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CORSAIR RMx RM850X 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Corsair Quality
Feels Solid
Grey logo to match more build themes. Much better than the previous yellow/gold.
Excellent performance & ripple suppression as another reviewer mentioned
7 year warranty
Cables plenty long for whatever case you may have
Cables are nice and flexible right out of the box
Voltages stayed true during as much torture as I could put it through
Quiet...almost too quiet...see cons

Cons: No jumper for PSU testing. This would be an especially nice inclusion for those with custom watercooling for leak testing.

Removed Corsair Link capability. The less expensive RM650 I previously received for review was equipped with it.

I love a quiet or near silent PC more than the next me...but by sacrificing cooling performance isn't the best idea IMO. That being said, the fan for the PSU doesn't turn on soon enough judging by the warmth of the PSU shroud. Corsair should have just kept the Corsair Link to control it, or put a switch at the back to choose if the fan should turn off completely or not.

If the PSU has a quality fan in it, it should not have a problem producing enough air to cool the PSU without making a ton of, if any, noise, at reasonable load levels while lasting as long as the warranty implies. It doesn't take much air flow to drastically impact operating temperatures for components. I'm sure this is all by design and it is well within specifications for the PSU to last as long as it is warranted for...however, consistently cooler running internal components will last longer.

The EVGA 850W G2 (220-G2-0850-XR) that has the aforementioned eco switch to enable/disable the fan mode, with a 10 YEAR WARRANTY, can be found right now on @m@z0n for $127 w/ free shipping if you are a prime member. The EVGA is only $10 more than this Corsair PSU here on The Egg currently and also has a $20 MIR. I'm guessing this is the reason for a 10% coupon and $20 MIR for this RM850X right now.

Other Thoughts: Installed in main rig:
i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz
AMD R9 290 @ 1200/1500 (benches up to 1300/1700)
16GB Dominator Plat 2400MHz
Z87 Gryphon w/ Armor
3 SSDs & 1 HDD
Full Custom Water Cooling w/ MCP-655 pump
(2) 240mm Radiators w/ 6 fans

180mm PSU length. Be mindful if you have PSU limitations

This may seem a moot point, but the included zip ties are of good quality. I've received plenty of items where the zip ties were brittle light glass and worthless.

Maybe if the fan ran all the time they could have given it a 10 year warranty like the EVGA 850W in my HTPC?

The RM850 is still available for $119 which is Corsair Link capable; 5 year warranty.

The Thermaltake PS-TPD-0850MPCGUS-1 is only $100 AND has a $20 MIR. It got a rave review from Johnny Guru a year ago. Sure it's not fully modular and has only a 5 year warranty...but you HAVE to connect the CPU and ATX power cables so how useful is full modular really? Unless you want ease of customizing cables it's not that beneficial. The 5 year warranty is still probably longer than you will own one.

There are plenty of other PSUs for less money, that will perform similarly with a similar warranty. By removing the Corsair Link ability they removed one of the primary reasons to buy this series of PSUs AND pay a little extra.

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So what's the bottom line?

It is packed with the Corsair quality that we all know and love. It does and will perform admirably for a long time. However, the PSU game seems more competitive than ever, and I feel that Corsair will have to adjust the pricing a little on this unit.

Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB Gaming Headset - Carbon
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Good, not Great 09/27/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming VOID USB RGB Gaming Headset - Carbon

Pros: Super Comfortable. Corsair is on to something with the ear cup shape.

Great for extended wear. The ear cups have the same material on them as the H1500 which I also had the pleasure of reviewing. It is like basketball shorts and breathes well.

A great addition if you have other Void/RGB items since they're controllable in the same software.

CUE software is improving.

Sound output/quality has been improved from the H1500/1500 V2. Those sets would get unbelievably distorted at high volumes; especially for music. Seems like Corsair has put a 'lid' on the max volume which is a good thing.

The boom adjustment has distinct clicks when adjusting up or down.

They feel just as solid/sturdy as any other Corsair product I've ever owned.

Cons: I was much fonder of the volume/mute buttons on the cord, than their new placement on the left ear cup.

Mic could be louder.

No braiding on the cord...? And why is it so short...?

Volume control is VERY slow in either direction, and didn't work at all until I cleaned and installed latest Windows 10 audio drivers for my ASUS Z87 Gryphon motherboard.

Volume control rocker switch can also be pushed in to scroll through the 5 available pre-set EQs. Problem is that it is too sensitive and you end up changing the EQ by mistake when you just wanted to, very slowly, change the volume.

This headset is a member of the RGB family, and yet it doesn't have the same LED light options as my Sabre RGB mouse. I don't understand. I was quite pleased with the CUE update which made the lighting much easier to control for the mouse with pre-set options; which allowed me to alternate Blue/Orange for my hometown Chicago Bears. I wanted the headset to do the same, but it alternates colors very quickly like a siren with no option for pulse speed like the mouse. There should be an option to sync RGB devices and their LED lighting options.

Can't see the status LED on the mic boom. Why is it on the outside..? Totally useless feature if it can't be seen!

Other Thoughts: I am running Windows 10 x64.

Update your drivers! For a headset this isn't something that I would normally consider crucial since it is a PnP device...HOWEVER, the headset was a pain prior to doing so.

