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Windows 7: Show Us Your Rig [8]

22 Apr 2014   #61
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Next time I order somethings I will get a tube and do some comparing.


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23 Apr 2014   #62
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Is it cool If i ask a sorta quick question in this thread? I think it's fine, but I did not feel like starting a whole thread about it.
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23 Apr 2014   #63
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ask away.
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23 Apr 2014   #64
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thanks man

Ok, so after my thread on a non related power supply question for a different pc, with carwiz and Solarstarshines excellent help, I started to read up more on power supplies, understanding voltages and the like. Anyways, After doing a lot of research and learning a lot, it made me scared. Why?

Because the power supply I have is a cheapo. I spent a lot of money on components and not a top rated PSU. I started looking into my rig. (specs are there) and realized that my power supply had good reviews when I bought it, but now they have bad reviews. And worse still, with the knowledge I have now-I have learned that cheapo power supplies like the one I bought can kill (fry) all your components easily, where the higher quality units have better protection against that. And with better quality means less chance they take everything down with it.

I am getting close to buying a ssd, (something I am insanely excited about ) but now I am second guessing myself and wondering if I should buy a better PSU instead. I have had no problems with this one....but I am freaking out.

PSU Rosewill Stallion Series RD700 700W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182278

The rails are good and everything, I just realized its considered cheap and am now second guessing my rig.
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23 Apr 2014   #65
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

That PSU rates up there with CoolerMaster 700w extreme PSU which i own and have it in my other Rig

Roswell makes good PSU's when buying a PSU you normally want to go for a Silver or Gold Rating i skip the Bronze and Platinum is just for people who really want the best

The reviews on it seem pretty fair when i was reading them and the goods out number the bad's by the way

If you are concerned that it might fail you might want to contact Roswell to see if you could maybe upgrade it to a Certified + PSU if not then i would start looking at Corsair HX series and no hassle RMA's if something goes wrong CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com
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23 Apr 2014   #66
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
That PSU rates up there with CoolerMaster 700w extreme PSU which i own and have it in my other Rig

Roswell makes good PSU's when buying a PSU you normally want to go for a Silver or Gold Rating i skip the Bronze and Platinum is just for people who really want the best

The reviews on it seem pretty fair when i was reading them and the goods out number the bad's by the way

If you are concerned that it might fail you might want to contact Roswell to see if you could maybe upgrade it to a Certified + PSU if not then i would start looking at Corsair HX series and no hassle RMA's if something goes wrong CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com
Roswell doesn't make anything; they are a rebrander.
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23 Apr 2014   #67
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
That PSU rates up there with CoolerMaster 700w extreme PSU which i own and have it in my other Rig

Roswell makes good PSU's when buying a PSU you normally want to go for a Silver or Gold Rating i skip the Bronze and Platinum is just for people who really want the best

The reviews on it seem pretty fair when i was reading them and the goods out number the bad's by the way

If you are concerned that it might fail you might want to contact Roswell to see if you could maybe upgrade it to a Certified + PSU if not then i would start looking at Corsair HX series and no hassle RMA's if something goes wrong CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com
Roswell doesn't make anything; they are a rebrander.
I never used one Personally but heard good things about them though thanks for the heads up Lady
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23 Apr 2014   #68
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would only trust Rosewill Capstone series of PSUs.
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24 Apr 2014   #69
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
...Because the power supply I have is a cheapo....
I can't say I know anything about Rosewill PSUs, nor can I find any thorough reviews (one from jonnuGURU would have been nice), but for alll the reading I've done now I can't find anyone complaining about it... To be fair though, I would have personally been wary of going for a PSU with only a 1-year warranty. On a side note, anyone know who manufacture's their PSU hardware? Can't seem to find that part.

What you're describing about a low(er) quality PSU having a chance to cause damage is much like saying you shouldn't stand outside in a thunderstorm, because you could be struck by lightning. Yes the danger is there, and yes it has happened in the past, but these are one-in-a-million sort of odds.

Honestly, unless you're running the unit close to it's limits I don't see any cause for worry.
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24 Apr 2014   #70
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Guys/gal

Thank you. I learned a lot right there! I actually found out rosewill is a newegg generic brand. Who would have thought?

I think ZaLiTH is right. I can either worry about my psu and be paranoid or actually enjoy my pc and get a ssd Failures do and can happen at anytime. Quality psu or not. I have not seen any major bad things on this psu being reported either, so I will let is go. After I get the ssd I will look into the better psu's like this one:

Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-850M 850W ATX 12V v2.3 & SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

or this one:

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com


I will post pics of when I get my ssd, should be sometime at the end of next month. We shall see how it goes.....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
Honestly, unless you're running the unit close to it's limits I don't see any cause for worry.
PSU calculator says I am only using 400W-not even close
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