@tweezak is rosewill still making cool stuff? I haven’t really spent much time on Newegg since I built the last PC in 2010 with a thor V2. When I asked about internal USB 3 connections cause the listing was unclear. You know when things came with the plug in the back USB3 cause the internal connection was not standard. they just sent me the entire top of the case with the update.
I still don’t have USB 3 LOL. Still rocking a phenom x2 550 unlocked to a quad. That used to be the thing. It’s been a minute since
@tweezak Only Rosewill stuff I’ve ever used was computer cases and case fans. The case is just a metal box so the expectations are pretty low but the 120mm case fans that came with it constantly remind me of the quality after a year.
Right now the only thing winning over my profound laziness is the shoddy quality of that one fan.
@GetClosure@tweezak Rosewill has moved away from being Newegg exclusive to a company with some independence, but with limited success. I believe most of their business is still via NE.
The PC market is a tough one, with slim margins and to a customer base that’s been comparison shopping for decades, even well before the internet got popular. In Rosewill’s case, they’re established enough to actually care about some quality, which means they can’t absolutely price compete with the LOLWTFBBQ alphabet soup brands – nor can they charge the premium that more established brands like Corsair can charge.
@GetClosure@narfcake I don’t know. There are a lot of people who will pay a bit more for a brand they have a good history with because they just can’t afford to spring for the L33T level hardware. I think there’s still a niche there.
@GetClosure@tweezak Only issue is their lineup has been really hit-and-miss over the years. From what I’ve noticed over the past decade:
Cases, usually fine. Cables, usually fine. Power supplies, some fine, some to avoid. Peripherals, functional, but you can do better elsewhere. Small kitchen appliances, functional, but don’t expect good quality or longevity. Networking equipment, you get what you pay for. With that variety of products, all of the good would get dragged down with the not-so-good.
@GetClosure@narfcake@werehatrack Thanks for the tip. I think the last thing I bought from them was a 7 port USB hub that is still rocking after many years. While I’m saddened to hear they have started cheaping out and are making trash I like the fact that I’m informed. Thanks again.
@hchavers Remember Allied Electronics? Back in the day, Allied made some decent cheap stuff, before they allied with Tandy/Radio Shack. I had a pretty nice 4 track stereo open reel recorder from them; it had Sound-on-Sound, Sound-with-Sound, speeds from 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2, to 15 ips (IIRC), and a mechanical location counter that could be set to locate a spot and then stop. I used it for a lot, including some live recording, until a drive belt broke. After the merger, Tandy couldn’t even order that belt for me, and I never found another one that was the right width, length and stretchiness. I even drove in person to their main store in Ft Worth, but no luck. Really soured me on Radio Shack. Soon after, I got a Roberts one that had about the same features but was double the price.
@hchavers@phendrick Allied survived by ditching the crap and sticking with solid quality components. Radio Shack kept on pimping overpriced underspec ho-hum gear sold by pushy salespeople, and they’re gone - and largely unlamented.