I’ve decided to start the New Year by reviewing something only slightly less incandescent than the Great White North itself, the new Corsair RM850x White Series 850 watt unit. This unit promises all we came to like about the original RM850x packaged with a nifty looking white and black color scheme with individual sleeving on its white fully modular cables. Let’s find out now if Corsair’s still bringing the goods.
SUPPLIED BY: Corsair
PRODUCT: RM850x (White Series)
PROD LINK: RM850x Product Page
PRICE: $159.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!
It is a brand new year, and I intend to start it off by looking at a product from that company I can’t stop pronouncing with an over the top French accent: Corsair. Seriously, give it a try. Now, you’re doing it too, and are cursed with doing it until the day you die. You’re welcome.
The product I speak of is the White Edition RM850x, as you can see in the pictures on this page. Corsair decided that there really weren’t enough power supplies out there in colors other than matte black, so they gave us this one in matte white just so we could have some variety. And not too many competing units have that same idea. In fact, I can’t really think of many other units that come in white, except for the Seasonic Snow Silent models, a Fractal or two, some Super Flowers, maybe the odd Thermaltake… Ok, there’s a few out there.
We’ve already seen the RMx line of units before, of course. The last time was back in 2015, though, so it’ll be good to make sure they still have the performance and quality we expect. Of course, we do have all the usual marketing to deal with. Highlights include the usual full modularity you find on these upper end units, fanless operation, high quality parts, and a ten year warranty.
I’m not too overly concerned with the pictures on the box, and it’s a good thing, too. I don’t know if it’s my endless fatigue from being on the road so often lately or something with the camera, but I was way off my game on this shot.
That said, we can still see the most interesting aspect of the RMx White series… the individual cable sleeving, done in all white. I’m looking forward to seeing those cables on the next page. Meantime, have you spotted what’s missing from these pictures of connectors? If you said the lack of a 3.5″ Berg connector, you’re right! Good riddance, and thank you, Corsair, for doing away with it.
On another side of the box, we find these here marketing points. Nothing new about any of this, including the cables. We’ve seen it all before.
Inside the box, we find a user guide, a diagram to help you with the clips for the ATX cable, a warranty guide, a power cord, a bag of goodies, a power supply in a bag, and a bag full of cables.
The manual is decent.
Inside the goody bag, we find a case sticker, some screws, and some zip ties. Nothing fancy, but this’ll do for a unit in this market segment.