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post #31 of 84
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
Need the model #.


I should update this to be more clear...

The TR2/Pure Power line is like a box of chocolates (CWT-made power supplies). Only, someone's gone and replaced two thirds of the chocolates with cat poop that looks like chocolate (HEC-made power supplies). The average person just walks by, takes one, and eats it. If it's a chocolate, yay. If it's an HEC... Well, the analogy breaks down here because most people don't realize the harm a bad PSU does to your computer. But you get my point.
Here ya go
post #32 of 84
^ CWT, but not sure of the platform.

Pretty... pitiful for a 500W unit though. Only 29A on the 12V rail, that's 348W. I'd rate this as a 400W unit instead.
    
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post #33 of 84
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Beat me to it.

UL says CWT, so it's probably decent. By my formula, 348/.8 = 435, so this should have been their 430W PSU.
post #34 of 84
My PurePower ain't too bad. Runs like a champ in there.
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post #35 of 84
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My PurePower ain't too bad. Runs like a champ in there.
Tested it with a multimeter and O-scope whilst under load?
    
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post #36 of 84
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Tested it with a multimeter and O-scope whilst under load?

I've got better things to do than poke and prod my stuff with tools. Like, you know, actually gaming on it. My rig is on 24/7. It never sleeps. If I had bad voltages, I would know about it in the form of instability or random crashes, neither of which I have.


It runs fine.
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post #37 of 84
RMAed my toughpower after running strong for 3 years (I think it is starting to go on me). Thermaltake is replacing it with Toughpower XT TPX-675M. Looks like a great stable psu however the color scheme is terrible .
post #38 of 84
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I've got better things to do than poke and prod my stuff with tools. Like, you know, actually gaming on it. My rig is on 24/7. It never sleeps. If I had bad voltages, I would know about it in the form of instability or random crashes, neither of which I have.


It runs fine.
Not necessarily.

You could have large amounts of voltage ripple that would wear down your components' VRMs and stuff, and you wouldn't be any the wiser.

Just because something works, it doesn't mean it's good.

It's like cheap guitar strings: sure, they work and they give you a note, but they wont last as long and they never sound as good as a good string.
    
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post #39 of 84
Everything in my rig is old. Trust me, dude, I'd know if the PSU was spitting out bad power. I've been feeding my rig with this thing for a LONG time, certainly long enough to damage my stone age hardware with any nasty ripple or noise on the power.


The PSU is fine.
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post #40 of 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by meticadpa View Post
^ CWT, but not sure of the platform.

Pretty... pitiful for a 500W unit though. Only 29A on the 12V rail, that's 348W. I'd rate this as a 400W unit instead.
And I care about your rating why?
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