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Rosewill RX630-S-B Xtreme 630W PSU - In The Box

Rosewill have come in a little under-rated in the past. Mike looks at an affordable yet promising power supply today.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 24, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: Rosewill

In The Box

 

Rosewill RX630-S-B Xtreme 630W PSU

 

Once you get through the packaging you are faced with exactly what you would expect to see. This includes the power supply, a small instruction manual, a power cable and some mounting screws. Nothing special of out of the ordinary, but remember that Rosewill is all about bringing you a product for a reasonable price.

 

Rosewill RX630-S-B Xtreme 630W PSU

 

The main unit has a chrome looking exterior that will look nice in a windowed enclosure. While this finish makes it a challenge to keep fingerprints off, once it is properly installed and wiped down you should have few problems. The design is non-modular, so all cabling is attached to the main unit. To address the issue of cable management, however, all cabling harnesses are wrapped in a plastic mesh material to keep everything streamlined and as aerodynamic as possible. To further enhance the aesthetics of the product, the 120mm fan on the bottom is lit with blue LED lighting, creating a blue glow inside the enclosure.

 

The unit is rated at 630 watts and has a total of four 12v rails, each of which is capable of a 20A power draw. The 5v rail is rated at 24A and the 3.3v rail is rated at the same 24A power draw. According to factory specifications, the 12v rail will accept a 50A or 600 watt draw while the 5v and 3.3v rails combined will carry a load of 140 watts. Total power output is rated at 611 watts with a maximum of 630, so you will not want to be running a constant draw of 600+ watts unless you find troubleshooting an entertaining pastime.

 

As far as the actual manufacturer of the PSU goes, the RX630 has a UL code of 186010, indicating a product made by ATNG Power Company, a Taiwanese company that most references show as a Tier 5 vendor. ATNG has produced several hit and miss products in the past, so we will take a close look at the performance levels during testing to see how it fares.

 

Rosewill RX630-S-B Xtreme 630W PSU

 

The exterior facing is a similar design to many we have been seeing of late, a vast open area to allow for maximum airflow. It too is covered with a chrome finish so your box will look its best from all angles. The only items of interest here are the power port and the toggle switch to turn the unit on and off. Power switching between 120v and 240v power grids is handled automatically from inside the PSU.

 

Rosewill RX630-S-B Xtreme 630W PSU

 

The interior panel has the same chrome finish and some added vent slots on the back to add more incoming air to the cooling of this power supply. From this angle you can see the mesh covering for the cabling harness as well as the plastic grommet that surrounds the hole in the enclosure where the cabling exits. This will protect the cabling from eventually wearing through the mesh and plastic covering of the wires, possibly creating a short and ruining any number of components.

 

Rosewill RX630-S-B Xtreme 630W PSU

 

Cabling consists of a 20+4 pin primary power coupler, a 4+4 pin supplemental coupler, 1 PCI-E6, 1 PCI-E6+2, 4 SATA, 6 Molex and 1 FDD connectors. Given the current configurations that are commonly used today, this should handle most moderately equipped systems without having to resort to splitters and such. The PCI-E connectors will allow you to make use of either a pair of mid-level video cards or a single high-end card. This tends to lean toward the upper end of cable connections in the lower priced market segment.

 

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