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As I've done quite a bit of reading here, some people seem negative about Thermaltake power supplies. Why so?

The power supply I'm looking to order is the Thermaltake Toughpower 750w, 60A combined output. The OCZ GameXtream 700w costs €32 more, and since I'm ordering 2 systems that would add up to €64 more. The Thermaltake has 85% efficiency which sounds good to me, how would a bad power supply has such good stats?
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Their old PSUs gave them a bad rep...

And bad reps stick for a looong time
    
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Originally Posted by boredom View Post
Their old PSUs gave them a bad rep...

And bad reps stick for a looong time
So the new ones are good to go?

Anyway, going to bed now and hopefully there'll be more replies tomorrow
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They should be but I'd still look elsewhere
    
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post #5 of 14
Yes, sort of what he says but here's a review on a Thermaltake 700W: Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 750W.

Frankly, I trust that guy and I've looked at some of his reviews and he doesn't apologize, my kind of reviews.
post #6 of 14
not all psus are rated equally as there is no standard. Thus we have to trust reviews and for a large part, the specific manufacture.

there are some manufactures who are honest in their ratings (PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, etc) and others who give max or ideal ratings (most cheap psus)
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post #7 of 14
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That's a nice review Nasgul.

Ok Soloz2, but where would this power supply stand? It's neither cheap, nor expensive and looks like a good buy.

I can't get PC Power&Cooling in the Netherlands...
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Pick something out from the first or second tier from here

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103
    
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post #9 of 14
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Quote:
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Pick something out from the first or second tier from here

http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103
Ok, good news then. For the same price I found this:

SilverStone Zeus ST65ZF 650 Watt PFC

Would be better then the Thermaltake 750w? I will be running crossfire on it.
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Ok, good news then. For the same price I found this:

SilverStone Zeus ST65ZF 650 Watt PFC

Would be better then the Thermaltake 750w? I will be running crossfire on it.
It would have slightly less output on the 12v rail but it would be much more reliable, a trade off I guess

Edit: I just noticed that the ST65ZF is one of the older models with the odd rail distribution... try to find something else other than that one. Not that it's bad or anything but it might not be enough for CF
    
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