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Is the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 575W a trustworthy and reliable PSU?

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November 29, 2012 10:50:03 AM

I plan on getting the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 575W for my computer. Anyone have any personal experience with this PSU or even the series... I have the HD 7750 GPU with the AMD 4170 CPU, the PSU has 1 12v rail @ 48 amps. Will this be enough? The CPU alone runs @ 125W, i can only afford about a 60$ PSU... and i'v been using this thread off EggXpert to guide me through to a good PSU but the Toughpower XT series isn't on there.

http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

The PSU has Over Current Protection, Over Termperature Protection, Under Voltage Protection, Short Circuit Protection.
In my opinion it seems like a trustworthy PSU, but anything can be made cheaply... Which is why i'm here asking, is this a good PSU?

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 29, 2012 12:36:27 PM

I can understand people using that list to dissuade people from buying bad PSUs, but IMO it shouldn't be used as a gauge of the quality of 'good' PSUs because it is based on opinions, not all of which are well formed, it is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete - as you can tell from it not including the Toughpower XT series.

These are reviews for the 775W version, the 575W version uses the same design (CWT DSG) as it's bigger brother, so performance should be similar.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/926
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/04/13/thermaltake_tough...

I haven't read them in awhile, all I remember from the JG review is that it did ~1% on the +12V rail.
The fan has a minimum speed of 1000RPM, which I think is too high for idle.

I think there are better units available now. You don't need a very powerful PSU for a system with a 7750.
I would recommend:
Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 ($60 @ Amazon / Newegg, $3 shipping)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...

If you want a modular PSU:
Rosewill HIVE-550 ($66 @ Amazon)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
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a c 105 à CPUs
November 29, 2012 12:38:44 PM

it's a solid design from CWT with plenty of power for your set up. you can run a second HD 7750 and still not have to worry about power.
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November 29, 2012 1:50:24 PM

Silvune said:
I can understand people using that list to dissuade people from buying bad PSUs, but IMO it shouldn't be used as a gauge of the quality of 'good' PSUs because it is based on opinions, not all of which are well formed, it is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete - as you can tell from it not including the Toughpower XT series.

These are reviews for the 775W version, the 575W version uses the same design (CWT DSG) as it's bigger brother, so performance should be similar.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/926
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...
http://hardocp.com/article/2010/04/13/thermaltake_tough...

I haven't read them in awhile, all I remember from the JG review is that it did ~1% on the +12V rail.
The fan has a minimum speed of 1000RPM, which I think is too high for idle.

I think there are better units available now. You don't need a very powerful PSU for a system with a 7750.
I would recommend:
Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 ($60 @ Amazon / Newegg, $3 shipping)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...

If you want a modular PSU:
Rosewill HIVE-550 ($66 @ Amazon)
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...


Well, i want a high wattage PSU to leave plenty of room for upgrades and what not. Seeings how it got a 9.5 on johnnyguru i think i'll just go with it.
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