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Has anyone ever used this Corsair PSU? Is it one I can trust?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey everyone!

 

I got a new PSU today because my prebuilt computer that I bought in 2018 came with a generic, no name brand and I didn’t trust it so I wanted to replace it.

 

My question is: Has anyone used this PSU before? If not, have you heard anything about it? I don’t know much about PSUs so I wanted to check with the community before I opened it so I could return it if I picked a bad one.

 

Any info is appreciated. 


Thanks! :)

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So good that it's absolutely overkill


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Off the top of my head I'm trying to remember if the PSU in my server is the 850RMx or RMi. Can't recall but it's a solid unit. Do recommend.


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17 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Has anyone used this PSU before?

you are a silly man, blake


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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37 minutes ago, Fasauceome said:

you are a silly man, blake

What do you mean? I’m not trying to be silly. I’m still a newbie to PC tinkering so if my questions seem silly it’s due to me honestly not knowing. 

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42 minutes ago, Windows7ge said:

Off the top of my head I'm trying to remember if the PSU in my server is the 850RMx or RMi. Can't recall but it's a solid unit. Do recommend.

Oh ok thanks! :)

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That's one of Corsair's midrange PSU's, but it's certainly better than a no-name PSU from a pre-built computer.
 

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18 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

What do you mean? I’m not trying to be silly. I’m still a newbie to PC tinkering so if my questions seem silly it’s due to me honestly not knowing. 

He's being condescending instead of helpful. To translate into something that someone who isn't arrogant can understand, you did pretty good for a PSU. Should be able to carry you through for years to come.


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23 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

What do you mean? I’m not trying to be silly. I’m still a newbie to PC tinkering so if my questions seem silly it’s due to me honestly not knowing. 

just that it's a rather expensive PSU from a very well known brand, you should expect at least a few people to have had their hands on it

 

4 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

He's being condescending instead of helpful. To translate into something that someone who isn't arrogant

is joke. Not that I could have added any more useful info than those who already contributed anyway.


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Just now, Fasauceome said:

is joke

Yeah, he obviously needs help in wondering if he did good on a PSU buy, but rather than being helpful, you made a bad joke. 👏


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7 minutes ago, handymanshandle said:

Yeah, he obviously needs help in wondering if he did good on a PSU buy, but rather than being helpful, you made a bad joke. 👏

gonna go out on a limb and say I didn't really get in the way of anything, but OP can be the judge of that

 

@GamerBlake did I ruin your thread or are we good


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Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

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Hi Blake!

I dont have that unit, but i still use my RM1000 from 2014 and it is awesome.

Corsair is a good brand with many great products

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, handymanshandle said:

He's being condescending instead of helpful. To translate into something that someone who isn't arrogant can understand, you did pretty good for a PSU. Should be able to carry you through for years to come.

Oh ok, thanks for the help! :) I read that some PSUs can be dangerous not just for components but that they can actually start fires and stuff so I wanted to check if I have a high quality one before I put it in.

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4 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

gonna go out on a limb and say I didn't really get in the way of anything, but OP can be the judge of that

 

@GamerBlake did I ruin your thread or are we good

No it’s ok.

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31 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Oh ok, thanks for the help! :) I read that some PSUs can be dangerous not just for components but that they can actually start fires and stuff so I wanted to check if I have a high quality one before I put it in.

Check the PSU Tier List (in my signature, below). Pretty much anything above Tier B will be good.


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29 minutes ago, LienusLateTips said:

Check the PSU Tier List (in my signature, below). Pretty much anything above Tier B will be good.

Hmm I don’t see mine on that list though.

 

However I did just install the PSU and it turns out I got an RMx made in 2017 rather than an upgraded one from 2018 or later. The 2018 one is 20mm smaller and has other minor performance increases so I feel kinda bummed about that since I bought it on Amazon and didn’t think they’d send me one made over 2 years ago. 😞 
 

I was expecting a V2 850RMx. 🤷🏻‍♂️ 

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51 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

However I did just install the PSU and it turns out I got an RMx made in 2017 rather than an upgraded one from 2018 or later. The 2018 one is 20mm smaller and has other minor performance increases so I feel kinda bummed about that since I bought it on Amazon and didn’t think they’d send me one made over 2 years ago.

What are the first four digits of the serial number on the unit/box?

The picture of the box you posted in the first post is the RMx 2018 version. You can tell by the size of the unit and the layout of the modular panel. For comparison here are some photos of the original RMx model https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/psu/86723-corsair-rm850x/


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19 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

you are a silly man, blake

18 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

gonna go out on a limb and say I didn't really get in the way of anything, but OP can be the judge of that

 

@GamerBlake did I ruin your thread or are we good

 

I can be the judge of that. You were needlessly being a bit of a dick. Don't.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 hours ago, Spotty said:

What are the first four digits of the serial number on the unit/box?

The picture of the box you posted in the first post is the RMx 2018 version. You can tell by the size of the unit and the layout of the modular panel. For comparison here are some photos of the original RMx model https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/psu/86723-corsair-rm850x/

I already put the unit in so I’m not sure but I know it’s the old model because it says it’s 160mm long and the new 2018 V2 one is 140mm long.

 

Also on the box it says “Corsair TM 2017”.

 

 

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5 hours ago, GamerBlake said:

I already put the unit in so I’m not sure but I know it’s the old model because it says it’s 160mm long and the new 2018 V2 one is 140mm long.

 

Also on the box it says “Corsair TM 2017”.

Dimensions

150mm x 86mm x 160mm

 

The new one is 160mm long. The fan in it is 135mm so there's no way the unit is 140mm.


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On 11/23/2019 at 7:37 AM, LienusLateTips said:

Check the PSU Tier List (in my signature, below). Pretty much anything above Tier B will be good.

eh... not exactly how I'd say it... but alright


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1 hour ago, LukeSavenije said:

eh... not exactly how I'd say it... but alright

im going through posts as fast as i can here to attempt to at least get to 16969 by feb 28 ok


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