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This 800w PSU for 6950 or 70 CF or 560TI SLI?

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June 30, 2011 4:07:41 AM

This PSU is on sale from $130 down to $80 after rebate. I have not fully planned my build, but would like to pick this up before the sale ends tomorrow. Should I?

Thermaltake TR-800P TR2 BRONZE 800W ATX 12V V2.3 / EPS 12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

I know its more wattage than immediately necessary, but the price makes it comparable to lesser watt models and its nice to have some headroom.

But I don't know a lot about PSUs, so is there anything amiss here? Some hidden poison pill? I'm not sure what to look out for. I had planned to use my old PSU for the new build, but that isn't going to work out.


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June 30, 2011 4:28:14 AM

No, not a good deal. Apparently the TR2 series has problems, and Thermaltake doesn't make good PSU's anyway. a quality 750w should handle 6970's with ease, and for sure 560 Ti's or 6950's. This is an excellent PSU for the price: It's only $5 more after rebate and $30 less before. A much better PSU anyway.

Hope that helps!
June 30, 2011 4:31:20 AM

^+1 If it were a quality 800w unit you would be fine, but the ratings for the rails on that unit aren't even listed on its Newegg page. Big red flag for me, you can't even confirm that it has the proper output.
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June 30, 2011 4:53:11 AM

So glad I asked. Thank you very much.

And terrific tip on that Antec. Bought it.

Thanks again.
June 30, 2011 4:53:24 AM

Best answer selected by ramble235.