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I bought a Rosewill HIVE 650W modular for my new budget build, and after a week I started having issues. Asking on another "tech support" forum got me no help whatsoever but they certainly took the opportunity to bash Rosewill. I later discovered it was probably the motherboard and not the PSU but since I had already submitted a RMA I figured I might as well send it back and see about a new one.

I've heard that Rosewill is getting better, but started out with poor quality PSU's. Is this true? Think I should get another HIVE? I can get a Corsair Professional 650W for a few dollars more but dollars tend to add up and I'm not really in a place where I can afford to go much higher.

Any thoughts from you guys?
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Ive heard they were pretty decent actually.
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Rosewill Green (except 700W one) and HIVE series are solid PSU. What problems were you having?
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I bought a Rosewill HIVE 650W modular for my new budget build, and after a week I started having issues. Asking on another "tech support" forum got me no help whatsoever but they certainly took the opportunity to bash Rosewill. I later discovered it was probably the motherboard and not the PSU but since I had already submitted a RMA I figured I might as well send it back and see about a new one.

I've heard that Rosewill is getting better, but started out with poor quality PSU's. Is this true? Think I should get another HIVE? I can get a Corsair Professional 650W for a few dollars more but dollars tend to add up and I'm not really in a place where I can afford to go much higher.

Any thoughts from you guys?
answers here
http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ibly-best.html
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post #6 of 130
Rosewill is Newegg's great budget brand. I'd have no problem buying anything Rosewill.
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post #7 of 130
I would never trust a Rosewill. You must remember that your PSU is the heart of your system, cheaping out there is a REALLY bad idea. I've read lots of horror stories about cheap PSUs going out and taking everything with it.

Read any Jonny Guru review where he tests a cheap PSU and watch the capacitors fly --literally.

If I were you I'd add the extra few bucks and get the Corsair.
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post #8 of 130
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
Rosewill Green (except 700W one) and HIVE series are solid PSU. What problems were you having?
System was freezing after long idle (work/sleep), wouldn't post after hard reset.
Freezing after medium idle (errands) would post after hard reset.

DrDebug always registered 00, fans would kick on, but nothing to the monitor.

Finally, when it froze up during use I decided to just RMA both the motherboard and the PSU. I'm actually about to take the PSU to a local shop to throw it on a tester, just for my own peace of mind.

Thank you Redwoodz for the link, I'll read it when I have a chance to sit down after work.
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I would never trust a Rosewill.
You're missing out. You do know that they're owned by Newegg, right?
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post #10 of 130
Rosewill PSU's are actually very nice budget PSU's.

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