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Antec/Rosewill vs. Silverstone - worth the money?

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June 3, 2009 3:37:59 AM

I'm pretty close to selecting an Antec Twelve Hundred for my new i7 920 build, but newegg has thrown a monkey wrench in my plans. A trusted friend recommended the SILVERSTONE OP850 850W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) PSU, but newegg is currently offering some sweet combo discounts when you pair the Twelve Hundred with an Antec PSU.

These are the potential options:

Rosewill RBR1000-M 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($200 - $50 discount, $80 savings total)

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($120 - $40 discount, $150 savings total (!!!))

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($170 - $35 discount, $95 savings total)

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($135 - $30 discount, $125 savings total)

Antec EA750 750W ATX12V version 2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($140 - $30 discount, $120 savings total)

Many of these have few reviews, so I'm hesitant. On the one hand I know that you don't skimp on your PSU, but on the other we are talking about a lot of cash here.

Any advice on this matter would be most appreciated!
a b ) Power supply
June 3, 2009 8:02:33 AM

Read these reviews. You can take what Oklahoma Wolf says to the bank.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

The major downside of the CP-850w is the fact it only fits in a few Antec cases. Probably not a big factor since you're getting one of them, but it may be a factor if you ever want to change out your case. I'd go with the CP-850, but the truepower 750 isn't a bad choice.
June 3, 2009 8:16:08 AM

sikonawt said:
I'm pretty close to selecting an Antec Twelve Hundred for my new i7 920 build, but newegg has thrown a monkey wrench in my plans. A trusted friend recommended the SILVERSTONE OP850 850W (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) PSU, but newegg is currently offering some sweet combo discounts when you pair the Twelve Hundred with an Antec PSU.

These are the potential options:

Rosewill RBR1000-M 1000W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($200 - $50 discount, $80 savings total)

Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($120 - $40 discount, $150 savings total (!!!))

Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($170 - $35 discount, $95 savings total)

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($135 - $30 discount, $125 savings total)

Antec EA750 750W ATX12V version 2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ($140 - $30 discount, $120 savings total)

Many of these have few reviews, so I'm hesitant. On the one hand I know that you don't skimp on your PSU, but on the other we are talking about a lot of cash here.

Any advice on this matter would be most appreciated!


I assume you are going quad SLI and 10 raptor drives, yeah? For that kind of money, don't skimp. Get the PCP&C 1200. / sarcasm off.

Perhaps a list of what you ARE planning on using / doing might help us make useful recommendations. Based on the three brands that you are making choices from, Silverstone would be a tier 1 (top) performer, Rosewill near the bottom of any list of PSU's.
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June 3, 2009 12:05:32 PM

I will only use a modular Power Supply

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June 3, 2009 1:08:03 PM

Thanks for the replies all --

here is some more info about my build. Keep in mind that none of this is set in stone yet.

EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
I7 920
WD Caviar Black 640 (might get a second and RAID them)
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Antec Twelve Hundred Case
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

The big question mark right now is the GPU. I was wavering between getting two lesser cards in crossfire or SLI now for cost efficiency, but am now leaning towards getting a more powerful single card now and then upgrading with a second (or possibly a third depending on how much utility I'd get out of it) GPU in a year or two (two years being about halfway through the lifespan of the computer for me).


And gkay -- I didn't overlook those. That corsair CMPSU-750TX (or -850TX) was one of the PSUs that I identified, buy my friend didn't really comment on it and instead just recommended the Silverstone.
a b ) Power supply
June 3, 2009 3:10:56 PM

Same answer for me, because of the $$ savings from the combo deals the TP runs you $80 and the CP runs you $110. To keep SLI or crossfire upgrade path open for the future I see no real cost benefit from going with a lower powered PSU.
a c 144 ) Power supply
June 3, 2009 4:07:27 PM

Avoid the Rosewill.
June 3, 2009 4:25:22 PM

go with a corsair 1000HX if you're looking for that much power.

also in 2 years those GPU's will be obsolete because of DX11/12.
June 4, 2009 3:07:58 AM

Obsolete? Unless the speed of technology quickens substantially I doubt it. I guess it depends on your definition of "obsolete" -- if you mean not nearly as good as the newest thing, then yeah, obsolete. But if you mean non-functional then I doubt it.
April 29, 2010 9:41:49 PM

Common sense tells us that you are going to need alot of cash if you intend on I7 build in the first place. And Experience tells me no the I7 is not worth the money it takes to build one! So be Truthfull to yourself and answer your own Question.
Im not trying to be Harsh or Rude just real !!
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