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WIP

Meanwhile, enjoy while it lasts... brought to you by yours truly.

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Looks pretty sweet! thumb.gif
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want.

If my trusty old TX850 ever goes out, this will be its replacement.
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Does it work as advertised? The big question is, is there coil whine?
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Moved. Personal reviews aren't news, sorry.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post

Moved. Personal reviews aren't news, sorry.
Well, you're the mod but here's how "news" is defined and why I posted it under news...


http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/news
Quote:
new information or a report about something that has happened recently...
previously unknown information

As far as I know, this is the first time anyone anywhere has shared unboxing info and photos on this new RM series power supplies so it is considered "news" to me. Just to clear up things here. smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MacClipper View Post

As far as I know, this is the first time anyone anywhere has shared unboxing info and photos on this new RM series power supplies so it is considered "news" to me. Just to clear up things here. smile.gif
News is generally considered external information, rather than internal. Internal should go into the associated forum section rather than news. Personal hardware, which would include hardware used for your own reviews, are listed under what might not be considered news, rather than what is, within the sticky for it. Of course, "might not" doesn't mean "always", we have made exceptions, but I'm not sure about us making an exception for this sort of thing. When the guidelines are revised I'll see what the others think.
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In the past Corsair had used a few different series of their famous flat ribbon cables in different power supplies. Not too long ago, they probably decided to standardise on one series viz. the Type 3 with all future models of their PSUs.

If you look at the photo again, it is clearly labeled Type3 on the new RM850 cable itself but older PSU units with actual Type 3 cables do not have this label.



I verified that by going back to the AX860i unit which was produced a mere few months earlier this year and has no Type 3 label.

But the Type 3 cable series itself is not new, it has been around since my very first Corsair PSU RMA replacement viz. the HX650

I believe the Group 1 cable series mentioned below is now known officially as the Type 3 series.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge 

I've posted this before, the following power supplies use the same cables:

Group 1
AX1200i
AX860i
AX760i
AX860 *24-pin is different
AX760 *24-pin is different
HX1050
HX1000
HX850
HX750
HX650 *Gold version
TX850M
TX750M
TX650M
TX550M


Group 2
AX1200 Gold

Group 3
AX850 Gold
AX750 Gold
AX650 Gold

Group 4
HX650 *Bronze version
HX620
HX520
HX450


Group 1 is the standard we will be using on all PSUs going forward.



HTH
Edited by MacClipper - 9/22/13 at 9:38am
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