Review: Corsair RM850x (2018) PSU - Now has 10 years Warranty

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    This is a lot.

    My HX850 had 8 years warranty and became unstable after 7 years. I contacted Corsair, explained them an issue and they sent me new HX850i PSU.
    Having 10 years insurance is pretty good.
     
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  3. Venix

    Venix Ancient Guru

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    10 years of warranty shows trust in their own product!
     
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  4. Raider0001

    Raider0001 Master Guru

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    they actually make them with top of the line japan made caps and stuff so they are a bit more expensive, as much as some platinums with short warranty
    in the other hand there are some seasonics with 12 years
     
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  5. Netherwind

    Netherwind Ancient Guru

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    Now, this is how you make a PSU!
     
  6. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    Damn my HX750i is only 7 years... luckily:

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  7. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    I cant get HX750i to start spinning at default profile either. And so while fully passive it only goes to 45 Celsius with system fully gaming loaded (cca 300W). I LOVE IT :D
     
  8. Embra

    Embra Maha Guru

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    Been using this PSU for 2+ years now and have been very happy.
     
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    allesclar Ancient Guru

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    Good review, thanks Hilbert.

    Nice good quality build PSU.
     
  10. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    My RMx 750w says hello... This thing will probably outstay all other components in my rig besides maybe my drives.. :p
     
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  11. maikai

    maikai Maha Guru

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    I'm glad to see Corsair extending their warranties on their more mainstream PSU's as they are usually in stock at my local Best Buy. I have an EVGA with a 10 year warranty and its a good thing too because I am actually in the middle of an RMA on it as it is suffering power fluctuations atm and I purchased it back in 2013
     
  12. wavetrex

    wavetrex Maha Guru

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    Hilbert, what's your opinion about computers that are on 24/7 and are doing something (slow) in the background all the time, like a media server/file-server and/or providing some other services without a videocard (for example, command line game servers)
    Would the move beyond bronze/gold make any sense in that case ?

    Most of these modern PSU's are very efficient at 50%, but what about at 20% ? isn't the difference from Bronze/Silver to Platinum more noticeable ?
     
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    If it is idle most of the time , not worth it , that is also reason why you don't have platinum or titanium models below 600-700W it simply is not worth it , HTPC and similar devices that are using up to 200-300W are loosing so little power due inefficiency ( maybe up to 5W total) that is not worth the trouble and expense to go with higher efficiency PSU.
     
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  14. KissSh0t

    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Just reminded me to look at how old my HX650 is and turns out I got it in 2010 and it had a 7 year warranty... and.. it's still going strong.

    Corsair make pretty darn good PSU's
     
  15. insp1re2600

    insp1re2600 Maha Guru

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    was a bit confused when i saw this review, as iv had this psu with the 10 year warranty for around 5 months now in the uk. im presuming its the same model?

    also the first page mentions corsair link capability, but this one doesn't offer it afaik.
     
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  16. Doesn't seasonic and channel well make these for corsair??
     
  17. jura11

    jura11 Ancient Guru

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    I think or looks like CWT is making these PSU

    http://www.orionpsudb.com/corsair

    Hope this helps

    Thanks, Jura
     
  18. maikai

    maikai Maha Guru

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    It seems to be different dimensions of the PSU itself as well as a different connection layout and cables
    Also the only mention I see of link, is in your comment?
    https://s7.**********/no3oiwemz/Untitled.jpg
     
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    Corsair has been making really nice/reliable (higher end) PSU's for a couple of years now, they mostly use good components, and they give out long warranty's which shows their confidence in the products they make.

    No issues with my RM1000i in about 3 years now, has been swapped around in different PC's and setups, never an issue :)
     

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