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The Green 630 is the best unit in that lot.. the Silencer MK3 will top that too, slightly better efficiency and it's also modular... the Capstone is A Lot better than anything there though.
post #12 of 22
as to Raidmax i think its underestimated, mine is running perfectly but people say i should change it.. more so with mine the rating is not peak power but still it meets my needs... nice and quite too.. smile.gif

tho i must admit im looking to upgrade to a roeswill hive series thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 3/5/12 at 2:40am
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post #13 of 22
I haven't had time to keep the PSUCalc database fully updated, sorry. Will work on it when I get the chance.


I recommend the Capstone as well. Very nice little PSUs.
post #14 of 22
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as to Raidmax i think its underestimated, mine is running perfectly but people say i should change it.. more so with mine the rating is not peak power but still it meets my needs... nice and quite too.. smile.gif
tho i must admit im looking to upgrade to a roeswill hive series thumb.gif

It's not that it's underestimated, its because we know that most of their units are pretty much junk. Proper review sites have shown various Raidmax models fail to put out their rated wattage, or have very poor voltage regulation or ripple suppression. Further, Raidmax even goes so far as to put fake 80+ badges on some of their PSU's that don't meet regulations at all. On top of that we know the platforms used in the construction of the PSU and can tell by how their built if they would be expected to perform well.

This really just goes to show, just because your PSU "works" does not make it a good PSU or make it a good idea for any sort of long term use. This is also why Newegg customer reviews for PSU's are pretty much pointless.
post #15 of 22
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Since the Rosewill isn't modular like I wanted, should I keep my current PSU or is the Rosewill worth the upgrade?
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It's not that it's underestimated, its because we know that most of their units are pretty much junk. Proper review sites have shown various Raidmax models fail to put out their rated wattage, or have very poor voltage regulation or ripple suppression. Further, Raidmax even goes so far as to put fake 80+ badges on some of their PSU's that don't meet regulations at all. On top of that we know the platforms used in the construction of the PSU and can tell by how their built if they would be expected to perform well.
This really just goes to show, just because your PSU "works" does not make it a good PSU or make it a good idea for any sort of long term use. This is also why Newegg customer reviews for PSU's are pretty much pointless.

gotcha, ok well rather take the chance, i willl go ahead and get roeswill hibe series or capstone ( i Know not modular) if i can get them here or an OCZ 600+watter smile.gif TY for the infomation
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post #17 of 22
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Since the Rosewill isn't modular like I wanted, should I keep my current PSU or is the Rosewill worth the upgrade?

Tha Capstone series are awsome, i have look into these for awhile now and they seem to get some good posts here on OCN about them. but being non-modular means you willl have alot cables you dont need which you have to sort our so in effect it can make cable managment abit more tricky.. other than that really good PSUs smile.gif
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post #18 of 22
you might also consider the enermax modu87/lepa g 500w, modular and very quiet
post #19 of 22
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I think I'm pretty set on the Rosewill Capstone. Thanks for all the help guys! reps out in a second
Any way to get this cheaper than $80+tax? Anyone selling one? :3
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I think I'm pretty set on the Rosewill Capstone. Thanks for all the help guys! reps out in a second
Any way to get this cheaper than $80+tax? Anyone selling one? :3

i cant find any for sale on ebay or amazon cheaper than what your paying.. you might get luck and find someone here on OCN or other online stores thumb.gif
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