USB/Chipset drivers as well as Audio drivers were necessary for, near, complete functionality. Prior to updating the headset would only work after rebooting, and the volume control on the headset was inoperable; I thought I received a faulty headset. After a reboot the headset would function, but if I disconnected it from USB and reconnected they would be inoperable again through USB 2.0 or 3.0; a reboot was again necessary.

I say near complete functionality as these suffer from the same issue my 1500V2/H1500 did prior to Corsair software updates. The headset does not function through my Vantec UGT-MH430U3 USB 3.0 hub. Hopefully this will be addressed sooner than later as my tower is a few feet above my desk...the short cord dangles in the view of my right Eyefinity monitor.

Several other reviewers said that the mic boom didn't adjust and/or didn't stay put. This is something I did not have an issue with. I got the boom to bend to the appropriate shape and it doesn't appear to have regressed at all.

There should be an option to sync RGB devices and their LED lighting options.

Headset fits comfortably with only one click of adjustment larger on either side. If you have a big cranium then odds are this will fit you comfortably as well.

Others were harsh regarding the sound quality. Granted this is no audiophile grade headset, with a little effort using the EQ you should be able to dial it in to your preferences. For something marketed specifically for gaming it does pretty OK.

Seagate Expansion STEA2000400 2TB USB 3.0 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Solid Portable Drive 05/27/2015

This review is from: Seagate Expansion STEA2000400 2TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable External Hard Drive

Pros: Pretty standard packaging that isn't 'human proof' when trying to remove the product; haha

Nice matte/patterned finish. Gloss always looks nice, but does nothing but get scratched/dull more quickly/noticeably over time.

Quiet...even when writing nearly 1TB of data to it consecutively

14" cable included (not including connector length)

Nice snug fit into the drive and USB port.

Solid speeds even at 90% capacity.

Blue activity light isn't blinding.

Light and Compact

USB powered

Cons: Drive not recognized through my VANTEC UGT-MH430U3 USB 3.0 Hub for some reason. Corsair mouse, headset, Vantec USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure, WD USB 3.0 and 2.0 drives, and ADATA USB 3.0 drives have no issue connecting through the HUB.

Blue light blinks, but won't connect to my PC. -1 Egg

Seagates questionable reliability.

Other Thoughts: My System Specs:

ASUS Z87 Gryphon w/ Armor
i7 4770k @ 4.5GHz (delidded/naked)
XSPC Raystorm CPU Block
2x8GB Dominator Platinum 2400MHz
XFX R9 290 BE
XSPC Razor GPU Block
Rosewill Capstone 650-M
OCZ Vertex4 120GB - OS
Crucial M500 240GB - Games
Intel 530 Series 240GB - User Files
Western Digital RE 2TB - Mass Storage


Did some real world data transfer tests and some synthetic benchmarking of this drive.

For real world tests I used 4 different file types for transfers. Music files, Pictures, Acronis Disc Images, and Movies.

All of the data was transferred from my WD RE 2TB(WD2000FYYZ) to this drive over the front USB 3.0 panel of my Corsair 350D. I have tested other USB 3.0 devices and there is no significant difference in transfer speeds from front panel to the rear.

I timed the file transfers with a stop watch and then used to find the overall average transfer speeds in each scenario.

Music - 49.1GB - 9,061 Files - 520 Folders | 156 MB/S peak, flatlined at 64.5MB/s | 11:11 to complete transfer. Averages to 69.7 MB/s

Pics - 13.6GB - 6,800 files - 29 folders | 80 MB/s peak and steadily fell .2-.3 MB/s until it finished at 52 MB/s. 3:39 to complete. Averages to 59.1 MB/s

(3) Acronis Disc Images totaling 100GB | 117 MB/s peak, flatlined at 80 MB/s. 19:04 to complete. Averages to 83.3 MB/s

Movies - 46.3 GB - 97 files - 12 Folders | 166 MB/s peak, flatlined at 77 MB/s. 9:09 to complete transfer. Averages to 80.5 MB/s


I used CrystalDiskMark (V3.0.3 x64) for synthetic benchmarking. I tested at 9%, 63% and 90% capacity of the drive. Even at 90% full it still exhibits good speeds for an external 2.5

Please take note that Random 4K and Random QD32 results are always low, and even more so with mechanical drives.

The results, in MB/s, were as follows:

CrystaldiskMark Test @ 9% Capacity - 3 Runs / 1000MB
Sequential - Read: 127.9 Write: 129.7
Random 512K - Read: 39.69 Write: 56.43
Random 4K - Read: .453 Write: 1.220
Random 4K QD32 - Read: 0.541 Write: 1.198

CrystaldiskMark Test @ 63% Capacity - 3 Runs / 1000MB
Sequential - Read: 98.15 Write: 99.8
Random 512K - Read: 35.39 Write: 47.89
Random 4K - Read: 0.453 Write: 0.986
Random 4K QD32 - Read: 0.533 Write: 0.958

CrystaldiskMark Test @ 90% Capacity - 3 Runs / 1000MB
Sequential - Read: 73.17 Write: 73.69
Random 512K - Read: 28.62 Write: 35.31
Random 4K - Read: 0.411 Write: 0.882
Random 4K QD32 - Read: 0.497 Write: 0.903

All things considered, these are impressive speeds for this type of drive.

Only thing that worries me is the reliability of


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