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September 7, 2012 9:00:07 PM

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I've heard about good things about Rosewill's Green and Hive brands, the Capstone one features the highest efficiency, but is also only 450W.
The Green and the unbranded one with the blue LED are both about 1 inch shorter (in the dimensions) than the Capstone and Hive one, my case is going to be a Bitfenix prodigy, how is the fit?
In your opinion, how useful are modular cables?

My rig is going to be 3570k + 7870, both overclocked and overvolted.


Finally, how's Rosewill's street rep/support? I heard they were a really bad generic brand a while back but they seem to have improved with some of their latest Cases/PSUs/Keyboards.

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September 7, 2012 9:24:42 PM

Out of these I would go with the Hive 550. Seems to be the best of the lot.
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September 7, 2012 9:33:54 PM

How about this, for only $5 more than the Hive: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $74.99

Or this, for the same price ($74.99): XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

And the Capstone's are great PSU's, but the Rosewill's kind of fall off a bit, after that.
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September 7, 2012 9:34:40 PM

Neither. Get a Corsair TX 650 v2. Solid and cheap. Its basically the default PSU you should consider when comparing others.
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September 7, 2012 9:36:28 PM

Smeg45 said:
Neither. Get a Corsair TX 650 v2. Solid and cheap. Its basically the default PSU you should consider when comparing others.


The TX650 V2 is $90 ($80 after MIR, if you want to count that) and it's more than he needs anyway.
September 7, 2012 9:42:13 PM

How is OCZ with mail-in rebates? I thought that a quality 500W PSU (ie. CX500) would be fine for a 3570k + 7870, is this correct?
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September 7, 2012 9:44:38 PM

sabot00 said:
How is OCZ with mail-in rebates?


I don't know that, honestly, but you're right that a good quality 500W unit is all you really need (although I don't love the Builder series PSU's from Corsair).
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September 7, 2012 10:04:48 PM

sabot00 said:

the Capstone one features the highest efficiency, but is also only 450W.

My rig is going to be 3570k + 7870, both overclocked and overvolted.

Unless you have some kind of fear of running at about 60-65% of it's capacity when gaming, the Capstone would be fine, no bunnies or kittens dying
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September 7, 2012 10:07:21 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
I don't know that, honestly, but you're right that a good quality 500W unit is all you really need (although I don't love the Builder series PSU's from Corsair).


I see, why do you feel that way about their builder series?
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September 7, 2012 10:30:49 PM

sabot00 said:
I see, why do you feel that way about their builder series?


They're not bad, by any means, just slightly lower quality than the Enthusiast series (read, more failures, at least from what I've seen).

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September 7, 2012 11:09:53 PM
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the capstone 450m and hive 550m are almost the same. the capstone rates at 37 amps and the hive 550 at 38amps.


if you are wondering what the rosewill hive is, it is exactally just a refreshed with newer parts version of the OCZ ZS series PSU's in modular form(as the ocz unit has a bit of age on it). same oem, same specs. The capstone is a superflower made psu which is rapidly becoming one of the high end psu makers.
September 7, 2012 11:50:15 PM

dudewitbow said:
the capstone 450m and hive 550m are almost the same. the capstone rates at 37 amps and the hive 550 at 38amps.


if you are wondering what the rosewill hive is, it is exactally just a refreshed with newer parts version of the OCZ ZS series PSU's in modular form(as the ocz unit has a bit of age on it). same oem, same specs. The capstone is a superflower made psu which is rapidly becoming one of the high end psu makers.

Thanks for the very informative post, so between those 4 PSU's and something like the CX500, what would you recommend?
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September 8, 2012 2:05:59 AM

sabot00 said:
Thanks for the very informative post, so between those 4 PSU's and something like the CX500, what would you recommend?



IMO the capstone, unless you are going to go through with the MIR on the corsair CX. regardless, the capstone is the better of the bunch
September 8, 2012 2:26:43 AM

What about a comparasion between the Capstone and CX600 in terms of quality? Since I'm going for a Mini-ITX build I won't CF/SLI, so I'm worried only about quality and fan noise.
September 16, 2012 4:01:26 AM

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September 16, 2012 10:53:28 AM

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