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    Default Corsair RM850X (Renewed)?

    I recently ran across an Amazon listing for a Corsair RM850X (Renewed) for about half the normal retail price. My question is what is a "Renewed" PSU, who is it renewed by, under what circumstances does a PSU need to be renewed, what is the renewal process and what sort of warranty does a renewed PSU carry? Bottom line, what can you tell us about these renewed PSUs and are they a good deal?

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    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It is not currently available but it was when I last viewed it.

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    Ok. So it looks to be that "renewed" does not mean "refurbished" or even "reconditioned". These appear to be returns that are "known good" that were perhaps repackaged with new cable sets so they could be sold to someone else.

    90 day warranty versus 10 is a pretty big difference, though.

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    Assuming these are not counterfeit and are genuine Corsair quality, 90 day vs 10 year warranty is probably a safe bet.
    Last edited by TheJDMan; 10-04-2019 at 05:51 PM.

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    No, its not.
    5 Years vs. 10 maybe
    90 Days vs. 10 years is an argument against that and a reason to only get something new and not "renewed". What do you save? 5-10?? And if the PSU breaks in 3,5 Months, no Warranty for you??
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJDMan View Post
    Assuming these are not counterfeit and are genuine Corsair quality, 90 day vs 10 year warranty is probably a mute point.
    It's not a moot point if it dies in 91 days.

    Murphy's Law.

    Even "renewed" product from Corsair has a 1 year warranty. 90 days seems kind of short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Gerow View Post
    It's not a moot point if it dies in 91 days.

    Murphy's Law.

    Even "renewed" product from Corsair has a 1 year warranty. 90 days seems kind of short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    No, its not.
    5 Years vs. 10 maybe
    90 Days vs. 10 years is an argument against that and a reason to only get something new and not "renewed". What do you save? 5-10?? And if the PSU breaks in 3,5 Months, no Warranty for you??

    The saving might be more

    Quote Originally Posted by TheJDMan View Post
    I recently ran across an Amazon listing for a Corsair RM850X (Renewed) for about half the normal retail price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    The saving might be more
    Not if you compare the 850W he doesn't need to the 550 (or something similar) that he actually needs or that's enough for his system (probably)

    Rule of the thumb:
    If you really need a 750/850W PSU, you can afford an HX750i or AX850 Titanium. If you can't or don't want to, you probably don't need it either.

    A mid range, Desktop/Mobile (LGA115x, AM4) Socket with up to a mid range (under ~750) graphics Card, its really really rare and unlikely to need more than 550, maybe 650W.

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