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Total: 16 votes (13 blank votes)

  • Logisys
  • 0 %
  • CoolMax
  • 0 %
  • Rosewell
  • 100 %
  • Raidmax
  • 0 %
  • Logisys
  • 0 %
February 29, 2012 6:15:30 PM

The college computer club I'm in is thinking of building desktops for anyone who wants to buy them. We know power supply is one you don't want sub-par brands for so we were wondering what would be a good brand to go with as a cheep low end PSU.

We know some of the high end brands like Cooler Master and Antec are good choices but there is not that many of them in the low end area that we are looking at.

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February 29, 2012 6:17:55 PM

None of the above, dont scrimp on psu as it not worth it.
I would highly recommend Corsair or Seasonic great quality psu's.
a b ) Power supply
February 29, 2012 8:23:54 PM

Hi :) 

Try another poll with some GOOD brands in it....

You dont put a crap psu into a machine you are selling or you will get a LOT back....

All the best Brett :) 
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a b ) Power supply
February 29, 2012 8:31:50 PM

rosewill has some very good units (and bad so always do your research) but they would be my choice. unfortunately it seems we have some people who are clueless about PSU yet dispose their idiotic knowledge as if fact.

hive series
The Rosewill HIVE 650 W proved to be an excellent power supply for the average user, with efficiency between 82% and 86%, low noise and ripple levels, very good voltage regulation, and an excellent cable configuration. Costing only USD 85, it provides a terrific price/performance ratio.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-65...

capstone series
With the Capstone 750W unit, Rosewill has become a brand name to take notice of. Gone are the days when the words "house brand" meant something like Deer or Powmax. This unit is efficient, powerful, and extremely well performing. It is as good as almost anything else out there I could name. I do wish it were at least semi-modular, and was a bit cheaper, but that's just about all it has going against it.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

green series
Rosewill Green Series 630 W (RG630-S12) is a great choice for users looking for a good cost-effective solution. Of course there are better power supplies from this power range on the market (Nexus RX-6300, for example), but not at USD 70.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-Green-S...





February 29, 2012 8:42:57 PM

And yet NONE of you seem to notice that I'm talking 350-450w PSU's. How about not talking about PSU's that are powerful enough to run two of the systems we are looking at. If you can't get it in that power range for a decent price we are not interested.

As I said in the first post. We ALREADY know about the high end brands. We're just wondering if any of the cheaper options are good choices for lower end systems.
a b ) Power supply
February 29, 2012 8:55:23 PM

DJRWolf said:
And yet NONE of you seem to notice that I'm talking 350-450w PSU's. How about not talking about PSU's that are powerful enough to run two of the systems we are looking at. If you can't get it in that power range for a decent price we are not interested.

As I said in the first post. We ALREADY know about the high end brands. We're just wondering if any of the cheaper options are good choices for lower end systems.


you won't find a better under 450w PSU for the price, corsair was not mentioned on your list

$37 after instant rebate and $17 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


a b ) Power supply
February 29, 2012 9:41:56 PM

dirtyferret said:
rosewill has some very good units (and bad so always do your research) but they would be my choice. unfortunately it seems we have some people who are clueless about PSU yet dispose their idiotic knowledge as if fact.

Yes I totally agree. People on the other section of forums just spit out wrong information when they obviously know nothing about the topic **cough**
Rosewill PSUs are mostly good. They bring the best price to performance ratio on their lower end models and CAPSTONE series. People can't just say that Rosewill is a bad PSU company when there really isn't any proof.
DJRWolf said:
And yet NONE of you seem to notice that I'm talking 350-450w PSU's. How about not talking about PSU's that are powerful enough to run two of the systems we are looking at. If you can't get it in that power range for a decent price we are not interested.

As I said in the first post. We ALREADY know about the high end brands. We're just wondering if any of the cheaper options are good choices for lower end systems.

Toms has a good list of Recommended PSUs
dirtyferret said:
you won't find a better under 450w PSU for the price, corsair was not mentioned on your list $37 after instant rebate and $17 after MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

There has been a lot of reviews saying that the CX430 makes a whine noise. Get the Rosewill 430w
a c 274 ) Power supply
February 29, 2012 9:48:09 PM

Worst list i've ever seen.
Nonsense also, since Corsair and Antec offer reliable low cost units.
Newer Rosewill units are good but aren't really low cost.
I've personally used Antec Basiq and Corsair CX430V2 in low power systems with no problems.
a c 1184 ) Power supply
February 29, 2012 10:47:13 PM

DJRWolf said:
The college computer club I'm in is thinking of building desktops for anyone who wants to buy them. We know power supply is one you don't want sub-par brands for so we were wondering what would be a good brand to go with as a cheep low end PSU.

We know some of the high end brands like Cooler Master and Antec are good choices but there is not that many of them in the low end area that we are looking at.

I don't know what cave you've been dwelling in but Cooler Master has never been considered a high end brand by those that have any knowledge about power supplies.
a c 158 ) Power supply
March 1, 2012 12:25:39 AM

DJRWolf said:
The college computer club I'm in is thinking of building desktops for anyone who wants to buy them. We know power supply is one you don't want sub-par brands for so we were wondering what would be a good brand to go with as a cheep low end PSU.

We know some of the high end brands like Cooler Master and Antec are good choices but there is not that many of them in the low end area that we are looking at.

What price range are you looking at? What are the basic specs you're wanting to power? None of us knew that you were wanting 350-450w PSUs in mind because you never gave us enough information to be able to deduce that. If you want good recommendations, then you need to provide enough information for poster to provide an informed response.
a c 111 ) Power supply
March 1, 2012 12:43:38 AM

They all suck, only good thing to consider is the Rosewill Capstone series which is an awesome performer. You can get corsair cx430v2 for like $25 on newegg.
March 1, 2012 12:46:46 AM

OP seems to be under the impression that the "high-end brands" do not make anything below $100 and 750watts. Corsair was already mentioned, which is a solid brand that has entries at all levels, here is a different brand for some variety:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 1, 2012 1:00:47 AM

DJRWolf said:
And yet NONE of you seem to notice that I'm talking 350-450w PSU's. How about not talking about PSU's that are powerful enough to run two of the systems we are looking at. If you can't get it in that power range for a decent price we are not interested.

As I said in the first post. We ALREADY know about the high end brands. We're just wondering if any of the cheaper options are good choices for lower end systems.



You also said this in your first post:

"We know power supply is one you don't want sub-par brands for....."

Well, that line of thinking was correct. You don't want sub-par brands just to save $15 or $20, because you put all your other components at risk. If you're going to try to save money, it's going to cost you.
a b ) Power supply
March 1, 2012 1:16:42 AM

NONE OF THE ABOVE. Your choices are bad.

Seasonic is the best.
a b ) Power supply
March 1, 2012 1:35:21 AM

Quote:
You want something with an 80+ Bronze certification at leased


nothing beats newegg's PSU leased prices :pfff: 
March 1, 2012 10:29:26 AM

1) Seasonic
2) Corsair
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