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Corsair RM Series vs. Rosewill Capstone Modular

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December 1, 2013 9:36:12 PM

First time poster.

I am semi-new to computer building. I was recently given a decent, old Gateway computer with a bad graphics card. I just purchased a GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB DDR5 GPU to replace my current one. Realizing I need a better PSU to power the new card, I have been doing my research. I quickly decided I wanted modular, but decided I would like to try and keep this under $120 (honestly the cheaper the better). As a sucker for bad reviews, I simply could not bring myself to get anything without at least 4 eggs. Now I am here, stuck between 2 great PSU's.

Here are my concerns with each PSU:

Corsair RM Series:
The price ($120) is a bit more than the Rosewill ($93) currently, but the Rosewill was "originally" much more ($140). +1 point for the Rosewill
The common complaint of the lack of an Analog to Digi adapter for the "Corsair Link". Im honestly not too sure what this even is. I have gathered that it may be something that allows you to diagnose things with your PSU? Im lost there, but lot's of people seem to be concerned.
The cables are a common complaint but I am not too worried about that

Rosewill Capstone Modular
It ain't Corsair. It's not quite as reputable as its counterpart.
There were some reviews saying that this is only a semi-modular PSU, while many other people seem to be oblivious to this. Is it really only semi-modular? And if it is, is that really a good reason to pay $30 more for the Corsair?


I was thinking I could get a 650w so that I would have room to add things in the future, but I may not actually need it. This is another thing I could use a little advice on. I plan on periodically upgrading my components, but I don't think I will ever have a need for multiple graphics cards and such.

Im not so stubborn that I would not be inclined to take suggestions for comparable PSU's for around the same price range. Feel free to spit 'em out if you know of a better options.

Any advice would be fantastic, because I plan on ordering one of these tonight (right at the start of cyber monday).


UPDATE: After reading some reviews online, I wouldn't mind adding the Rosewill Fortress Platinum Certified one in there. It may not be modular but it is hard to argue with such a glorious piece of machinery.
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December 1, 2013 9:47:45 PM

I still prefer the Corsair RM, even without the Corsair Link, its quiet, efficient, modular, etc. and Corsair has a reputation for making quality PSU's while Rosewill, which is still respectable, makes a bit lower quality PSU's. Corsair PSU's are actually re-branded Seasonic (the best PSU manufacturer) PSU's.
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December 1, 2013 9:50:17 PM

corsair is the best,excellent and trusted brand,go for the corsair rm series it is made by Chicony Power Technology but it is good psu,
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December 1, 2013 9:58:48 PM

Nuclear101 said:
I still prefer the Corsair RM, even without the Corsair Link, its quiet, efficient, modular, etc. and Corsair has a reputation for making quality PSU's while Rosewill, which is still respectable, makes a bit lower quality PSU's. Corsair PSU's are actually re-branded Seasonic (the best PSU manufacturer) PSU's.


not all corsair psus are made by seasonic,some corsair psus are seasonic but many of them are CWT,Chicony Power Technology and Flextronics
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December 1, 2013 10:01:58 PM

I will go the other way and say I would rather have the SuperFlower built semi-modular Rosewill Capstone. I tend to steer clear of Chicony PSU's as they (so far in my research) avoid providing samples to independent testers for review - Superflower has no such issues. Just my opinion here
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