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Old 06-06-2008, 01:58 AM   #131 (permalink)
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No reviews for that psu, none that I have seen, assume POS.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:36 AM   #132 (permalink)
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Its cheap... too cheap... and the amps are actually decent...

But no reviews
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Plus the OEM for some Xion also build some Kingwing, superflower and mad dog, and those are POS as well, so you get where Im going with this..
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That xion psu looks cruddy, and you can get a way better antec psu for the same price.
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Don't trust Xion.....thats my opinion
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Even their cases are cheap
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Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV, FCC
I keep seening this PSU getting recommended for budget builds
and looking at the specs... I don't like it!
so I traced it to back here.

under Top Single 12V Railed Power Supplies section.
thing is
the old version (single rail) has imho poor efficiency (by today's standards)
and the new version (one linked) isn't single rail (still not 80PLUS)
again, I don't like it.
I DEMAND you to take it out of top rated single rail PSU section :P

then maybe, just maybe I'll stop seeing that unit around?
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You have to remember the Phrase, "for it's price"..
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:18 AM   #139 (permalink)
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Actually that PSU is pretty great, also a good add is the Antec 650 TPT for $60 on Newegg
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rosewill version 1 12V-34A $54 my counter $69 12V-33A combined
rosewill version 2 12V-36A $69 my counter $59 12V-34A combined
need slightly more power?
Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 550W ATX12V Power Supply with Three 12V Rails 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TÜV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB $60 12V-42A

rosewill- I am very generous giving it 75% efficiency 420W *.75= 315W
corsair - 396W * .80= 316.8W
earthwatt 430 - 360W *.80 = 288W

430 maybe a bit weak to power more power hungry cards but then again this is the budget build section
btw ya think 430 would power the new HD 4850 and a quad?

it might have been good back then, but this is now!
plus wouldn't the energy savings add up over time?
better efficiency -> less heat -> longer parts life -> less carbon released -> more green environmentally and pocket wise

therefore I see no place for rosewill
oh yeah, I had someone counter me before on the v2 rosewill saying efficiency is 72% and GREATER
but even the better rated PC Power and Corsair doesn't get MUCH higher than their rated 80ish-%
so I don't see how one rated at 72 is going to compete with 80% rated
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