCP as a "polished turd in a box," and I just won't trust this one until then.
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