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Is Thermaltake a good PSU maker?

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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 4:21:05 AM

I am thinking about getting this PSU:Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply, but need to know if it is a good reliable brand. Is it? Thanks in advance.
November 4, 2010 7:25:32 AM

May be an OK brand, but the TR2 430W from http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Pure... (Hardware secrets is known as one of the very few, perhaps 3-4 sites that have reliable PSU testing, along with jonnyguru and a few more) was said to be a 'The main problem with this power supply is that it can’t deliver its labeled power. It is, in fact, a 350 W power supply.' - When it was listed as a 430W psu.

I suggest you go for a Corsair, or any Antec except for Basiq, those are very very reliable (Made by Seasonic). Check newegg and shop around for a nice Antec Neo Eco 620W or Earthwatts 650W, or perhaps from Corsair a 550W HX / 650W HX. Basically anything from corsair is gold- but it comes with a larger price tag however newegg should have nice deals on atleast 1-2 of them, antec with the exception of Basiq power is also tremendous.

Your PSU is important don't cheap out on it!
Even with a new PC if u replace this one, its very likely you can keep a 650W version of the above and still had 2 mid-range future cards or 1 high range

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November 4, 2010 7:28:26 AM

oh the ending of the review:

Our conclusion is pretty simple: don’t buy this power supply.
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a c 91 ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 8:51:48 AM

Give your system details along with your budget.. May be we could help you pick an adequate PSU..
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 11:24:41 AM

@OP: Stick to Antec, Corsair or Seasonic. They are the best. But you system specs would be really helpful.
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 4:21:10 PM

I would like to spend 50 but if needed I can spend 60. My build: AMD Athlon II X3 440 OCed to 3.3ghz (mabey more later), 4gb DDR2 800Mhz RAM in dual channel mode, and a GTX 460 1gb Cyclone.
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 4:42:13 PM

If the Corsiar will do then GREAT! Is the 12v rail enough though. For a gtx 460 they recomend 450w though. Why a 430?
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November 4, 2010 4:53:49 PM

The 450w Corsair wont fit your budget. Since your budget is around $60, i gave you the best that you can get at the budget.
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 4:59:01 PM

Malmental gave me the Corsair 430 W and said that it would work. Is that true is has 28A on the 12v and 430 W, will it work?
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 5:11:57 PM

Thanks! I just thought that I needed more power cuz thats what somethin' said.
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 5:15:28 PM

One more thing, I WILL have enough on my 12v rail?
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 5:18:21 PM

I was looking at the PSU and it didn't say how many PCI-E connectors there where
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 5:24:39 PM

Yes I know but how many PCI-E connectors are there. I need two.
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 5:26:25 PM

I know those specs, but where are the 6-pin connectors? does it have two?
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a b ) Power supply
November 4, 2010 5:43:04 PM

That is really to bad I think ill go with the seasonic
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November 4, 2010 5:50:58 PM

Thanks
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a b ) Power supply
November 6, 2010 3:23:16 AM

vibhas said:
May be an OK brand, but the TR2 430W from http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Pure... (Hardware secrets is known as one of the very few, perhaps 3-4 sites that have reliable PSU testing, along with jonnyguru and a few more) was said to be a 'The main problem with this power supply is that it can’t deliver its labeled power. It is, in fact, a 350 W power supply.' - When it was listed as a 430W psu.


That particular TR2 is completely different from all the other models. All the others are fine. heres a good budget model from thermaltake http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Lite...
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