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Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300 - 1300-Watt Modular, Active PFC Power Supply - Continuous @ 122 Degrees F (50C), 80 PLUS Gold, ATX 12V v2.31 & EPS 12V v2.92, Intel Haswell, SLI & CrossFire-Ready
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Pros: Loved the color LED's on the back. Came with a very nice case for all the cords. Provided plenty of power for my machine.

Cons: After two weeks I was playing Splinter Cell when smoke came pouring out of my computer case. Went to shut down and the there was a pop and the back of the power supply, where all the cords come out, literally caught on fire. I had to rip the plug out, rip the cover off the side of the case and blow it out. It looks like the cord that goes to my CPU fan was the one that melted. It also melted some of the other cables going to my video card and hard drives. Thankfully the power supply was at the top of my HUGE case so it wasn't close enough to damage any other components.

Other Thoughts: Got a different PS and haven't had any issues with it or overheating, etc. Called Rosewill, explained the situation, and they immediately offered me a refund. It's the first Rosewill I ever purchased and would probably try them again, but not right now on my new $2500+ system. I probably just drew the short straw for a defective unit, but still, it's a little hard to get over physical flames shooting out of my computer!


Scott B.'s Profile

Display Name: Scott B.

Date Joined: 07/14/14

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 08/13/14
  • Last Review: 08/13/14
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