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Rosewill LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive, for a modular 1000w power supply. The light up modular ports are also a nice touch. Very quiet. However...

Cons: About 2 weeks into using the power supply it died, and much do my dismay, took out nearly every other component in my machine. I can imagine it screaming, "IF I GO DOWN I'M TAKING YOU WITH ME!" as it zapped every other component into oblivion.

This happened about 2 months ago and I am still without my gaming PC as I try to chase down RMA tickets for my motherboard $200, cpu $250, and dual EVGA GTX580s ($500/$500).

The only easy thing to RMA was the power supply itself as I had just purchased it from Newegg and of course they rock as far as RMA's are concerned.

Other Thoughts: My word of advice would be, think twice before going for a value power supply, as you might run into something like this.

Sure you can get it replaced if it doesn't work or died on you. But will the manufacturer replace all the other components that their faulty product destroyed? Of course not.

Don't cheap out on your PSU. I owned a previous Rosewill PSU, an extreme 750W and that one lasted me a long time (it still works). However after the experience I'm still currently going through I would not recommend another Rosewill PSU. Just not worth the risk. Stick to Corsair.

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Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Bronze Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready,  Active PFC Compatible with Core i7, i5 Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Excellent price, great power output, great looking.

Cons: Not modular. Lots of cables (maybe not a con)

Other Thoughts: I bought this PSU for my first hardcore gaming rig and have never looked back. Originally it was running 1 8800GTX and I wanted to have a powerful supply in case I ever went to a SLI setup. The card has been powering my PC for over 3 YEARS now and shows no signs of failing soon.

As stated above, you do need to get creative if you want to hide the cables you're not using. I used some twist-tie am shoved em up above my cd drive and it's worked well for me. Also the "cloth" wrapping around the wiring is a dust magnet, but wires tend to get dusty anyway so eh w/e.

Overall it's a great card if you're looking for a stable, inexpensive high output power supply for a gaming rig.

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Display Name: Michael H.

Date Joined: 06/15/07

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