It is currently Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:04 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:03 pm
Posts: 606
Location: Albany, GA USA
I am down to deciding between these two units. All I care about is the noise level at power output levels less than 170 watts. Which unit would produce the less noise?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:51 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:36 am
Posts: 4769
Location: Monterey Bay, CA
Suprised you can still find the Seasonic S12II for sale as they came out with the S12G (basically a non-modular G series). The S12II isn't Haswell compliant (if you want to make use of the new low power C states with Win8) and is Bronze efficiency. Noisewise, it's a toss up. Good fan on the S12II, but audible if nothing else drowns it out. The Rosewell (aka Suplerflower Golden Green I think) has noticable ball bearing noise at lower power.

_________________
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, MSI Z87-G45, MSI GTX 760 2GB Gaming, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung Evo 250GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic X-560. 35-40W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 200-230W Rift, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

Support SPCR through these links: NCIX, Amazon and Newegg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:03 pm
Posts: 606
Location: Albany, GA USA
Newegg offers the SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W for about $60. I don't care at all about Haswell compliance or the difference between Bronze and Gold or whether or not cables are modular.

I might end up going with Seasonic but the Newegg customer reviews for the Rosewill are extremely high.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:05 pm 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:36 am
Posts: 4769
Location: Monterey Bay, CA
I have a 5 (6?..7?) year old Corsair HX520 which is a rebranded Seasonic M12 (the modular cable version of the S12). Fan replacement is pretty easy - if you care to go that route.

_________________
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, MSI Z87-G45, MSI GTX 760 2GB Gaming, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung Evo 250GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic X-560. 35-40W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 200-230W Rift, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

Support SPCR through these links: NCIX, Amazon and Newegg


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 24, 2014 4:47 pm
Posts: 9
I have a Corsair HX520W, also, and it's still going strong. I think it's a bit over 5 yrs (warranty).

I'm also looking for a cheap, but decent PSU. Is this a good pair to contemplate?

SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W - $55
CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W - $47 ($55 – M-ver.)

The Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 sounds good but it's a bit more than the others. I'm looking for someone else - for me, I'm building a SFF system so I'll be looking at SFX power supplies.

I like modular but there's a bit extra to be paid for that?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Rosewill Capstone 450 vs Seasonic S12II-430
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:02 am 
Offline
Moderator

Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:36 am
Posts: 4769
Location: Monterey Bay, CA
Quote:
I like modular but there's a bit extra to be paid for that?

Yes.

I wouldn't get the CX Corsair. Best cheap but decent is the Seasonic SSR-360GP.

_________________
1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, MSI Z87-G45, MSI GTX 760 2GB Gaming, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung Evo 250GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic X-560. 35-40W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 200-230W Rift, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

Support SPCR through these links: NCIX, Amazon and Newegg


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group