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Old 01-04-2018, 11:48 AM
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Question PSU Selection Dilemma

It's coming near time for me to finally replace my PSU. It's the single oldest component in my system (it's probably about 5 or 6 years old now and carried me through a couple of build cycles) and while it has served me well, it is time, I think. I especially want to upgrade to a PSU that I can monitor in Link (as y'all can probably tell by my activity on the forum, I am a Link fan) as well as add white paracord cables for a nice, clean look that matches my case interior. Since I like to keep room for growth, I'd be looking at 1kW PSU. This would put me at just under 50% at max theoretical load right now and around 35-40% at max real-world load, based on the load readings from my UPS.
So ... I'm struggling between the HXi series and the RMi series.
HXi: 80+ Platinum. Love that. Efficiency is a good thing. There's also the HXi 1200W ... which is probably more power than I need but I'd be open to it as it certainly gives me plenty of headroom for MORE POWER as I do tend to keep my PSUs for quite a while.
RMi: 80+ Gold ... but, based on reviews, it just about qualifies for Platinum. It's also a newer design/platform. But it has those ripple suppressing cables that aren't available on the HXi. And, while I'd really like the white edition PSUs, they aren't available with Link integration.
So ... questions.
- How important is the ripple suppression? Certainly, even without those special cables, the HXi series has excellent ripple suppression anyway (based on reviews).
- Are there any key Link-related features in the HXi that the RMi doesn't have? Or vice-versa? Based on the product pages, I don't see anything there.
- And has any heard any rumors of an 80+ Platinum PSU with those Type4 cables? Or an 80+ Gold/Platinum PSU with RGB? Or ... dare I dream ... an 80+ Gold/Platinum with Type4 cables AND RGB??? <-- That right there would be a definite killer feature.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:53 AM
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RGB??.. someone say RGB?.. and PSU??.. in same sentence??..

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I would actually go without Food to have me a Corsair RGB PSU to hide under my PSU shroud in my 570x!
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RGB??.. someone say RGB?.. and PSU??.. in same sentence??..

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I would actually go without Food to have me a Corsair RGB PSU to hide under my PSU shroud in my 570x!
Well, if that came to pass, I think we'd need to start up a Go Fund Me for you so you don't starve yourself for your PSU.
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