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And I care about your rating why?
Rate being used in the sense of, "This is probably what it's actually capable of putting out under realistic load patterns".

A modern power supply should be able to put out at least 80% of its power on the +12V rail. If it can't, then I consider its "real" power to be the +12V capacity divided by 80%. Which in this case makes it a 435W.
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Rate being used in the sense of, "This is probably what it's actually capable of putting out under realistic load patterns".

A modern power supply should be able to put out at least 80% of its power on the +12V rail. If it can't, then I consider its "real" power to be the +12V capacity divided by 80%. Which in this case makes it a 435W.
I obviously know the difference between a good psu and a ****ty one... Sometimes you don't need the best, and its never let me down. I've used crappy PSUs and I've used top notch ones...
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What top notch PSU have you used?

I wouldn't consider the TX750 with its ageing CWT PSH platform to be "top notch".
    
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I got a 750watt toughpower on an impulse snipe bid that ended up under 100 bucks shipped- its apparently been used for testing only but hasn't actually been USED used, and the guy claims its still covered under warranty (although the sticker that says void if removed is not intact, its still there).
If the "warranty void" sticker is there but broken, then obviously it is not under warranty and the seller lied or does not know any better.

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I obviously know the difference between a good psu and a ****ty one... Sometimes you don't need the best
Exactly. Of course we are talking about this on an enthusiast forum where only two types of computer components exist. The best, and the rest of the crap.
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After reading i want to know if i made a good choice getting a Thermaltake Litepower 600w.

The numbers you mentioned - mine has E199442 on it - Is this good or bad? If you must know i paid $100 AUD for this unit.
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That's bad; it's a Compucase/HEC unit, and they're generally peak-rated POS with poor ripple suppression and bad caps. HEC can put out a good unit on occasion, but generally only in the high wattage range, and they're still only average at best.

I'd say you got ripped off.
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E303666 - OEM Thermaltake - Quite good usually
not ALL TR2's!!! this is the exact one i have and it it actually pretty nice i just cant find any reviews of it.

it even has your OEM number.....


thermaltake TR2 win
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not ALL TR2's!!! this is the exact one i have and it it actually pretty nice i just cant find any reviews of it.

it even has your OEM number.....


thermaltake TR2 win
All the ones with a Thermaltake UL number I've seen have been CWT units... but that doesn't mean all of them are. I don't think I claimed all TR2 units are garbage; the CWT made ones are at least decent. But they're so thoroughly mixed in with the Compucase garbage I don't even bother, there are usually comparable or better options at the same price point.
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That's bad; it's a Compucase/HEC unit, and they're generally peak-rated POS with poor ripple suppression and bad caps. HEC can put out a good unit on occasion, but generally only in the high wattage range, and they're still only average at best.

I'd say you got ripped off.
GAH!!

We Aussies always get ripped off with computer stuff... i paid $250 aud for my 5770... yeah you get the picture.

With that in mind, I've been extremely lucky with dodgy PSU's. I had an a-Power "680w" which kept turning off on me under load, i'm lucky it didn't pop. Then i had a Shaw "860w" which had crappy build quality... the molex plugs were breaking off.

Then I had a Master 650w. It was exactly the same as a CoolerMaster eXtremePower 650w or whatever, but it was modular. It took a dump on me when i pulled apart my rig. never booted again.

And now i have a "crappy" thermaltake...

This makes me

EDIT: According to a PSU calculator, mi rig needs 365w under full load, counting in capacitor aging... looks like i'm safe for now?
Edited by linkin93 - 4/8/10 at 9:53pm
post #50 of 84
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It's probably ok under 400W, though I can't tell for certain. You *shouldn't* have any issues, at least not until the caps decay in 1-3 years, or unless it decides to ape Puff the Magic Dragon. But again, I don't know for sure.

You just got ripped off on the price; that's about US$92, for a PSU I wouldn't pay $40 for. I feel for ya', bro.
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