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CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92
  • Full Modular
  • 80 PLUS GOLD Certified
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Ralph R.
  • 4/20/2015 1:50:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot for all situations

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: + A good value modular gold efficiency PSU.
+ Good customer support

Cons: -Not for all builds. This PSU appears to suffer the same problem previously acknowledge by Corsair regarding "Potential thermal issue with RM750 and RM850". Specifically, the fan is only modulated by load, not heat. I installed it in my Rosewill U2 with a 92mm CPU fan and 120mm chassis fan. My efficient system never draws more than 100W, so the PSU fan never spins up, but some ambient heat causes the thermistor circuit to shut the PSU down. Corsair was quick to suggest I invert the PSU so hot air would not enter the PSU. However, the U2 bolts are asymmetric preventing this. At that point Corsair were quick to offer a RMA.

Other Thoughts: I was impressed by Corsair's responsiveness. I think this works with most cases, but not those where the PSU vent is directly above the CPU.

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  • KEVIN H.
  • 10/9/2014 7:10:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDied only after a few weeks.

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Worked out of the box, easy hookup and I like the modular cables.

Cons: Died after a few weeks, power supply tester indicates the 12.2v is out.

Other Thoughts: Got this power supply because I have used Corsair products in the past and had good luck with them. I was going to replace it with another unit but after reading some of the other reviews here I think I will take a look at a different brand for replacement.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We're sorry to hear that your RM450 stopped working. If you would like a replacement, please contact us by submitting a ticket at corsair.force.com or calling us at 888-222-4346 and we'll be more than happy to help you.

Thank you,
Corsair Customer Support
Corsair Support Email: support@corsair.com
Corsair Support Phone Number: 888-222-4346

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  • Matthew F.
  • 8/9/2014 5:46:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied young

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Cut my idle power consumption by 15% off my already-efficient power supply. Even better than I was hoping for.

Cons: Died horribly after a week.

Other Thoughts: I've always been irritated by low reviews from people whose product happened to be a dud -- there are always a few defective units. But the manner of failure -- a muzzy ba-wangggg from the sound card, the smell of ozone, black char on the inside of the case -- it just felt unsafe. So much that I chose to eat the loss and not return the unit for a replacement. Reverted to my trusty 8-year-old power supply. I would not feel comfortable leaving this model on and unattended lest it fail even harder.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/13/2014 1:28:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect for my needs

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Very quiet at low loads (no noise until ~150W); reliable function; 5 year warranty; high efficiency; reasonably priced; fully modular; good looking for a PSU

Cons: Fan doesn't kick in often, but it's definitely noticeable when it does; modular cables too long and too stiff for optimal ITX use (although, what is? Maybe Silverstone Strider with short cable kit?)

Other Thoughts: Fan seems to kick in at around 150-200W after some use in a small ITX box. My computer's peak load is at ~150W (i5 3450, 750 Ti, 16GB memory, 256GB SSD+1TB 2.5" HDD, B75 chipset), so that means it only kicks in during an intense gaming session. Also, for that guy who says he can't get a replacement due to warranty running out--this thing came out last year. Warranty is 5 years. I don't think you've got this thing for five years.

Also, make sure this thing gets good ventilation. Running it passively most of the times means it's going to be cooking itself with higher-than-optimal temperature compared to your normal PSUs due to, you know, fan not running. Putting fan vents pointing to the top might not be a bad idea.

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  • Roman M.
  • 3/14/2014 11:12:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth/Fully Modular

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: This power supply has many good features

Features
Active PFC
Fully Modular
80 PLUS GOLD Certified

I love the way the fan is nice and quite.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Reason why i went for 450w

I have this power supply running in a single GPU tower.
Specs:

Tower:: NZXT Full Tower
CPU:: i7 2600k
GPU:: GTX 660 TI Super Clock 3GB
RAM:: G-Skill Rip-Jaw's X 16GB (8-8-8-24)
SSD:: SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB (Run's Window's)
HDD:: Seagate 1TB - 7200RPM - 64MB (2x) {Raid 1}
Motherboard:: ASUS Z68

Reason why 450W and not 450W++

Tested with (P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor)
Watts Per/H

Max:: 330W-360W (BurnLn Test) **NOT RECOMMENDED**
Gaming:: 290W-320W (GTA-5/Crysis-2-3/etc...)
Normal:: USE 200w-250w (Word/youtube/Movies/etc...)
Idle:: 120W-140W (AFK)

Conclusion:
Power Supply's are are most efficient from 20%+ loads...
450W's fits perfect for this build. Any other build will need a different power supply to maximize efficiency.


* Burn testing PC's should only be tested by people who know what they are doing.

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  • Vortice S.
  • 3/11/2014 3:37:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDissapointed

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: The Powersupply works and is quite

Cons: Not Corsair's typical quality. I use all Corsair products when I can, and I do not think this device is up to Corsairs build quality. Cables and to be forced into the ports on the Powersupply and on the mother board. They do not fit well a all.

Other Thoughts: I love corsair products. I know the RM series is not Corsairs top of the line system, but I did expect the same build quality from corsair. I just expected that there would be less features.

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  • Sammuel R.
  • 1/7/2014 8:42:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Reliability, Quiet, Relatively Poor Life Span

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: This Unit is easily reliable, the wattage is enough to power the few things I needed most and then some. It stays quiet even after ~20 hours uptime.

Cons: The short life span is what knocks the eggs. I've had the unit for a little more than a month, and already it shorted out in a big burst. This happened After the Warranty expired, so no free replacements here :c

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  • Sammuel R.
  • 1/7/2014 7:15:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Reliability, Rather short Life Span

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: It's modular, which adds in plenty of options for compatibility. I've not found much use aside from the norm.

Cons: Shortly after the month I've had it, darn then went ahead and shorted out. Not sure why, I wasn't even close to using the 450 wattage it was able to provide.

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  • Bryan C.
  • 11/4/2013 7:21:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRobust PSU

This review is from: CORSAIR RM Series RM450 450W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Connections for wide variety of power need.

NOT hard-wired.

All cables provided

Cons: Limited instructions, however this is JUST a PSU.

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