Date Joined: 04/24/07
Cons: Failed at ten months
Overall Review: Suddenly started dropping frames like crazy and seeing tons of artifacts while playing some Doom 4. A quick check to GPU-Z showed the video card was not receiving sufficient power. Swapped out the PSU for a new one and all issues resolved. Passed multiple benchmarks and I even ran furmark to heat the video card up 10* C beyond what it ever sees otherwise. No issue there.
The voltages shown in GPU-Z always seemed a tad low for this PSU and I wonder if it wasn't faulty to begin with. The 12V signal would drop to 11.72 under load. The replacement PSU never drops below 11.94 under the heaviest load.
I replaced it with a EVGA 850 BQ. It isn't as quiet but maybe that's a good thing cooling/longevity wise? It's still runs pretty quiet. Just not as quiet as the Glacier which was essentially silent.
I have had great success with Rosewill PSU's in the past. I have built many systems with them without any issue. However, none of those were for gaming rigs.
My system shouldn't be even close to approaching enough draw to stress a 850W PSU.
I7 6700k, maximus hero 8, HD7950, 16G DDR4 3200, two samsung 850 evo ssd
My system has mild overclocks but even at that, this PSU claims SLI/Crossfire ready. Should have handled my specs with ease. I don't believe it was stressing, or at least it shouldn't stress an 850W PSU.
Maybe I just got a dud?
In the process of RMAing now. They offer an option for a refund, which would be great considering I had to purchase a new PSU to verify the issue.
Pros: Inexpensive (129.99 on 3/26)
Cons: 3 dead pixels out of the box.
Overall Review: I'm not going through the hassle of return for dead pixels. I would have given 4 stars with zero dead pixels. There are just a few reviews up at this time and another reviewer mentioned dead pixels. Could be an issue with this model. Or a quality control issue?
While not a bad gamble on sale at 129.99, any higher and I would say avoid it. There is better out there for your money. Just my 2 cents.
Pros: Fast. Silent.
Cons: Drive has damaged blocks.
Overall Review: System seemed to slow down and freeze up for 15 or so secs every couple days or so. Windows wouldn't boot yesterday. Couldn't be repaired and had to be reinstalled. Check with HD Tune showed damaged blocks. RMA time. I think I'll hold off on SSD's for the next year or two. Seems like the technology just isn't there yet.
Pros: To the person who rated this 2 eggs because "bought 2G but the system displays only 1.75G"
This is because your integrated video is using the rest.
Cons: With the product - none.
In general - stupid people!
Overall Review: It's too bad that ill-informed people who claim to have high technical knowledge leave poor reviews due to their ignorance.
Pros: Fast Fast Fast
Overall Review: On my doorstep ~20hrs after ordering! Go Newegg!
Don't give this less eggs because YOU were to lazy to check compatibility..... Duh....
Pros: Reads everything!
Overall Review: I absolutely love this product. I own a pc shop and use this for quickly backing up customer data. It's easily the most useful tool I've purchased in the past year. I have not used it to read any cards yet. I have only used it for accessing hard drives. I'm getting about 25MB/sec read on average.
Pros: Supports open-source firmware.
Good signal strength.
Cons: Stock firmware is total garbage. Some options aren't accessible? Poor translation.
Overall Review: I bought this to use as an additional wireless access point behind my main router(SMC). With the stock firmware I had a strange issue. When I connected the Rosewill to my main router, I could no longer get online from any other wired connections on the SMC. Wireless would work fine on both routers. Wired connections worked fine on the Rosewill. The SMC assigned IP's just fine. Not sure what the problem was exactly, but swapping the firmware to dd-wrt solved the issue. I've set up many configurations like this without a hitch but this one threw me for a loop.
Put dd-wrt on here and you're golden!