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CORSAIR RM1200x SHIFT Power Supply Review


Mr. Fox

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CORSAIR has been involved in computer technology for roughly thirty years. They have become one of the most respected, world-leading providers of computer components and peripherals designed for PC enthusiasts. They celebrated their 10th anniversary selling computer power supplies in 2016, at which time that had sold over ten million PSUs. CORSAIR have remained at the forefront all of these years. As a result, innovation is something we have taken for granted with CORSAIR. They were kind enough to provide us with their latest flagship power supply from the RM series for review. It is a distinct honor and privilege to introduce you to the CORSAIR RM1200x SHIFT power supply.

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MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex Encore
RAM: 48GB Generic Hynix A-Die DDR5 @ 8200 - On Water
GPU: ASROCK Arc A770 Phantom Gaming OC
PSU: Corsair RM1200x Shift
SSD/NVME: NVMe x8 (11.5TB), SATA SSD x2 (3TB), HDD x1 (2TB)
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I really like this PSU. I've been punishing it with severe 4090, 3090 Kingpin and now 6900 XT and CPU overclocks and it hasn't missed a beat.

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CPU: Intel Core i9-13900KS - Bare Die
MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex
RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z5 48GB DDR5 @ 8600 - On Water
GPU: MSI RTX 4090 Suprim-X + Byski Block
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W
SSD/NVME: NVMe x9 (11TB), SATA SSD x1 (1TB), HDD x1 (4TB)
CPU COOLER: MO-RA 360, D5 x4, 5 Gal Reservoir, Hailea HC-500A
CASE: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL EVO
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CPU: Intel Core i9-13900KS - Bare Die
MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex Encore
RAM: 48GB Generic Hynix A-Die DDR5 @ 8200 - On Water
GPU: ASROCK Arc A770 Phantom Gaming OC
PSU: Corsair RM1200x Shift
SSD/NVME: NVMe x8 (11.5TB), SATA SSD x2 (3TB), HDD x1 (2TB)
CPU COOLER: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 1080 Nova, D5 x2
CASE: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 901
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Never seen a PSU like that one before, I too would be skeptical with side connectors like that.  Glad its not as daunting as it seems in the pictures, and sounds like its a fantastic unit regardless!  Glad it held up to the abuse. 🙂

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The general idea of moving the cable mounts is appealing. That said, I wait for the Platinum (or higher) rated one, with 2x 12VHPR  and 1600W or so (ie. an updated Corsair 1600 with this mounting arrangement)

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Such an interesting concept moving the modular ports. Its always been one of those things building where its hard to plug some things in (or anything in depending on case design) once the PSU is installed. Here it doesn't matter.

 

Another great PSU review Mr. Fox.

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MOTHERBOARD: ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
SSD/NVME: x2 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB
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1 hour ago, Sir Beregond said:

Such an interesting concept moving the modular ports. Its always been one of those things building where its hard to plug some things in (or anything in depending on case design) once the PSU is installed. Here it doesn't matter.

 

Another great PSU review Mr. Fox.

Thank you. I appreciate the kind words. Yes the lay out with the ports on the side is wonderful if your PSU has enough space around it. I really like it. I also really like the flat cables versus the round bundle in a sleeve.

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MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex
RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z5 48GB DDR5 @ 8600 - On Water
GPU: MSI RTX 4090 Suprim-X + Byski Block
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W
SSD/NVME: NVMe x9 (11TB), SATA SSD x1 (1TB), HDD x1 (4TB)
CPU COOLER: MO-RA 360, D5 x4, 5 Gal Reservoir, Hailea HC-500A
CASE: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL EVO
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CPU: Intel Core i9-13900KS - Bare Die
MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex Encore
RAM: 48GB Generic Hynix A-Die DDR5 @ 8200 - On Water
GPU: ASROCK Arc A770 Phantom Gaming OC
PSU: Corsair RM1200x Shift
SSD/NVME: NVMe x8 (11.5TB), SATA SSD x2 (3TB), HDD x1 (2TB)
CPU COOLER: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 1080 Nova, D5 x2
CASE: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 901
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23 hours ago, iamjanco said:

A review well done,  @Mr. Fox   really enjoyed that read 👍

Thanks, bro. Glad you enjoyed it.

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GPU: MSI RTX 4090 Suprim-X + Byski Block
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W
SSD/NVME: NVMe x9 (11TB), SATA SSD x1 (1TB), HDD x1 (4TB)
CPU COOLER: MO-RA 360, D5 x4, 5 Gal Reservoir, Hailea HC-500A
CASE: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL EVO
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CPU: Intel Core i9-13900KS - Bare Die
MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex Encore
RAM: 48GB Generic Hynix A-Die DDR5 @ 8200 - On Water
GPU: ASROCK Arc A770 Phantom Gaming OC
PSU: Corsair RM1200x Shift
SSD/NVME: NVMe x8 (11.5TB), SATA SSD x2 (3TB), HDD x1 (2TB)
CPU COOLER: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 1080 Nova, D5 x2
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Yes nice review for sure @Mr. Fox 👍

 

I like the side facing ports.  Not often you see a new concept like that in the PC world.

 

That power supply would work great for many of the Case Labs cases or other wide cases, however it seems like there are many cases that just won't have the room without bending the wires too much.

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On 15/03/2023 at 14:58, Barefooter said:

Yes nice review for sure @Mr. Fox 👍

 

I like the side facing ports.  Not often you see a new concept like that in the PC world.

 

That power supply would work great for many of the Case Labs cases or other wide cases, however it seems like there are many cases that just won't have the room without bending the wires too much.

Thank you. Other than my 5000D Airflow example, where I see it working extremely well is a case where the PSU is stood up on the narrow side with the fan blowing out the side panel (one popular example being the Lian Li 011/011 XL). The ports would be pointing toward the roof of the case. 

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MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex
RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z5 48GB DDR5 @ 8600 - On Water
GPU: MSI RTX 4090 Suprim-X + Byski Block
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W
SSD/NVME: NVMe x9 (11TB), SATA SSD x1 (1TB), HDD x1 (4TB)
CPU COOLER: MO-RA 360, D5 x4, 5 Gal Reservoir, Hailea HC-500A
CASE: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL EVO
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CPU: Intel Core i9-13900KS - Bare Die
MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTeK ROG Maximum Z790 Apex Encore
RAM: 48GB Generic Hynix A-Die DDR5 @ 8200 - On Water
GPU: ASROCK Arc A770 Phantom Gaming OC
PSU: Corsair RM1200x Shift
SSD/NVME: NVMe x8 (11.5TB), SATA SSD x2 (3TB), HDD x1 (2TB)
CPU COOLER: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 1080 Nova, D5 x2
CASE: be quiet! Dark Base Pro 901
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