Corsair RMx White Series PSUs take a walk on the snowy side

Getting everying color-coordinated in your case can be a headache. Even a pretty basic color like white can leave you at a loss to find the right parts to build that perfect-for-YouTube case. Even if there is a power supply in the right color, for example, it might be way overpowered for your build. We welcome any new entry that gives us a bit more choice in that respect, including Corsair's new RMx White Series power supplies. The new finish is available on the company's RM850x 850W and RM750x 750W PSUs for now.

 

You might remember the white RM1000i limited-edition PSU we gave away last fall. The RMx series is a pretty similar beast, but with a more appealing price tag, better availability, and more mainstream features. Like the 1000-watt edition, the RM850x is an 80 Plus Gold-certified, fully modular power supply featuring a 135-mm fan, a semi-passive fan mode, and dimensions of 5.9" wide, 3.4" tall, and 7.1" long (150 mm by 86 mm by 180 mm). Compared to the RM1000i, though, it does lose a few features (mostly because of its lower wattage). It offers fewer Molex, PCIe and SATA connectors, though eight Molex connectors, six PCIe connections, and 10 SATA power connections is still generous. The RM750x offers seven Molex connectors, four PCIe power plugs, and eight SATA connectors. The RMx series also drops Corsair Link support, which offers a USB hook-up for the monitoring and control of the PSU's vitals on the RMi series. Instead of a fluid dynamic fan, the RMx uses a rifle-bearing fan.

On the aesthetic front, the fan inside the RMx White series is a light gray unit instead of the white LED-lit fan featured in the RM1000i limited edition. Corsair still includes a set of individually-sleeved white cables done up in paracord with the RMx White series, as well as the cable combs fussy builders will want to use to keep those individual wires neat.

One welcome change from the RM1000i is a good $30 or more off the price tag off the white RMx series. Instead of the $199 price tag the RM1000i Limited Edition commanded, the white RM850x is going for a slightly-more-attainable $169 at places like Newegg. The white RM750x, meanwhile, goes for $149.

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    • freebird
    • 2 years ago

    The should call it “Storm Trooper” but then a lawsuit may follow…

    • anotherengineer
    • 2 years ago

    It would be nice to see some love for the 250W to 550W range of PSU’s

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    I must be so out of touch; My PC sits on the floor under my desk and is as unobtrusive as possible.

    I’d probably have an RGBLED-induced fit if I went to a big LAN like Dreamhack or a show like CES.

      • Anovoca
      • 2 years ago

      yeah, yeah, yeah. But seeing as how invisible isn’t an available color pallet for PC components, they have to make these products look like [i<]something[/i<]. I would think white components would appeal to someone like you for exactly the reason that it is so inconspicuous and not attention grabbing.

        • Chrispy_
        • 2 years ago

        My favourite colour is the colour IDGAF. It’s very trendy in Europe these days.

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 2 years ago

    For the $30 you save, you seem to lose a lot. The RM850x seems like questionable value

    • Anovoca
    • 2 years ago

    True story, rather than painting this PSU white, Corsair actually had so many RGB LEDs lying around they just decided to blanket coat their old devices and activate all color signals at once.

    • ColeLT1
    • 2 years ago

    Waiting for whats next, gray/bare aluminum? /s

    • etana
    • 2 years ago

    white is the new black. i blame fractal design

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      Funnily enough I have a Fractal case that is completely black and about as unblingy as you can get.

      • EndlessWaves
      • 2 years ago

      Nah, now that Apple had moved away from it white has become cool again.

    • deruberhanyok
    • 2 years ago

    Speaking of white power supplies!

    [url<]https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=119388[/url<] <3 TR! The size of the PSU has me really tempted to go full ATX and toss 3 video cards into the mix JUST BECAUSE.

      • DPete27
      • 2 years ago

      Perfect for that [url=https://techreport.com/news/31301/tinkerer-builds-his-own-lcd-case-side-panel<]LCD side panel window[/url<]

      • savagedamage
      • 2 years ago

      If I am allowed to joke here…

      “White power” supplies leads one to imagine a… very different scenario.

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        TRIGGERED!!!

        • Anovoca
        • 2 years ago

        Anyone else notice that the white models don’t come in the same 1000+ watt sizes that the black ones do? 🙁

          • DPete27
          • 2 years ago

          haha, bravo.

        • strangerguy
        • 2 years ago

        That is….so not PC. *ahem*

    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    I’m not trying to post the first comment here, but this truly is the first time I saw a white PSU.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 2 years ago

      I’m just surprised they aren’t offering a model completely covered–or a least on 5 sides–in RGB LEDs….I know it’s coming from some company.

        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        But to power all the RGB LEDs you need to plug that PSU into a second PSU…

        • DPete27
        • 2 years ago

        I see potential in RGB-ing the label…..

      • Anovoca
      • 2 years ago

      NZXT has had one for a while. But they have also always had a large selection of stormtrooper towers to match too.

      • freebird
      • 2 years ago

      With the college football season almost upon us, I quite sure there will be a “white out” or two at PSU.

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