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PSUs are a difficult thing. You can't really go by who the rebadger or the manufacturer is to figure out the kind of psu you are getting, especially with companies like Rosewill who provide a real mixed bag of stuff.
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PSUs are a difficult thing. You can't really go by who the rebadger or the manufacturer is to figure out the kind of psu you are getting, especially with companies like Rosewill who provide a real mixed bag of stuff.
OR when the same PSU could have two complete different manufactors....

i.e. Antec EarthWatts was made by Seasonic but is now made by Delta. However, not all the models are made by Delta. You can't tell which until you actually check the product number on the box...
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OR when the same PSU could have two complete different manufactors....

i.e. Antec EarthWatts was made by Seasonic but is now made by Delta. However, not all the models are made by Delta. You can't tell which until you actually check the product number on the box...
Seems kind of shady sometimes . I'm still waiting on a review for the Deltas .
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I have purchased two Roseiwll PSU's. I purchased a cheap 450w stallion to power my E6300 and 7900GS ages ago both fully overclocked. The PSU worked like a champ and eventually i upgraded to an RP550V2-S-S2 which was also a good deal. I gave that PSU to a friend to power his E2140 and HD3850 and to this day almost two years later it is still powering his system no problem. My RP550 i had upgraded for a 520HX becuase i wanted modular to improve the looks of the inside of my ned Antec 900 case. The RP550 powered my E6300 @ 3.6ghz and a fully overclocked powerhungry X1950XT 512 with no problems. That PSU is still running beautifully in my other friends rig with an E2180 OC'd to 3.4ghz combined with my old X1950XT.

The bottom line is that Rosewill PSU's are not the greatest sure, we can all agree on that. However in no way are they the SATAN of power supplies. Honestly i have studied computer hardware value bang for buck for years now and the Rosewill PSU's i have not seen to be beaten in value in terms of raw stable power at a good value. The Chainwell models have won johnnyguru's seal of approval and many others including mine for a budget PSU. Don't knock em until you try one (a chainwell OEM that is)

EDIT: I figured i would point out to anyone who didn't know that Chainwell is the OEM supplier that many Antec's and now the Corsair VX line uses. While sure the caps on the rosewill and many things may be different they are still using similar guts to a Corsair VX series which comes HIGHLY recommended as we all know.
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I'll give a +1 for the rp-550, seems to be treating my rig good so far and as a bonus it was basicly free because of the combo price with my case at newegg.
    
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Chainwell? That's a new one to me . As far as I know, the 450 Stallion RD-450-2 is made by Solytech (although I can't confirm it). If it is anything like this Rosewill: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/558/1, then you ended up with one of the good ones (plus a 6300 and 7900gs aren't all the much of a load even when oced). But I can't say for certain that it is a good psu even if it is from the same manufacturer. Then you switched to the RP550-2 which is another proven performer, although the caps are on the cheap side and won't hold up to high heat for extended periods of time. So the two Rosewills you bought happened to be part of the 5 or so known psus that are at least decent.

edit- Ah, its Channel Well Tech, not Chainwell and Rosewill has never used them as an OEM. I know they have used Youngyear, Wintech, Solytech and ATNG. No CWT yet.
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edit- Also that Rosewill has cheap caps, don't expect them to last too long.
I know I'm jumping back a bit with this, but if the cheap caps is the only thing wrong with that PSU, why don't you just buy better ones and solder them on at home? Its not like they really cost anything.
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I know I'm jumping back a bit with this, but if the cheap caps is the only thing wrong with that PSU, why don't you just buy better ones and solder them on at home? Its not like they really cost anything.
Each cap cost about $5-10 plus shipping. For the $10-25 spent, why not just get a better PSU?
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Yup, unless it's a hobby or you've had the psu for a while and you want to get some more life out of it then don't bother with recapping. Also, I should note that the Fuhjyyu caps in it have a bad reputation but doesn't mean they will die. A good chunk of people will get them to last years, they just have a higher rate of death early on in their life then is acceptable and the rates of failure are directly proportional to the operating temperature. There is also no reason to replace a perfectly operational cap even if it is a cheap one. If you don't like the caps on a psu, don't buy it and don't waste your money recapping a brand new psu. If you know the right people you can get some decent Taiwanese caps like SamXsons or even Teapos for a nice price but it still isn't worth it.
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I have a ultra and a Rosewill both work great tho the Rosewill 500watt i got makes some noises some times. But the ultra been running my system great sence i bought it.
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