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ok so yesterday while playing BF3 my PSU died.... i went to microcenter and bought the Thermaltake TR2 700w!! i have read good reviews and ive heard bad reviews on newegg!!some people say not all Thermaltake TR2's are the same and some are good depend on their serial number!!! TR2 also has 5 Year warranty .based on my system needs do you think should keep it? or i should exchange with a corsair CX600?

im looking to keep this PSU atleast for couple years! well hopefully!!lol



here is the ThermalTake TR2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153167

and also i have the option to go with Corsair CX600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&Tpk=cx600&IsVirtualParent=1

What are your thoughts?
post #2 of 15
This is obviously not the best of the best PSU on the market but it does the job. this is the exact same PSU that my brother has in his gaming rig (i7 870 @ 3.6ghz, 8GB ram, GTX 770 superclocked @ 1284mhz, 2 hard drives and lots of peripherals) all running off that PSU. i have no complaints of this PSU as it did not fail at any point so far and performing just as it should.

his power supply was purchased from micro center when it was on sale for $49.99 + tax i believe.

pros : well performing single +12v rail, SLI/crossfire ready
cons : feels cheap (but you get what you paid for)

i would say go for it, if you had issues you can always return it back. good luck and hope this helps.
post #3 of 15
return it and look at something like a Rosewill Hive or capstone series PSU, i hear they can found for a good price and are quality units. much better than the tr2 or corsair CX.
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post #4 of 15
The rule of thumb for Thermaltake TR2 units is that the ones with a "P" suffix are tolerable, whereas the non-suffixed models are junk.

As for the CX600, it's the very definition of "meh". It's based on CWT's DSA-II platform with all CapXon capacitors and wattage output rated to only 30*C. It's not a system-killer, but you certainly can do better.

If you're on a budget and can wait for shipping, your best choice might be the Rosewill HIVE 650w, which is currently $60 after $10 MIR. It's built by Sirtec (aka High Power), use Teapo capacitors, and is rated to 40*C.

If you have more money and can wait for shipping, then I'd recommend the Rosewill CAPSTONE 650w, which is $90 shipped. It's built by Super Flower, uses Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors, and is rated to 50*C. It's my top PSU recommendation in said wattage range.

However if you must shop locally at Microcenter (which isn't the greatest in terms of PSU selection) for the sake of expediency, I could give modest recommendations to the PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk. III 600w and the Corsair GS600. Most of their other offerings in that wattage range are either junk or overpriced.
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Only the TR2 models with a P in the name are good all the others are trash that belongs in a dumpster

If you bought a non P model return it before it kiils your PSU do not use it
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Only the TR2 models with a P in the name are good all the others are trash that belongs in a dumpster

If you bought a non P model return it before it kiils your PSU do not use it

Is this the same with the M series we have been discussing since the beginning of the week? Now I'm worried that you say if its not a "P" series that it could be bad from Thermaltake,
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Is this the same with the M series we have been discussing since the beginning of the week? Now I'm worried that you say if its not a "P" series that it could be bad from Thermaltake,

The ultra crappy TR2´s are made by HEC and the good P models are made by FSP BUT! we now have a third TR2 series by CWT

So HEC TR2 = ultra crap
FSP TR2 = decent
CWT TR2 = not known at this point in time

To answer your question the non modular SMART is made by HEC that alone says is its crap

Thermaltake you stupid idiots stop using the same name for series that has NOTHING to do with each other

If you want a TR2 you better be 100% sure of the model you end up with
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page680.htm
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The ultra crappy TR2´s are made by HEC and the good P models are made by FSP BUT! we now have a third TR2 series by CWT

So HEC TR2 = ultra crap
FSP TR2 = decent
CWT TR2 = not known at this point in time

To answer your question the non modular SMART is made by HEC that alone says is its crap

Thermaltake you stupid idiots stop using the same name for series that has NOTHING to do with each other

If you want a TR2 you better be 100% sure of the model you end up with
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page680.htm

Is HEC that bad? Do these PSU's tend to go out quicker?

I wish TigerD had some decent PSU's in this price range and I should of ordered from Newegg or bought it at Microcenter who has a large selection at the store I visit.

I notice one of the Tiger's by me has the Corsair HX700 or HX750, can't recall around $130. Is their HX series pretty good?
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

Is HEC that bad? Do these PSU's tend to go out quicker?

I wish TigerD had some decent PSU's in this price range and I should of ordered from Newegg or bought it at Microcenter who has a large selection at the store I visit.

I notice one of the Tiger's by me has the Corsair HX700 or HX750, can't recall around $130. Is their HX series pretty good?

97% of everything HEC makes is cheap crap that you sould stay away from
Out of everything they make they have 3 unit series i would call decent or better
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This is obviously not the best of the best PSU on the market but it does the job. this is the exact same PSU that my brother has in his gaming rig (i7 870 @ 3.6ghz, 8GB ram, GTX 770 superclocked @ 1284mhz, 2 hard drives and lots of peripherals) all running off that PSU. i have no complaints of this PSU as it did not fail at any point so far and performing just as it should.

his power supply was purchased from micro center when it was on sale for $49.99 + tax i believe.

pros : well performing single +12v rail, SLI/crossfire ready
cons : feels cheap (but you get what you paid for)

i would say go for it, if you had issues you can always return it back. good luck and hope this helps.

interesting....how long he is been using it for ??
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