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Thermaltake TR2 500w or Coolermaster Extreme Power 500w?

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Which of these PSUs are better, and why?

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=899123&CatId=106

http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4465483&CatId=106
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post #2 of 5
If it were the TR2 500P i'd go with that one

http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies/0_100

I'd just have a look at this list and see which one is near the price bracket you want to spend.

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post #3 of 5
Neither. They're both terrible power supplies. Why even consider them?


A Corsair CX430v2 or Antec NeoECO 400C is around the same price and they provide more usable power.
post #4 of 5
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One of those 2 for the price. I don't think the Coolermaster PSU is bad. It should be fine for the comp it's gonna be used in. I want to know which is better. These PSUs are 29.99 AR.
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post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post

Neither. They're both terrible power supplies. Why even consider them?


A Corsair CX430v2 or Antec NeoECO 400C is around the same price and they provide more usable power.

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Intel Xeon E3-1230 Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 Powercolor 6970 2GB G. Skill 1600mHz Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Eyefinity 3-head 5265x1050 OCN Ducky!! MX Blue Switches XFX 750W Black Edition Mountain Mods H2gO 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Razer Naga Asus Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser 595 Sony STR-DE995 A/V receiver 
OtherOther
Lian Li Card flash memory reader Asus PCE-N15 Wifi-N card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1055T Gigabyte 790 Sapphire 4850x2 2x2GB 1600mHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
Power
Ugly 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz Something kinda small Qualcomm Adreno core 16GB 
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