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Krisnatharok
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CES: New PC Hardware products! (Rosewill, Antec, etc.)

»www.anandtech.com/show/6587/rose···its-wake


New Rosewill Throne (white/blue option)

I am certainly happy to see this brand continue to evolve and improve its quality and features. I like how they are taking on the NZXT Phantom with the new Throne.

Antec also looks to be taking on Rosewill with a features-packed mid-size case--we have a serious competitor for the Challenger at the $50-60 pricepoint:

»www.anandtech.com/show/6589/ante···irection


The GX700 is a mostly toolless design and its aesthetic seems to be cut from the same mold as Corsair's Vengeance C70. That may or may not excite you depending on how you felt about the C70's styling, but what got me was the value proposition. Construction is primarily steel and plastic, with smart cable routing mehind the motherboard tray, and the same general ATX case cooling layout, but Antec extruded the top venting of the case slightly and includes two 140mm fans standard. Rear exhaust is handled by a single 120mm fan. I/O is the usual two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports, and there's an integrated fan controller. None of that is hugely exciting until you realize Antec is putting this case on the market for just $59 MSRP. I guessed $119, and at $119 it looks like it would be a fairly competitive enclosure, but at $59 I expect it's going to provide serious competition. Look forward to it.

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Re: New Rosewill and Antec products!

I hear what you are saying but it just looks to me like Rosewill is simply mimicking (ie ripping off) other manufacturers case designs,…

These look like watered down knockoff’s of cases we‘ve seen before,….


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Sure, the GX700 may be similar to the Corsair, but the Antec has some great value given the two extra 140mm fans up top for $60. That will give CM and Rosewill cases a run for their money in that price bracket.
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Sure, I can certainly see that,….


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said by Octavean:

I hear what you are saying but it just looks to me like Rosewill is simply mimicking (ie ripping off) other manufacturers case designs,…

These look like watered down knockoff’s of cases we‘ve seen before,….

Rosewill is NewEgg's in-house brand, so nearly all of their stuff is a discounted knock off of the major brands.


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You can hardly call their PSUs "discounted knockoffs." They rank up alongside Corsair and Seasonic, IMHO.


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Re: CES: New PC Hardware products! (Rosewill, Antec, etc.)

I've edited the subject line so I can dump more new product info in here.

said by Tech Report :

Silverstone's SG10 case accepts microATX mobos, full-sized components

Silverstone makes some of our favorite small-form-factor cases, and the firm is showing a new Sugo-series model at CES. The SG10 isn't a Mini-ITX case despite its compact 8.7" x 11.6" x 13.9" dimensions. The chassis can accommodate microATX motherboards in addition to full-sized PSUs. It has plenty of room for longer graphics cards, too, and you can even cram a CrossFire or SLI configuration into the thing. Silverstone should've called this enclosure the TARDIS.

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Re: New Rosewill and Antec products!

said by Krisnatharok:

You can hardly call their PSUs "discounted knockoffs." They rank up alongside Corsair and Seasonic, IMHO.

I didn't mean to imply they were inferior, just that the design is often lifted from other manufacturers. Some of the Rosewill gear is really nice.


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10-4. I like how the article puts it:

But what started as NewEgg's house brand has continued to show unusual vitality and growth each year, and here at CES 2013 we continue to see them growing and expanding. Rosewill may have begun as a house brand, but in the process they're evolving into something bigger. Try to imagine Sam's Choice or Insignia products, but with gradually increasing quality, and gradual appearance on store shelves outside of their home base and you might get some idea of what's going on with Rosewill.

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Re: CES: New PC Hardware products! (Rosewill, Antec, etc.)

I don't know. Rosewill might be a knockoff brand or whatever, but I sure do love my ATX Blackhawk Midtower


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Yep!

Cosair 900D info:
»www.anandtech.com/show/6620/cors···al-lines

EVGA is getting involved in the case wars with a mini-ITX case:
»techreport.com/news/24194/evga-p···nclosure

New Cooler Master cases:
»techreport.com/news/24193/cooler···classics
»www.anandtech.com/show/6623/cool···mx-green
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Lian-Li cases:
»www.anandtech.com/show/6611/lian···aluminum

In-Win unusual cases:
»www.anandtech.com/show/6609/inwi···the-norm
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An in-depth look at the Rosewill Throne tower case:
»techreport.com/news/24197/rosewi···tx-tower
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corsair 900 D case.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Q7xF07_eg

I saw this case (obsidian) at my job I guess last year's model.. the box alone was friken huge.. I don't know what I would do with a tower that huge... It was solid that's for sure.


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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=baNOURfxyb8


more Antec products.


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Old crotchety koitsu here to clarify something in the Rosewill video, specifically what's said at 02:55 onward about the infrared thermometer, quoting the guy in the video:

quote:
"So another product they're releasing that they've had before on the market is a infrared thermometer. So basically you shine the little light beam out there ... and it measures heat. ..."

The laser has absolutely nothing to do with the actual thermometer function of the product -- all the laser does is provide aim assistance. Lots of people think the laser is what does the work -- nope. The big lens-like thing, and what's behind it, is what does the work.

...and their existing product on the market is outrageously overpriced (by almost 3x). Consider that you can buy a high-quality Fluke IR thermo for around US$80, or a generic brand for around US$25. But more often than not when taking thermal readings on PC hardware, you need an IR thermo that has good accuracy (the "dual" ones don't provide high enough accuracy to justify the cost; all they do is take two readings from two IRs and average them) -- but more importantly a user of the thermo who knows at what distance it's most accurate at (this depends on the size of the surface you're trying to measure temperature of -- read the product manual, as it varies from model to model).

P.S. -- I'm not slamming Rosewill as a company, I actually appreciate that they tend to make lots of products that are usually sold at reasonable prices (their SATA controllers come to mind). But those cases, and that IR thermo stuff... just ugh. I can't imagine buying that soon-to-be-released "shark fin" case anyway; get yourself a Fractal Design R3 or R4 and appreciate silence, good cooling, lots of drive bays and cable routing features, a lightweight frame, all for a reasonable price.
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