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Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V    Power Supply
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Satisfied 11/25/2013

This review is from: Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Pros: Supply seems decently made.
psu fans work in conjunction with my existing fan setup.
Cables are mesh rapped and makes for a clean install where you cant get away with tucking.
Had all the connectors i need to make my system run.

Cons: -1 egg for combination of everything
Blue leds in psu dont match up with my Blue apevia fans or the led strips i purchased
Company fails to tell you this psu is designed for top mount in case. It will still work in bottom position but rosewell label is upside down if fan is upside right...or vise versa.
I used a micro atx board which put my 24 pin connector at top front of fullsize desktop case(apevia x-sniper 2) and 4pin processor plug at top rear. It was a tight stretch to get both cables to reach voiding the idea of a complete wire tuck.
Some leads have pigtails on them (ie 12v 4pin and 12v 8pin) meaning when you plug in 4pin you are stuck with a 3" pigtail off of that connector w/ 8pin plug on it, again making it hard to get that clean tuck.

Other Thoughts: All cons were cosmetic preferences and do not affect the physical ability of this power supply at all.
Using PSU with:
Apevia X-sniper 2 case
Dig43L mb
Pent dual core 2.8ghz processor oc'd to 3.2ghz
500gb samsung hdd
Asus gt630 128bit 2gb ddr3 gpu

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ASUS GT630-2GD3 GeForce GT 630 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Installation was easy.
I bought this card open box for 50 bucks for my budget pc gamer and couldn't be happier.
Has hdmi output 1920x1080 (I use on 55" vizio LED)
Nice appearing card only and uses 1 expansion slot at back of computer.
Has aesthetically appealing fan and shroud with user controlled fan settings through include oc program.
Playing need for speed most wanted(newest one) on mix of high and medium setting flawlessly and graphics look better than my buddies xbox360.
Playing World of Tanks online on low settings except max draw distance @100-120fps Maximum settings @ 35-45fps.
Borderlands 2 and sniper elite play flawless as well.
Ive yet to see temps over 60c with max overclocking and hours of game play although this could be do to case/fan combo.
Very stable and consistent.
Of course we would all go buy a 690, 780 or titan if we could but this was a great practical solution for our modest gaming rig.

Cons: Cant sli

Other Thoughts: Running card on:
Apevia x-sniper 2 case w/ 120mm intake fan in front
DIG43l MB
pent dual core 2.8ghz oc'd to 3.2ghz with 92mm cooler fan
6gb Kingston ddr3 1333 memory (2x2, 1x2)
500gb Samsung hdd
Rosewell 500w psu w/ Dual 80mm exhaust fans in rear

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APEVIA X-Sniper X-SNIPER2-WHT White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Side Window-Blue
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Case has a very clean and stylish design. I purchased the case to swap my mATX gear out of a small form factor box that wouldn't allow for a larger power supply or full profile video card. Since the swap was made my core temp went from 70c to 52c so this box is a huge improvement in cooling and i havent even thrown any extra fans at it yet.

Cons: When i unpacked the case the small button used for hdd reset fell out on floor. upon inspection one of the two tabs was busted. I reattached button anyways and it is functioning normally. This is the only reason i deducted a star. Hopefully it holds up for a while.

Other Thoughts: More of just an aesthetics thing, but the side panel window is not illuminated very well with factory configuration. Some additional leds or a few illuminated fans will solve this.

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Display Name: Oliver A.

Date Joined: 11/17/13

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  • First Review: 11/17/13
  • Last Review: 11/25/13
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