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What can I do with a PSU in iCUE?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

 

I have seen that some Corsair PSUs are compatible with iCUE, but what could I actually do with thise PSUs in iCUE?

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1 minute ago, Gol_D_Chris said:

 

Hello,

 

If I remember what I read on Corsair website. You can switch from multiral to single rail, monitor temp, wattage and fan RPM. Only on the "i" series so AXi, HXi and RMi.


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Not much interesting.

From the Corsair RMi manual:

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, minibois said:

Not much interesting.

From the Corsair RMi manual:

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So it's basically a "Nice-to-have" thing, but absolutely not necessary

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Just now, Gol_D_Chris said:

So it's basically a "Nice-to-have" thing, but absolutely not necessary

Exactly.

I have a Corsair RMx PSU and never had the inclination to adjust the fan speed (as it has a good curve on its own), thus I also trust it (with its default fan speed) to remain cool so I don't feel the need to check on the temperature.

Plus I am just not enough into my PC to have a need to switch from multi- to singlerail operation or vice versa.

 

The efficiency would be cool to see, but not really necessary either.

 

I wouldn't pay more for a PSU with those features, but if - for example - an RMX was the same price as an RMi, I wouldn't say no to it either.


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"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking off"

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1 minute ago, Morco said:

exactly.

Well, I was deciding between the RM (2019, 92€) and RMx (2018, 113€) series when I found out about the iCUE compatible PSUs [RMi (2015, 136€)], but those 44€/23€ are probably to much just for a nice gimmick

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4 minutes ago, Gol_D_Chris said:

Well, I was deciding between the RM (2019, 92€) and RMx (2018, 113€) series when I found out about the iCUE compatible PSUs [RMi (2015, 136€)], but those 44€/23€ are probably to much just for a nice gimmick

These PSU's will do  equally well, with the differences only being technicals and not impacting usage.

Technically in terms of PSU quality it's: RMi is best, then RMX then RM (2019). 

But that makes sense with the pricing too. The main advantage of the RMi is the switching from multi- to singlerail, but that is not something most people will have to worry about


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"I wish I could find a way to end the pain, other than the way I keep thinking off"

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I would want to know is single, strong rail really good idea. I have Seasonic Prime gold PSU and I'm using hotplug very often. When I had connected main drive and hotswap enclosure to the single cable, it freezes my system while new drive was plugged in (sometimes). Switching to separate cable solves that problem. I wonder if it's Seasonic problem or something that all PSU has. I always thought that single, strong power rail is the best idea, but I'm not sure about that anymore.

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