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Just curious what kind of reputation Rosewill has on their psu's? Considering this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188
    
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some are good some are not
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Just read the reviews for that one by clicking on the 'eggs'
    
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It has leds inside so its probably not that good. I will admit though I didnt look it up what actually is inside. The gimmicky lights makes me assume.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenamehere;14555051 
It has leds inside so its probably not that good. I will admit though I didnt look it up what actually is inside.

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That one is a smoldering pile of do do.
Do you really need 1000W ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doom;14555067 
That one is a smoldering pile of do do.
Do you really need 1000W ?
No it's not....

Most Rosewill units are at least decent, some are great.

Their Lightning Series is in that segment of "Great" as it's all built on the Super Flower Golden Green platform.

That particular unit is built on a Sirfa platform that's rather mediocre since the 12v ripple gets up to 100mv
It's not a terrible unit though.

Other series from Rosewill are also very good, like the Green Series 430/530/630w units; which are awesome value units on the market built by ATNG.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14555091 
No it's not....

Most Rosewill units are at least decent, some are great.

Their Lightning Series is in that segment of "Great" as it's all built on the Super Flower Golden Green platform.

That particular unit is built on a Sirfa platform that's rather mediocre since the 12v ripple gets up to 100mv
It's not a terrible unit though.

Other series from Rosewill are also very good, like the Green Series 430/530/630w units; which are awesome value units on the market built by ATNG.

Doesn't like Stallion suck though?
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Stallion were ok. I think they were made by Solytech, not sure though. One of Solytech's better efforts anyway, much better than their sister company Deer, who were responsible for ruining Rosewill's reputation in the first place.


Rosewill RV and RV2 series are mediocre and I'd skip them, and they have some ATX 1.3 units listed that people don't realize are for Pentium 3s. But once you get above that level they're usually pretty decent, and the Lightning Gold series are very nice SuperFlower Golden Green units.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLaw;14557540 
Doesn't like Stallion suck though?

Lightning = SuperFlower (Great & modern)
Green Series Gold = ATNG (Good, but 5v ripple gets high at 45mv)
Bronze Series Modular = Sirtec (Decent/Passable)
Xtreme Series (Very Good, old now)
Libertas = ATNG (Good, but *check the 24pin cables pins as they can be loose)
Green Series = ATNG (Avoid the 700w as it's 12v ripple climes out of spec, but the 430, 530, & 630w units are great budget units.)
Stallion Series = Solytech (Passable units that do not perform bad, they are just out of date for the modern world.)
Performance Series = ATNG (Same as the Green Series except these units will enter thermal shutdown at 45*C, they're not bad and they won't break anything, but for anyone in a warm environment, be careful of such things.
v1 of these guys had issues with transient response and 100v loading, but v2's fixed the issues.)
Rosewill Value Series RV = Deer + ATNG (ATNG only made 1 unit, which is an ATX 1.3 unit called the RV350 but it was replaced by a Deer made RV350-v2. This whole line is to be avoided.)
Rosewill Value Series RV2 = ATNG (This is where things picked up for Rosewill after the original value series. Decent ATNG units based on older ATX v2.2 designs with some slight updates done to them. They're cheap for a reason as performance is only on that Passable level.)

The only unit I left out was the DER-A400 which is another Deer made one. It doesn't really fit into any of the series but also to be avoided.

*Note, no matter what, this can and usually is an issue with all fully modular PSU's. Though, because of Rosewill's budget prices, people like to dog on them for something like this as usually only the "Enthusiasts" are buying Corsair AX and Silverstone Strider units.
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;14557960 
Rosewill RV and RV2 series are mediocre and I'd skip them

RV's were rubbish
RV2's were decent units. Old ATNG designs that don't hold up to heat very well (performance drops with efficiency) and are not very efficient to begin with.
I do believe they all follow a 73-75-70% efficiency pattern (if you use 80+ Load patterns.)
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