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Except for some exceptions, brands doesn't dictate how good a power supply is going to be. Each and and every brand has the potential to sell crap, but as well as excellent units. Rosewill may havestarted out poorly when they used companies like DEER which may have been the reasoning for their poor reputation by some people; however, their power supplies have vastly improved over the past few years with their current main OEMs Highpower / Sirtec, ATNG, and Super Flower.

Indeed. What it really boils down to is this: In the PSU market there's two major groups: OEMs that sell their product to other companies to sell (and may or may not sell under their own brand as well), and marketing companies don't make PSUs but source them from said OEMs (with varying amounts of control over the end product).

A perfect example of an OEM that also sells under their own brand would be Seasonic. When you buy any Seasonic-branded unit, you can reasonably certain of the quality since all of them are made "under one roof" so to speak, with many general characteristics being identical between the different lines.

However there are many marketing companies that sell PSUs made by various OEMs, such as Corsair, XFX, and Rosewill. Since they typically contract out with a given manufacturer for only a single given line (e.g. Corsair's "CX" line or Rosewill's "Capstone" line), you can't directly compare two different lines by the same marketing company without looking at who the OEM (and the platform from said OEM) behind each line is first.

That's why you can't directly compare Rosewill's Stallion and Capstone lines by just assuming that they'd be similar since they're both sold by Rosewill.
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Yeah the stallion isn't the best.. but not wanting a Capstone cause the Stallion isn't great is like not wanting a GTX 780 cause your GTS 450 artifacts. That's how different the PSU's are. Superflower is a fantastic OEM, and generally speaking I would put them over Seasonic. Don't get me wrong, they are each fantastic.
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Okay, I think I'll go with the Capstone, thank you everyone smile.gif
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Indeed. What it really boils down to is this: In the PSU market there's two major groups: OEMs that sell their product to other companies to sell (and may or may not sell under their own brand as well), and marketing companies don't make PSUs but source them from said OEMs (with varying amounts of control over the end product).

A perfect example of an OEM that also sells under their own brand would be Seasonic. When you buy any Seasonic-branded unit, you can reasonably certain of the quality since all of them are made "under one roof" so to speak, with many general characteristics being identical between the different lines.

However there are many marketing companies that sell PSUs made by various OEMs, such as Corsair, XFX, and Rosewill. Since they typically contract out with a given manufacturer for only a single given line (e.g. Corsair's "CX" line or Rosewill's "Capstone" line), you can't directly compare two different lines by the same marketing company without looking at who the OEM (and the platform from said OEM) behind each line is first.

That's why you can't directly compare Rosewill's Stallion and Capstone lines by just assuming that they'd be similar since they're both sold by Rosewill.
Just a parting question, is that 450W Capstone compatible with an AMD Athlon II processor?
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Just a parting question, is that 450W Capstone compatible with an AMD Athlon II processor?

It is compatible with any CPU its the motherboard you sould look at
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Just a parting question, is that 450W Capstone compatible with an AMD Athlon II processor?

It's compatible with any ATX-compliant motherboard. You won't have a problem with that.
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