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January 6, 2013 5:01:08 AM

*SOLVED* Many people recommended the Rosewill Hive. Manofchalk's explanation was the best at describing why some people thought some Rosewill products were bad, yet at the same time explaining why the HIVE is a quality PSU.



Ok, I'm REEEEEEALY on the verge of buying the Rosewill Hive 650
Why? Because it's modular and I HATE all those damn cable in my box.
But I found 2 other really good deals out there. If you can convince me, I'll take one of the bundled PSU's instead.

Rosewill HIVE 650w - $66 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750 - $66 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053&nm_mc=AFC-C8JUNCTION&cm_mmc=AFC-C8JUNCTION-_-EMC-010413-Latest-_-PowerSupplies-_-17171053-L05A&PID=2210202&SID=uuu48014F15-F0AA-F85A-CD43-BB41A3D343EE&AID=10440897

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 - $77 total
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021

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January 6, 2013 5:23:31 AM

The Corsair can support two high end graphics cards, while the Rosewill cant.

Dont bother with that Coolermaster.
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January 6, 2013 5:24:28 AM

Might as well just get the hive.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Rosewill-HIVE-65...

Edit: Good point man. I sorta don't like 650W units. To small to support two cards unless they are the newer gold units, and to big for just one. Might want to go down to a 500W unit if running one card or go with the 750 if planning on CF/SLI. (big cards of course.)
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January 6, 2013 5:35:28 AM

manofchalk said:
The Corsair can support two high end graphics cards, while the Rosewill cant.

Dont bother with that Coolermaster.


I don't think I'll SLI. When I need more GPU power, I'll probably just upgrade my graphics card instead of trying to SLI two older cards.

So, in that case which would you recommend?
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January 6, 2013 5:39:20 AM

Then the Rosewill, the modularity appeals to you and you don't need the extra power of the Corsair.
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January 6, 2013 5:42:10 AM

manofchalk said:
Then the Rosewill, the modularity appeals to you and you don't need the extra power of the Corsair.


Thanks!

There's also the question of quality, though. I've heard /some/ feedback that the Hive only lasts a few months while the Corsair will last years.

Any truth to that?
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January 6, 2013 5:58:04 AM

Read the link I gave?
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January 6, 2013 5:58:21 AM

Certain Rosewill series (the Stallion, Green) are very low quality and early on that was all Rosewill had. Added to the fact that Rosewill is just Newegg in disguise and being a budget brand hasn't helped their reputation so they dont have a great image among the tech community.

The newer units like the Hive and Fortress (I think) are made by a good OEM and are of decent quality. You can read the review that (his name is a string of numbers, I shall call him) Toilet linked above that has fairly good things to say about this particular unit.
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January 6, 2013 6:01:59 AM

4745454b said:
Read the link I gave?


Yeah, he said it was pretty much an excellent PSU, which makes me wonder why I've been hearing hate about it elsewhere.
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January 6, 2013 6:06:39 AM

Toilet? How rude... :D 

Hive is pretty new so no clue about long term viability. As pointed out its made of quality parts for the most part so it should be good to go. I wouldn't have suggested it if it was bad.
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January 6, 2013 6:06:55 AM

manofchalk said:
Certain Rosewill series (the Stallion, Green) are very low quality and early on that was all Rosewill had. Added to the fact that Rosewill is just Newegg in disguise and being a budget brand hasn't helped their reputation so they dont have a great image among the tech community.

The newer units like the Hive and Fortress (I think) are made by a good OEM and are of decent quality. You can read the review that (his name is a string of numbers, I shall call him) Toilet linked above that has fairly good things to say about this particular unit.


4745454b said:
Toilet? How rude... :D 

Hive is pretty new so no clue about long term viability. As pointed out its made of quality parts for the most part so it should be good to go. I wouldn't have suggested it if it was bad.




I have the form all filled out and about to press pay for the $66 Rosewill.

Now is the time if anyone wants to stop me!
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January 6, 2013 6:21:37 AM

WAAAIITT!!!
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Nah, its cool. Go ahead.
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January 6, 2013 6:38:03 AM

Best answer selected by zantaff.
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January 6, 2013 6:42:11 AM

*SOLVED* Many people recommended the Rosewill Hive,. Manofchalk's explanation was the best at describing why some people thought some Rosewill products were bad, yet at the same time explaining why the HIVE is a quality PSU.
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