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CORSAIR RMx RM1000X 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Nvidia Sli ready and crossfire support Power Supply
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Pros: CORSAIR RMx Series RM1000X 1000W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply


Two black soft cloth Velcro sealed storage bags imprinted with the Corsair logo are included. One for the unit and another for the cables. The storage bags are convenient for keeping the cables in one easy place to store away and find when needed. The unit is sturdily built with a black matte-like finish with the light grey Corsair logo and RM1000x displayed on each side. The fully modular design allows for minimum cable clutter and provides a modern as well as a clean, eye-pleasing look.

I installed the unit using a spare computer and ran some simple tests. The up time was idle, so the fan never came on.. I checked the BIOS utility for voltage outputs from the motherboard. +12v was steady at 12.192v. The +5v was also completely steady during the test at 5.040v in the BIOS voltage monitor utility. The +3.3v was 3.328v and showed minuscule fractional fluctuation at times during the test. After thirty minutes the unit accumulated no heat at all to touch. My test computer happened to be the only computer I had available, an ASUS H61 micro board I had been using recently to test out Windows 10.. Hardly the powerhouse system the RM1000x is capable of powering. My unit performed flawlessly during installation and during the tests I ran. At any rate, the RM1000x provides a single +12V line rated @t 83A . The +5v line provides 25A as well as the 3.3v line being rated at 25A.


Being 80 PLUS Gold certified means the unit will produce at minimum 90% efficiency under 50% load so very little energy is wasted using this power supply. In addition, the RM1000x's built in active PFC insures AC input voltages with 99% accuracy. To add to it's impressive capabilities, the unit is designed with Corsair's latest built in over/under voltage protection, over power protect and short circuit protection as well as over temp protection. Zero RPM Fan Mode is a great design feature providing silent operation up to 40% load. The RM1000x is backed by Corsair's great seven year limited parts and service warranty.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I maintain three security camera servers running 24/7 365 for many years. I have upgraded or rebuilt the systems many times over the years. In addition I have a computer set up as a network server to utilize our online digital x-ray equipment. This network server is an important part of our business network. It is vital to conducting day to day business. I use the highest quality power supply I can afford. Power like this is a bit overkill for our server needs, but with the RM1000x and all of it's built in power saving features at minimum we could save money on the electric bill should we install this in one of the full time business servers. I use high quality power supplies currently and would not hesitate to use the RMx 1000w in our specialized 'must have' servers. Also, with all the computers we have running in our business not hearing the annoying fan noise alone is worth the upgrade to me. My current power supplies are not noiseless, so it's a thought. The Corsair RM1000x would be an upgrade for our computers. I would mention this unit is 'fairly' large, not overly, but could possibly be a cramped-for-space fit in some of the micro cases I have.


Gold Certified, 1000w of power to work with. Outstanding efficiency ratings, sharp-looking cutting edge state-of-the-art technology goes into this PSU. Legendary Corsair performance and style. Seven year warranty. Power, looks and dependability. So much to like.

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ASUS Z97-AR-R LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Certified - Grade A
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Pros: Benched or Bread Boarded using a Celeron 1820. Booted right into BIOS. BIOS version 2501 is installed from factory. A bit confusing because Ver. 2601 is listed as the latest BIOS with no mention of preinstalled Ver. 2501 on the ASUS support website. Also Z97-A support page lists no version 2501, but only up to Ver. 2401, with no newer versions available? A bit confusing. I hesitated to install the BIOS version 2601 available on the ASUS support page for the Z97-AR. I did not see BIOS version 2601 available from ASUS support for the Z97-A versions of this board.

Booted into BIOS first try with the Celeron 1820. Note there are no VGA or PCI ports on this board. A HDMI port is available on the back panel.

Professionally packaged and factory sealed. Install CD, SATA cables, SLI bridge, etc. included. ASUS product description says, 'Grade A'. Not sure what that means exactly, but I was pleased with the care taken to make everything in the box look like time was taken to make this board a pleasure to receive. Discounted price is great too. Great for a premium ASUS Z97 board.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Recommended and would buy again at the discounted price.

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CORSAIR RMx RM850X 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Nvidia Sli ready and crossfire support Power Supply
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Pros: CORSAIR RM850X 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply


Packaged nicely the unit itself has it's own black soft cloth drawstring carry/storage bag. The cables are stored in their own seperate flexible black canvas velcro sealed storage bag. Both bags have the white Corsair logo and are great for keeping the cables in one easy place to find when needed. The unit itself is sturdily built and sports a black matte-like finish with light grey Corsair logo and RM850 displayed on each side. The fully modular design allows for minimum cable clutter and provides a clean modern look.

I installed then unit in a spare computer and tested it out. Powered right up and with totally silent operation! After thirty minutes the unit accumulated no heat at all to touch. A lot of the run time was idle, so the fan never came on.. The unit was never stressed enough to cause the cooling fan to come on and stayed totally silent the entire time. The RMX850X offers a single +12v line rated at 70A. The +5v line provides 25A as well as the 3.3v line rated at 25A. I checked the system's BIOS utility for voltage outputs from the motherboard. +12v =12.14v, +5v=5.04 in BIOS utility. The voltages were absolutely steady with zero fluctuation at any time.


Being 80 PLUS Gold certified means the unit will produce at minimusm 90% efficiency under 50% load so very little energy is wasted using this power supply. In addition, the RM850X's built in active PFC insures AC input voltages with 99% accuracy. To add to it's impressive capabilities, the unit is designed with Corsair's latest built in over/under voltage protection, over power protect as well as over temp protection. Zero RPM Fan Mode is a great design feature providing silent operation up to 40% load. With all these great features, unless you are strictly a full-time power user, you will experience totally silent operation with the RMX850. The RM850X is backed by the company's seven year limited parts and service warranty.

We have three security camera servers runiing 24/7 365 days a year for the past four years. A powerful unit like this would be overkill, but with the RM850X and all of it's built in power saving features at minumum we could save money on the electric bill should we install this in one oif the full time servers. Walking into the room and not hearing the annoying fan noise we have currently would alone be worth making the upgrade. I would mention this unit is 'fairly' large, not overly, but could possibly be a cramped-for-space fit in some of the micro cases I have seen.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Gold Certified, 850w of power to work with. Outstanding efficiency ratings, sharp-looking state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology goes into this PSU. Legendary Corsair performance and style. Seven year warranty. Power, looks and dependability. What's not to like?

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