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Thermaltake tr 420W

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November 26, 2012 8:45:06 PM

I am planing to build my old pc to a new for gaming...and i want to ask if my psu would be enough.

amd phenom ii x4 965 be
2x2 gb 1600 mhz
Asus HD6770 ddr5 1gb
ASROCK N68-GS3 UCC
seagate baracuda 250gb sata2
psu thermaltake tr 420W


the main thing is that i heard that this psu does not provide the labeled power,what i mean with this;the psu says that provides 420w but it provides only 350w,is that true? if yes should i upgrade my psu or it would be ok to handle my system?

thank you.

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November 26, 2012 9:01:09 PM

hdd takes 4.6w , phenom consumes 125w and gpu consumes 150W so

4.6W + 125W + 150W = 279,6W

keep in mind that i have a small fan i think it cant consumes more that 5W.
a b ) Power supply
November 26, 2012 10:31:33 PM

Hopefully your card will come with the molex adapters you'll need to run the card. Most do. Other than that you should be fine.
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November 27, 2012 6:11:08 AM

is there any possbility to blow up my system?
a b ) Power supply
November 27, 2012 11:45:34 PM

Theres always that risk, just some moreso than others.
a c 262 ) Power supply
November 28, 2012 8:46:18 PM

Yes it will probably run it. But it's a bad power supply. One of the worst you can buy. Look at the link I posted above. The TR2 is tier 5 the worst there is. It is known to have very high ripple and noise and to not provide clean power. When stressed it can go so far out of spec it can damage your other components.
November 29, 2012 4:00:36 AM

anort3 said:
Yes it will probably run it. But it's a bad power supply. One of the worst you can buy. Look at the link I posted above. The TR2 is tier 5 the worst there is. It is known to have very high ripple and noise and to not provide clean power. When stressed it can go so far out of spec it can damage your other components.

i have this psu 7 years without problem....and also its not too loud.....

i think i am going to keep this psu for 4-6 months and i am going to save up for an corsair cx 430
November 29, 2012 10:37:24 AM

i just realised that i dont have a thermaltake tr 420W,but an thermaltake tr2 500 pp my friend told me its tr-420w but now i opened my case and its a 500pp,
that means that this psu have 500w and it will be ok to run my system? thanks
a c 262 ) Power supply
November 29, 2012 4:37:53 PM

You still have a TR2. The entire line is junk. And has been said like 5 times now it will probably run your system BUT it's still junk, and it can be so bad it will damage other components.

Here is a review of the 750w version.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-TR2-...

If you want a quality power supply go with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, XFX, Silverstone, Enermax, OCZ, Antec or some of the higher efficiency Rosewill units.

Also if that unit is 7 years old I almost guarantee you the capacitors are likely bulging. A modern, high quality power supply with all Japanese solid caps will last 7 years with no problems but not some low quality unit with made in China caps like yours.
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