Rosewill Lightning 1300W Power Supply

Today’s power supply comes to us from “Rosewill”, the “in-house brand” for NewEgg. The “Lightning” series consists of three semi-modular power supplies: an 800W, 1000W and 1300W. Today we’re having a look at the 1300W.

PRODUCT: Lightning 1300W
PROD LINK: Rosewill’s Current Offerings
PRICE: $269.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!

Rosewill Lightning 1300W

The box that Rosewill uses for the Lightning series is fairly generic, but that is because the same box is used for all three models in this series.

Rosewill Lightning 1300W

On a table on the side of the box, we see a yellow dot that designates that what is inside is a 1300W power supply. Apparently, both the 1000W and 1300W have the same number of cables and connectors.

Below I will outline what cables and connectors the Rosewill Lightning 1300W comes with, in our usual table format:

Lightning 1300W – Cabling
Type of Cable Length from PSU
Fixed Cables
20+4 pin ATX connector 580 mm
4+4 pin CPU 580 mm
8 pin CPU 580 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e 580 mm
6 pin PCI-e 580 mm
Modular Cables
6+2 pin PCI-e 580 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e 580 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e 580 mm
6+2 pin PCI-e 580 mm
SATA+SATA+SATA+SATA 550+150+150+150 mm
SATA+SATA+SATA+SATA 550+150+150+150 mm
SATA+SATA+5.25″+5.25″ 550+150+150+150 mm
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″+5.25″+3.5″ 550+150+150+150+150 mm
5.25″+5.25″+5.25″+5.25″+3.5″ 550+150+150+150+150 mm
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H)
180 mm x 150 mm x 86 mm

To the left of the “connector” table, we see some bullet-points that describe the Lightning series. Here they list “80 Plus Gold certified”, which means that this power supply should be 87%, 90% and 87% at 20%, 50% and 100% loads respectively. We’re also told of the 140mm dual-ball-bearing fan with selectable LED light color.

Interestingly enough, they refer to the modular connectors as “pipe-rock”, which is a term we’ve only seen used in the past to describe modular connectors on power supplies from Tagan, which is a company ABS, aka NewEgg, has previously used to supply them with power supplies. All of these previous power supplies with “pipe-rock” connectors were manufactured by Topower, but I have a strong suspicion that this unit was neither built by Topower nor imported through Tagan.

Rosewill Lightning 1300W

On the other side of the box, we see the DC output specifications for the three different Lightning models of power supplies. We want to look at the bottom one since this is the 1300W model we’re reviewing today.

Here is that same table in our format:

Lightning 1300W – DC Output
DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
24A 24A 108A 0.5A 3A
Max Power 120W 1296W 6W 15W

Rosewill Lightning 1300W

Inside the box, we find five zip-ties, four thumb screws for mounting the power supply to the chassis and a power cord.

Rosewill Lightning 1300W

There is also a manual and a bag of modular cables inside the box. The manual is not bad, if not somewhat redundant with the box. We’re given all the same DC output table and connector table that we have on the outside of the box, but they’ve added cautions, installation directions, and troubleshooting tips, as well as an email address and toll-free number to contact Rosewill in case you need support or warranty.

Rosewill Lightning 1300W

Opening the bag exposes a number of modular cables, neatly organized and held in place with elastic straps.