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Should I return PSU for a way better one?

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December 29, 2012 12:50:47 AM

So here is my predicament that I'd like some opinions on.

I just bought a Rosewell 630watt PSU from amazon that I have untill jan 31 to return if i choose to. Here is the link to the one I just bought for 51 dollars: http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-630-Watt-Series-Certifie...

Now newegg has this Seasonic 650w, fully modular, 80+ gold, with fully sleeved cables all for 90 bucks:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really love the seasonic one but is it worth all the effort to take the rosewell out of my case return it and put the new way prettier and more efficient one in? Also there is the cost of return shipping on the rosewell one which I have to consider.

Please post up with what you would do and why.

Thanks for your time and opinions.

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December 29, 2012 12:58:54 AM
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December 29, 2012 1:03:40 AM

I'd already read the jonnyguru one, but I'll read through the others you posted.

Thanks for your input looniam.
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December 29, 2012 1:10:01 AM

Yes, it's a pain, but well worth it.
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December 29, 2012 1:34:02 AM

mlcaouette said:
I'd already read the jonnyguru one, but I'll read through the others you posted.

Thanks for your input looniam.

you're welcome and i apologize if i said anything offensive in any AMD/intel differences. i'd be happy to provide any help to you i can.

cheers.
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December 29, 2012 2:09:24 AM

That Rosewill is an OK unit and the seasonic X series is all manor of awesome, but is it worth it? I would like to know more about your system and what you do with it. If this is a basic OEM type system, it might not be worth the trouble.
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December 29, 2012 2:14:57 AM

mlcaouette said:
So here is my predicament that I'd like some opinions on.

I just bought a Rosewell 630watt PSU from amazon that I have untill jan 31 to return if i choose to. Here is the link to the one I just bought for 51 dollars: http://www.amazon.com/Rosewill-630-Watt-Series-Certifie...

Now newegg has this Seasonic 650w, fully modular, 80+ gold, with fully sleeved cables all for 90 bucks:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I really love the seasonic one but is it worth all the effort to take the rosewell out of my case return it and put the new way prettier and more efficient one in? Also there is the cost of return shipping on the rosewell one which I have to consider.

Please post up with what you would do and why.

Thanks for your time and opinions.


I'd say - make the return and go for the Seasonic X-650, an outstanding
PSU, and a steal under $100.

Tom

ps - why - the peace of mind in having a top tier unit in your system.

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December 29, 2012 2:56:50 AM

mlcaouette said:


Falcon pictures and specs can found about mid way down on the last page of the member system gallery:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...


Thanks.

Good looking system. I can even see the Rosewill PSU in it. But 13 fans? Don't you think that might be a little bit of overkill? There are servers with fewer fans!

In a system like that, I would have a hard time turning down the Seasonic X-660. I think that is the best PSU under $100 right now. Its a great, great, PSU at an affordable price.
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December 29, 2012 3:03:34 AM

Yeah the 13 may be a bit excessive, I'm currently debating removing a few for a cleaner looking build. Three of the fans are on the cut list currently.

Thanks everyone for the input so far.
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December 29, 2012 3:07:21 AM

mlcaouette said:
Yeah the 13 may be a bit excessive, I'm currently debating removing a few for a cleaner looking build. Three of the fans are on the cut list currently.


Actually, it looks pretty clean in the photos. But i envision it sounding like a vacuum cleaner.
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December 29, 2012 3:14:27 AM

It isn't all that loud all the fans are run at low speeds unless I'm in an overclocking session. And even with the 13 fans cranked up they still aren't as loud as the single fan that was on the gtx 470, that thing sounded like a leaf blower.
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December 29, 2012 3:35:53 AM

I would only return it if your having issues sure the seasonic is way better but rma is a pain in the ass plus you have to pay return shipping fees total bs.
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December 29, 2012 6:39:12 PM

Well thank you all for the suggestions, I went ahead and purchased the seasonic last night before bed. Should be new pictures on the member system gallery next week sometime.
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December 29, 2012 6:39:12 PM

Best answer selected by mlcaouette.
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