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    Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    We have recently introduced our newest member of our PSU family, the RMi series. With this new PSU line sitting between the RM and HXi series, we thought that it's best that we break down the differences between all three families to clear up some confusions that we've been seeing on the forums since the RMi's announcement.

    The differences are sharply defined via bullet points to draw the fine line between each families.

    RM vs. RMi vs. HXi


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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    It's a shame that his has come a little late for me as I have recently upgraded my PSU, but for others that are looking into getting a new PSU take a look at this:


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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    If I have to use that God awful corsair software one more time...

    I still can't even get my H80i LEDs to remain the same colour, they just randomly change after a few reboots. Same with the fan speed.

    If rather save money and get the RM series.
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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    Quote Originally Posted by MrRockliffe View Post
    If I have to use that God awful corsair software one more time...

    I still can't even get my H80i LEDs to remain the same colour, they just randomly change after a few reboots. Same with the fan speed.

    If rather save money and get the RM series.
    That doesn't sound good. You using the latest version of Link?

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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    No, it doesn't work at all with the H80i. Doesn't even recognise it
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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    Assuming that you've already tried different USB headers on your board, have you tried using this type of cable? http://content.etilize.com/large/10015544.jpg. Mini type B to type USB cable, just to see if its a cable problem.
    Last edited by Greybeard; 15-09-2015 at 06:49 PM.

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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    I have tried everything. I've changed everything in the system except the cooler, and it still does it. New windows version and everything.
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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    RM is the worst but since jonnyguru worked under corsair. i don't trust his review anymore.

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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    The RMi 1000w is actually an HXi 1000W internally with some new components that boost performance while reducing efficiency a little bit according to techpowerup:https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/...RM1000i/4.html.

    Therefore, I think that the RMi is superior to the HXi in performance terms which is confusing, however, the RMi is the newer model so maybe this explains it.

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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    Quote Originally Posted by khanmein View Post
    RM is the worst but since jonnyguru worked under corsair. i don't trust his review anymore.
    Incorrect. JonnyGuru is still the review site that provides you guys excellent PSU reviews.. The person who started it (Jon G) is now working for Corsair. Jon G from Corsair is no longer doing reviews for JonnyGuru.com (review site). So if you see a Corsair PSU review from JonnyGuru.com, that's not from Jon G from Corsair... but rather a team of reviewers from JonnyGuru.com.

    I hope that clears up the confusion.

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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    Quote Originally Posted by ltron View Post
    The RMi 1000w is actually an HXi 1000W internally with some new components that boost performance while reducing efficiency a little bit according to techpowerup:https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/...RM1000i/4.html.

    Therefore, I think that the RMi is superior to the HXi in performance terms which is confusing, however, the RMi is the newer model so maybe this explains it.
    They are really close except for the efficiency.. and I think the performance you're referring to has something to do with the type 4 cables that's included in the RMi; http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/20...-type-4-cables
    Last edited by Greybeard; 15-09-2015 at 09:31 PM.

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    Re: Corsair PSU: RM vs. RMi vs. HXi

    And just to add on to our current RM family, introducing the RMx series:

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/psu/86...rm850x/?page=9

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