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i think its good for the money.... sure you could get better PSUs for >150$ (or € wink.gif )
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here it is good rated...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCmLAtHcpdY

Good rated also here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Corsair/RM750/

Been said by Shilka for a while now and backed up by HardOCP, i would avoid it. I hear all the RM series above the 750 are a lot better though.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1442664/corsair-rm-750-watts-fails-hardocp-com-review/0_20

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/11/13/corsair_rm750_750w_power_supply_review#.UxSsA4X3sbd
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so here the 850W model is tested good (unfortunately in german) wink.gif

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/netzteile/27971-corsair-rm850.html?start=5

so you see, for each part you can get many different opinions wink.gif
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so here the 850W model is tested good (unfortunately in german) wink.gif

http://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/artikel/hardware/netzteile/27971-corsair-rm850.html?start=5

so you see, for each part you can get many different opinions wink.gif

The 850 is made by a different OEM IIRC (though i may be wrong on that one). The OEM is really what you need to look in to, not just that it has corsair on the side.
Edited by navynuke499 - 3/3/14 at 8:39am
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so you think different types of the same PSU Series are built from another OEM?? Could be but i dont think so...
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so you think different types of the same PSU Series are built from another OEM?? Could be but i dont think so...

this is actually quite common, corsair alone uses 5 different OEMs IIRC. Take for example the HX series. The HX 650 is a seasonic where as the HX 750 is a CWT.
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Probably a dumb question but I'm asking anyway. With all this room in the back of the case, has anyone mounted a fan to the back side of a CPU? Or is this really pointless?
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hm it would sure be from benefit if you have enough space for it after putting in all cables etc.. wink.gif

If you dont use watercooling it should be possible
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Probably a dumb question but I'm asking anyway. With all this room in the back of the case, has anyone mounted a fan to the back side of a CPU? Or is this really pointless?

I'm not sure it would of any value. There really isn't much surface area exposed on the back of the motherboard of the parts that get hot for it to really make much of a difference. I'd be surprised if it lowered temps in any measurable amount, but you don't really know for sure until you try it.

Probably the best way to find out is to wire up a fan and have it loose and unmounted with enough slack in the wires that you can hold it in various places and positions in the back of the case directing air where you want it. Start a Prime95 test and then hold the fan in different places for a few minutes at a time and watch cpu temps, then remove the fan for a few minutes and continue to watch temps. If there is a noticeable difference in temps then this could be something that might allow you squeeze a tiny bit more out of your cpu.

If you try it, be sure to come back and let us know how it went. Just be certain that when you test that you try to isolate as many variable as possible and make the test as consistent and as easy to reproduce as possible.
     
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Probably a dumb question but I'm asking anyway. With all this room in the back of the case, has anyone mounted a fan to the back side of a CPU? Or is this really pointless?

I'm going to try this after the 120mm fans I ordered to replace the front 140mm ones show up. I'll try a stock fan, then swap for this crappy 120mm I have laying around. I'll be looking more at VRM temps. Not sure how accurate ASUS's thermal radar is. If I see a decrease I'll upgrade the fan later.

Might make a duct to hold the fan, channel the air to the VRM side.
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