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October 18, 2012 3:41:41 PM

Hi, I went to the local market to buy Corsair TX650 v2 but it wasn't available there. The guy at the store suggests that I take Thermaltake TR2 700W instead. It was nearly for the same price of the corsair one had it been available. Do you think that they are of the same quality or should I pick something else? 700W is way over what I need but this was the least watts he has for a good PSU (all I need is even less than 600W).

This my build:
CPU: Intel i5 3550
MoBo: ASUS P8B75-V
RAM: 8GB 1600
GPU: Asus 7850-DC2-2GD5-V2
one HHD, one fan.

If you guys suggest other good alternatives to the TX650 then please list them and I will see what available. Also I know nothing about PSUs so I anything important I should pay attention to then please inform me.
Thanks.

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a b ) Power supply
October 18, 2012 3:52:42 PM

That Thermaltake PSU gets very good reviews. No reason to hold back, go for it.
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a b ) Power supply
October 18, 2012 4:12:58 PM

Thermaltake are definitely hit and miss, but that particular PSU is fine.
a b ) Power supply
October 18, 2012 4:15:05 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Don't buy that it's a very bad power supply look here Tier 5 - Thermaltake TR2 (and TR2-RX) NOT RECOMMENDED. Replace ASAP if you have one. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/permalink/323050/323050/...

The TR2 name was used for several bad PSUs, but the 700W is a very different story. Hardwaresecrets gave it their Golden Award and specifically wondered why they reused a name from bad PSUs for a good product.
a c 122 ) Power supply
October 18, 2012 4:16:43 PM

Sakkura said:
The TR2 name was used for several bad PSUs, but the 700W is a very different story. Hardwaresecrets gave it their Golden Award and specifically wondered why they reused a name from bad PSUs for a good product.
No idea really odd if it's good they should not of done that :pfff: 
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October 18, 2012 4:18:41 PM

why me said:
Hi, I went to the local market to buy Corsair TX650 v2 but it wasn't available there. The guy at the store suggests that I take Thermaltake TR2 700W instead. It was nearly for the same price of the corsair one had it been available. Do you think that they are of the same quality or should I pick something else? 700W is way over what I need but this was the least watts he has for a good PSU (all I need is even less than 600W).

This my build:
CPU: Intel i5 3550
MoBo: ASUS P8B75-V
RAM: 8GB 1600
GPU: Asus 7850-DC2-2GD5-V2
one HHD, one fan.

If you guys suggest other good alternatives to the TX650 then please list them and I will see what available. Also I know nothing about PSUs so I anything important I should pay attention to then please inform me.
Thanks.


Hi - that particular PSU did get a good review from Hardware Secrets (i think) , but generally the TR2's are not good.
I don't think I'd take that gamble. Where are you located & how much is your budget?

ooops - didn't see Sakkura's expl - looks like it's a go.

Tom

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a c 122 ) Power supply
October 18, 2012 4:26:44 PM
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Get one of these instead better safe than sorry!
Antec HGC M 620W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seasonic made, 80Plus Bronze, modular, 48A of 12V power, 3 yr warranty

Seasonic M12II 620W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Partly modular, 80Plus Bronze, 48A on the 12V rail, 5 yr warranty


October 18, 2012 5:30:28 PM

If there is a risk or gambling then I think I'll choose another one just to be safe. On saturday I will go there again and look for the availability of all your suggestions and get the cheapest one.

Thanks for all of you for your help. I appreciate it.

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how much is your budget?

Prices are generally higher where I live. So I used the TX650 as a reference to the maximum price. I'll buy anything of similar quality but cheaper.
a b ) Power supply
October 18, 2012 5:34:29 PM

Specifically look for XFX, Seasonic ,Corsair, Antec units. Avoid the rest especially if they're some funny looking name with led lights etc.
a c 122 ) Power supply
October 18, 2012 5:40:58 PM

I agree Corsair,ANTEC,XFX, Seasonic,PC Power & Cooling,Silverstone,Kingwin look for those. Avoid the rest.
October 19, 2012 2:44:30 PM

Best answer selected by why me.
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