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Corsair RM850 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 5, 2013 2:01 am
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Corsair

Cabling Arrangement

 

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The Cable Summary looks a little more complicated than it really is. Corsair does a good job of providing cables and connectors with the RM850. For those that need it, there are two EPS12V connectors included. PCI-E connectors come in three cables with two connectors each giving you the ability to power three GPU's. SATA cables come in long and short varieties to reduce cable clutter.

 

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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Opening things up, we find the first power supply that we've ever seen designed by Chicony Power Technology. They are a Taiwanese based manufacturer. Curiously enough, Chicony only makes the 750W and 850W RM power supplies. We'll certainly want to take a look at the other wattages to see how they compare.

 

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A Nichicon bulk capacitor sits on the primary side of the power supply.

 

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The secondary side is littered with a bunch of Taicon caps. We've not seen Taicon capacitors before either, but even though they are Taiwanese made, they are also a division of Nichicon and are quality capacitors.

 

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Cooling our RM850 is Corsair's NR135L 135mm fan.

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