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Rosewill PSU... Keep or return?

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November 29, 2012 11:45:31 AM

Hello all! I'm building a midrange budgeted gaming PC, and I'm down to the PSU.

Specs-
i5-2500K
212 EVO
EVGA P67 SLI
XFX DD HD7850 2GB
G.Skill Sniper 1866 2x4GB
1TB HDD
Possible SSD
Optical

This leaves me with *technically* a $40 remaining budget for a PSU, lol. During BF sales I luckily purchased this Rosewill PSU for only $40 after rebate, but I'm having second thoughts. The reviews on Newegg are decent, but toms seems to hate it.

I'm not familiar with PSUs, is this Rosewill PSU really that bad? Should I return it and get like a Corsair or something for $20 more??

PSU-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I mean I'm not looking for the best PSU I possibly can, I just want one that supplies enough power and is reliable... I generally liked Rosewill :S Thanks in advance

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a c 288 ) Power supply
November 29, 2012 11:59:41 AM

TDZ said:
Hello all! I'm building a midrange budgeted gaming PC, and I'm down to the PSU.

Specs-
i5-2500K
212 EVO
EVGA P67 SLI
XFX DD HD7850 2GB
G.Skill Sniper 1866 2x4GB
1TB HDD
Possible SSD
Optical

This leaves me with *technically* a $40 remaining budget for a PSU, lol. During BF sales I luckily purchased this Rosewill PSU for only $40 after rebate, but I'm having second thoughts. The reviews on Newegg are decent, but toms seems to hate it.

I'm not familiar with PSUs, is this Rosewill PSU really that bad? Should I return it and get like a Corsair or something for $20 more??

PSU-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I mean I'm not looking for the best PSU I possibly can, I just want one that supplies enough power and is reliable... I generally liked Rosewill :S Thanks in advance


Hi -The short answer is: if you can return it, you probably should, except for $40
I don't know how much better you can do. Would take a lot of site searching, but today is Thur
and the weekend deals will start popping up tonite n tomorrow.

A lot of Rosewill PSU's are good/very good (Capstone & Fortress series in particular),
but the unit you have is an older (gimmicky blue led) model.

Tom

with the sys you posted, you should have an "enthuiast" level or better PSU



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a c 288 ) Power supply
November 29, 2012 12:10:30 PM

TDZ said:
Hello all! I'm building a midrange budgeted gaming PC, and I'm down to the PSU.

Specs-
i5-2500K
212 EVO
EVGA P67 SLI
XFX DD HD7850 2GB
G.Skill Sniper 1866 2x4GB
1TB HDD
Possible SSD
Optical

This leaves me with *technically* a $40 remaining budget for a PSU, lol. During BF sales I luckily purchased this Rosewill PSU for only $40 after rebate, but I'm having second thoughts. The reviews on Newegg are decent, but toms seems to hate it.

I'm not familiar with PSUs, is this Rosewill PSU really that bad? Should I return it and get like a Corsair or something for $20 more??

PSU-- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I mean I'm not looking for the best PSU I possibly can, I just want one that supplies enough power and is reliable... I generally liked Rosewill :S Thanks in advance


Hi again - Even tho I would have recommended a diff PSU beforehand, this unit will run your system
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