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Antec vs Rosewill power supply.

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16 March 2010 19:59:24

I am putting together a new build that will be used for video editing and converting as well as VOB playback. Here are some of the build specs:

The case will be an Antec 1200

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 Quad-Core Desktop Processor -

MOBO:GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -

Hard Drives: - Western Digital Caviar Green WD20000CSRTL 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -

I am still searching for a suitable Video card. since newegg is having st patricks day sale I beieve I will find a decent one soon. I wont be doing any gaming so a good card with HDMI output will get me by. If you have any suggestions please feel free to advise me.

Here's where my issue popped up. Initiall I was going to get the Antec 850w which came in a combo deal with the Antec 1200 case. But because of the St Patricks day sale, newegg has posted a 1000w Rosewill PSU for $105. I would like to know if Rosewill has better quality PSU's than Antec? I have posted the links associated with both supply's below.

Antec CP-850 850W Continuous Power CPX SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC "compatible with Core i7" Power Supply -

Rosewill BRONZE series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply -
a c 243 ) Power supply
16 March 2010 20:03:40

Rosewill's are not known for thier quality, quite the opposite actually.
a b ) Power supply
16 March 2010 20:21:55

yep, definitely antec
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a c 248 ) Power supply
16 March 2010 20:34:57


Rosewill has a history of offering powersupplies of questionable quality and value. They do make a few that are adequate and a few that are better but overall their quality is inconsistant.
16 March 2010 20:41:40

so that must be why they're offering a 1000w supply for only $109. I guess the antec is gonna be the answer.
a b ) Power supply
16 March 2010 20:47:42

a c 144 ) Power supply
16 March 2010 21:20:06

Just in case there's still some doubt, Antec.
a b ) Power supply
16 March 2010 21:43:18

Another vote for Antec.

How about a Corsair?

Card-wise, if you're not gaming then look at the Radeon 5400s or 5500s - all the Eyefinity and power-saving loveliness of the new ATI cards but dead cheap.
16 March 2010 22:05:22

Im just looking at the antec 850w psu since it comes bundled with the antec 1200 case and I'll get $20 off. Im going to have alot of HD's plugged in so I need as many sata hook-ups as I can get.