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In this case the Corsair RM has better voltage regulation then the EVGA SuperNova NEX650G so thats actually a worse unit
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The RM650 is ~£75 in the UK.

I can't find another 650W, Gold rated, modular PSU for that money.

Can anyone else?

Either go for a Seasonic G a Super Flower Golden Green or as shown above spend more and get a EVGA SuperNova G2 which is better then the RM in every single area

Do you even need 650 watts?
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Either go for a Seasonic G a Super Flower Golden Green or as shown above spend more and get a EVGA SuperNova G2 which is better then the RM in every single area

Do you even need 650 watts?

Right now I probably only need around 500 watts but I plan on installing another 770 when I get a 1440p monitor, so I figure 650 watts makes sense.

None of the mentioned PSUs can be had at £75 - I till can't see a big problem with the RM650. I'm not a Corsair fanboy at all but it seems like it gets a bad wrap on this forum. Other than the Hardcop article it receives mostly favourable reviews online, plus Corsair offer a good warranty so if there are any issues it can just go back.
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post #174 of 649
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The RM650 is ~£75 in the UK.

I can't find another 650W, Gold rated, modular PSU for that money.

Can anyone else?
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Right now I probably only need around 500 watts but I plan on installing another 770 when I get a 1440p monitor, so I figure 650 watts makes sense.

None of the mentioned PSUs can be had at £75 - I till can't see a big problem with the RM650. I'm not a Corsair fanboy at all but it seems like it gets a bad wrap on this forum. Other than the Hardcop article it receives mostly favourable reviews online, plus Corsair offer a good warranty so if there are any issues it can just go back.

Its not outright bad its just not as good as most of the other semi modular units in the same price range

It also seem like the RM has seen a small price drop

Again i will still say spend 10£ more and get yourself an EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watts

100 watts more better made with better build quality better ripple and better voltage regulation

So 10£ and you get all that above then the RM seems like a less good option
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Its not outright bad its just not as good as most of the other semi modular units in the same price range

It also seem like the RM has seen a small price drop

Again i will still say spend 10£ more and get yourself an EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watts

100 watts more better made with better build quality better ripple and better voltage regulation

So 10£ and you get all that above then the RM seems like a less good option

Yeah that's a good call.

I think I will stick with the RM though, as I have a £40 Amazon voucher to spend, and none of these other mentioned PSUs are on there at a reasonable price or listed at all.
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Will I have problem of buying one RM850? Because here in Brazil RM850 instead of AX860? Here in my country the difference price between these two is really high, while the RM850 is R$600, the AX860 is R$800... I currently have one AX850 but planning to change because of the Corsair sleeved cables I want being not compatible with my current PSU...
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Will I have problem of buying one RM850? Because here in Brazil RM850 instead of AX860? Here in my country the difference price between these two is really high, while the RM850 is R$600, the AX860 is R$800... I currently have one AX850 but planning to change because of the Corsair sleeved cables I want being not compatible with my current PSU...

You would be better off with an EVGA SuperNova G2 as well as EVGA will soon sell cables like Corsair does

Or better yet save your money and buy some Bitfenix Alchemy cables instead which are much better made and looks better the then Corsair cables
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Yeah that's a good call.

I think I will stick with the RM though, as I have a £40 Amazon voucher to spend, and none of these other mentioned PSUs are on there at a reasonable price or listed at all.

XFX XTR is also an option that is a fully modular Seasonic G which again is better in every way

Or the Cooler Master V700

Again you can get much better for not that more money so the RM is not bad it just makes little sense from a value viewpoint
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You would be better off with an EVGA SuperNova G2 as well as EVGA will soon sell cables like Corsair does
XFX XTR is also an option that is a fully modular Seasonic G which again is better in every way

But I need to buy like right now, and the Corsair has the exactly color I want to match my Corsair SP120 fans with blue rings
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But I need to buy like right now, and the Corsair has the exactly color I want to match my Corsair SP120 fans with blue rings

Save your money and buy some Bitfenix Alchemy cables instead which are much better made and looks better the then Corsair cables

Trust me i have seen them and they are not that great as you think

AX850 is still a great PSU dont throw away your money on a PSU thats way worse that is a downgrade and would be a outright stupid thing to do
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Save your money and buy some Bitfenix Alchemy cables instead which are much better made and looks better the then Corsair cables

Trust me i have seen them and they are not that great as you think

AX850 is still a great PSU dont throw away your money on a PSU thats way worse that is a downgrade and would be a outright stupid thing to do

I see...I actually have one kit with my AX850, blue color sleeves, it's pretty good quality I think, and other thing is that they are not extensions, you can plug them right at your PSU. I think I may save some money and take one AX860 instead...Don't know...
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