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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
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Most reasonably priced product with this capacity from a company I'm familiar with. Once I can get the PC to load Windows and run properly, it has solved the issue I was having (Spontaneous reboots under gaming/benchmark load).

Cons: Once installed its causing strange issue booting/rebooting machine. The only way it will load Windows is to stop the boot process in the BIOS, let it sit for a minute or two and then use the boot override functionality (Asus Z77 Sabertooth) to select the boot drive.

If I do not start the PC this way, it appears to start loading Windows, and then my monitor goes into power-save (sleep) mode. Once in this state, the simple press-release of the power button does not initiate a shutdown like normal. The machine is completely non-responsive.

Other Thoughts: I've swapped it back and forth twice with the old PSU (Zephyr 750), and the issue is definitely related to this Rosewill PSU. The old PSU boots the PC properly every time and runs fine as long as I don't game or run benchmarks. Its an older revision of that PSU, so unlike the newer revision of the same PSU that's in my Wife's PC, it does not meet all the specs of this hardware. It also has 5-6 years of intense use and may simply be slowly dieing.

I swap back to the Rosewill and I cannot boot the PC unless I go through that bizarre start-up process described above.

My guess is that I'll be returning it (RMA) and spending some additional to get a more premium PSU.

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OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Reasonable price, excellent price when on sale. Everything you want in a SSD, but more. When connected to an average, CPU-powered SATA3 controller card these are very fast. When connected to a motherboard with full, native SATA3 support, they are extremely fast. Extremely fast boot-up, resume from hibernation, etc.

Cons: None that are the fault of the drive.

Other Thoughts: If one is using such a drive on an external, CPU-driven controller card, understand that you'll be getting R&W speeds in the 325M-400M range. that's not the fault of the drive or the controller card, its a limitation of using a controller card on a machine that doesn't offer native support.

Used on something like an ASUS Sabertooth Z77 motherboard and you'll see the speeds that the drive is capable of.

IMHO, it is a shame that we live in a world where in order to not offend someone, newegg feels the need to reject a review because it contains three letters in a row that do not create a word, and are commonly used as an exclamation point.

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GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Plays every game that I play with every graphics option maxed.

Cons: None that I have experienced.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from two 8800GT 512MB cards in SLI. Comparing the two of them to this 670 is like comparing two stun granades to a Photon torpedo from the USS Enterprise. I am beyond impressed.

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Geoffrey B.'s Profile

Display Name: Geoffrey B.

Date Joined: 01/22/03

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 03/21/08
  • Last Review: 02/09/14
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