Originally Posted by stickg1
I do a lot of buying and selling of parts. I'm always on the marketplace and the local Craigslist. I found a guy selling a bunch of mid-range enthusiast parts and in one of the PCs he was selling was a Corsair TX750w. The rig had a dead mobo, but I was able to sell all the other working parts, keep the TX750w and still make a profit. So it worked out well for me, free PSU essentially. The TX750 isn't exactly my dream PSU, but after reading a lot of reviews on JonnyGuru and HardwareSecrets, I was really uncomfortable powering $1000 worth of parts with a Thermaltake PSU.
What have you heard of Thermaltake PSU's? I've always thought they were a good reputable company. Thanks for the warning though, I'll look up the reviews. I haven't had an issue yet. I've had this build for about 7-8 months and the PSU for like 1 1/4 years. I know it comes with a 5 year warranty. I wonder if that would cover damage the PSU might cause. Prob' not. I really should look closer at warranty info.
I did however (as I said I got the PSU from Best Buy but I was without PC, usually I get all my stuff off Newegg, well I looked up Johnnyguru and Hardware Secrets but they were reviewing the Toughpower 850 watt PSU I had the Black Widow one, so I went on Newegg to see customer reviews, and I just found out that they did upgrade my model to something nicer. So I have the outdated model, but damn, I don't remember this PSU being 135 dollars?! I got it from BB which is supposedly higher priced at like 90 I think? No way it was more than 100. Both the outdated model (still available on newegg @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153106
) and newer version (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-153-158&Tpk=17-153-158
) are $135. I'd love having the nicer one though someday. Kinda make you wonder powering your **** with something they found a problem with. Probably some minor improvements plus extra sexiness though.
Originally Posted by Arm3nian
I don't really see a point in a case for a watercooled build. Its not going to be transportable anyway, due to weight and risk of destroying the loop, and it limits your space. Also it costs $.
Well, that's why I went with the Corsair H100i, I take my computer back and forth every week I'm moving it. But I'd sure like to know how much performance I'm losing by not using a custom loop.Edited by shamanik1320 - 4/9/13 at 1:35pm