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What PSU does Thermaltake retail with their budget cases

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June 17, 2012 6:21:25 AM

Hey guys, I'm New here
Do you know what PSU Theremaltake retails with their Cases. I'm after a Commander MS-I. In the description it says it comes with a 500 watt PSU. I'm Making a Budget PC and this is the best i can afford. Will it be able to power my system:
CPU - Intel Core i3 2120
MOBO - Asus P8H61 LE V3
RAM - Gskill 4GB 1333MHz
HDD - Segate Barracuda 7200RPM
ODD - LG Black DVD RW
GPU - Gigabyte GTX560

All This stuff is from Australia.
June 17, 2012 6:26:18 AM

Not really - the power supplies that come with cases are generally junk power supplies. You're better off buying the items separately.

I'd suggest this:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
PSU: Corsair TX 650 V2
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June 17, 2012 6:28:27 AM

How Much would all of this cost?? I'm Under A BUDGET. The Max i can spend is 100 bucks on case and psu.
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June 17, 2012 6:52:00 AM

thermaltake power supplies are trash, unless it's the high end 850w or 100w ones. Go for a Corsair, OCZ, cooler master, or seasonic, not anything else. OCZ I believe offers the cheapest for high quality power supplies and seasonic is the most expensive.
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June 25, 2012 5:57:06 PM

Based on the specs given on the Commander MS-I product page the PSU it comes with is a Litepower 500W W0316:
http://au.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_0000...

It states that the efficiency is 'more than 65%', these days anything less than 80% is unacceptable.
It states that the operating temperature is 10-25C.
The 500W number in it's model name is derived from a peak output of 500W, which is fairly misleading as it's continuous rating is 400W.
It has a combined +12V rail amperage of 23A (or 276W) which is terrible for a 400W PSU let alone a 500W unit.
Finally GTX 560s require two 6pin PCIe connectors and the Litepower 500W W0316 only has one.

I think you need to either spend more than $100 on just the case and PSU, or you need to buy a good PSU and just buy a cheap case.

I would suggest the Antec VP550P:
http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=704442&fid=94

Review:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Antec/VP550P/

$65 @ Mwave:
http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-34040827-Antec_VP_Series_VP...(VP550P)
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June 26, 2012 9:40:01 AM

azeem40 said:
The CX600 provides only 520W of continuous 12v rail power.


Sure? Usually Corsair psu's are built to run at the watts given. Over years, it won't drop like 100 watts.
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June 26, 2012 10:22:43 AM

azeem40 said:
The CX600 provides only 520W of continuous 12v rail power.

You're trying to correct someone with the wrong information?
The CX600 V2 has a 40A +12V rail, which equates to 480W.
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