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Which low price PSU? Thermaltake vs Ultra

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Which budget PSU?

Total: 9 votes (3 blank votes)

  • Thermaltake TR2 600W W0388RU $70
  • 67 %
  • Ultra LSP550 550W $60
  • 0 %
  • Coolermaster eXtreme Power 600w $65
  • 34 %
May 25, 2011 3:18:58 AM

Hi, I'll spare you all the details, but my old PSU died :pfff:  , and I'm not able to wait for shipping from Newegg, etc. So between the budget options that are currently in stock locally, which of the following PSU's does the community think I should go with....
a b ) Power supply
May 25, 2011 3:29:40 AM

Thermaltake>Coolermaster>ultra
May 25, 2011 3:33:19 AM

Thanks for your input, really appreciate it!

Keep 'em coming! :D 
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May 25, 2011 3:47:47 AM

:lol:  Excellent! So everybody, is this my choice then? I just really want to get my rig up an running again! :kaola: 
a c 1200 ) Power supply
May 25, 2011 4:24:37 AM

Your budget options that are currently in stock locally are all crap.
May 25, 2011 6:24:28 AM

Saint's got the order for you... IMO though, it would be well worth the wait if you could hold off and get a more reliable unit.
May 25, 2011 11:50:28 AM

Okay, perfect, perhaps that's what I'll do. Thanks for the input folks. I've been a long time reader, first time caller...

Cheers
a c 275 ) Power supply
May 25, 2011 2:28:40 PM

Uggh!
none i'd wait!
What a choice of dogs!
Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600 W
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eX...
Can't even find a review on the others=tells me something
I'll base my assumptions on other reviews of similiar units from Ultra and Thermaltake R2's = poor choices
a b ) Power supply
May 25, 2011 3:39:39 PM

Agree with all of you guys, the Thermaltake isn't the best PSU brand but that model at least have 80+ certificated and good warranty. I suggest go with that because he need it "urgent" but of course, if he can go with something much better like XFX, Corsair, Antec or Seasonic I'd agree.

That model has been work fine for me with my current rig, at least until I can get something better.
a c 1200 ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 2:36:27 AM

The Thermaltake W0388RU, made by HEC/COMPUCASE Enterprise, is not 80 PLUS certified. Thermaltake says it has more than 72% efficiency at typical load operation which doesn't allow it to pass 80 PLUS certification.
a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 10:52:41 AM

you can find a good antec or OCZ PSU for that price which would crap all over those. TR2 psu's get bad reviews. Would probably go with the coolermaster out of those 3 mentioned, but would prefer none of them.
a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 1:58:21 PM

ko888 said:
The Thermaltake W0388RU, made by HEC/COMPUCASE Enterprise, is not 80 PLUS certified. Thermaltake says it has more than 72% efficiency at typical load operation which doesn't allow it to pass 80 PLUS certification.


You are right, for some reason I thought that we was talking about the TR2 650W model and not the 650W.
a c 275 ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 7:44:06 PM

Why can't you wait 2 days max and order a decent unit?
Just ordered a 2nd OZC ModX 600W on the 23rd and received it yesterday.
I'm Canadian so that was through NCIX.
Newegg is usually next day but prices blow in Canada.
May 26, 2011 8:15:31 PM

davcon said:
Why can't you wait 2 days max and order a decent unit?
Just ordered a 2nd OZC ModX 600W on the 23rd and received it yesterday.
I'm Canadian so that was through NCIX.
Newegg is usually next day but prices blow in Canada.


Yeah, that is what I'm going to do in fact. I too am Canadian, so it'll be NCIX for me as well. :sol: 
a b ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 8:31:48 PM

XFX 650W is a very good deal for the price :) 
a c 275 ) Power supply
May 26, 2011 8:36:59 PM

curtox said:
Yeah, that is what I'm going to do in fact. I too am Canadian, so it'll be NCIX for me as well. :sol: 

Good deal OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=35456&vpn=OCZ700...
They ship out of Ontario now so you won't have to wait very long.
Mine shipped Canada Post Expedited for under $10 and took two days.
Really only one day cuz i wasn't home and had to pick it up at the nearest post office the next day.
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