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Originally Posted by Quesoblanco View Post

In all honesty they are both not worth the price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071 Is a much better buy!

^Get the rosewill capstone he linked. Its by far the best for that price and wattage.
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post #12 of 29
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Thermaltake is not a good brand IMO.
How is thermaltake not a good brand? I've had a Thermaltake PSU in another rig and its been running great for four years.
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Corsair has a good rep for power supplies.
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How is thermaltake not a good brand? I've had a Thermaltake PSU in another rig and its been running great for four years.
I had too many Thermaltake PSU that blow up in the past when my system is at stock speeds. This is back in the day when Athlon x2 was here.
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post #15 of 29
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I had too many Thermaltake PSU that blow up in the past when my system is at stock speeds. This is back in the day when Athlon x2 was here.
Bad experiences doesn't mean you should lean users towards other brands. Thermaltake is a leader when it comes to making hardware and have been making them for quite a while. I find them to be a very reputable brand. I use Corsair power supplies because they're known for customer support.

Never had a Thermaltake PSU blow up on me. Bad experiences? I understand that you're just providing your own experiences, but if you're going to do that. Provide some solid proof with pictures rather than having someone just take your word for it. I'm sure that Thermaltake would of taken care of you if they actually did indeed "blow up."
post #16 of 29
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In all honesty they are both not worth the price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071 Is a much better buy!

 

This.

 

With the modular Rosewill CAPSTONE Series on the market, it's actually very foolish to buy any other PSUs.  They are top-of-the-line power supplies because internally, they are Superflower Golden Green Pros.

 

So here:

 

550W for $79.99 shipped:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262

 

650W for $111.98 after shipping:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182263

 

Don't be fooled by the "550W" rating.  Its +12V capacity is 546W, whereas the 620W SeaSonic M12II's is only 30W more at 576W, and the TX650 V2's +12V capacity is only 90W more at 636W.

 

The +12V capacity of the 650W modular CAPSTONE is 648W.  However, the +12V capacity isn't the reason why these PSUs are superior (and it's not the 80+ Gold rating either).  ;)

 

 

Regarding Thermaltake, here's a good article to read:

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/652549/on-thermaltake-psus

 

So, it's not about brand names;  it's about the actual units used to create the PSU that counts.  Judging a PSU by its brand name is almost like judging it by its color.


Edited by TwoCables - 10/30/12 at 11:49pm
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Regarding Thermaltake, here's a good article to read:

http://www.overclock.net/t/652549/on-thermaltake-psus

So, it's not about brand names;  it's about the actual units used to create the PSU that counts.  Judging a PSU by its brand name is almost like judging it by its color.
^^ This too. TY sir for the link.
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^^ This too. TY sir for the link.

 

You're welcome, and of course I thank the man who created the article.  :)

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post #19 of 29
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It seems like the majority says to go with that thermaltake psu but for some reason I'm still leaning towards that seasonic unit. I don't know why but my gut is telling me to get that one, lol. Realistically though, will going with that thermaltake rather then the seasonic or corsair psu really make that big of a difference?
Edited by kangdemon - 10/31/12 at 12:15am
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Most of us say get the rosewill capstone.
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