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Specifically...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153023

I'm looking to pick it up at microcenter for a secondary PC.

I'm expecting to put an E6320 or some sort of Athlon II and a 8800GT (256mb) in it.
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post #2 of 37
I personally dont care for the TR-2, I had one in my last rig and it wasnt quite enough. also the amperage on the 12 volt rail is pretty low.
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post #3 of 37
it's sum what ok
but not grate
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 1/23/11 at 10:23pm
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post #4 of 37
Generally, no. That one in particular is a mediocre HEC 350W.


The TR2 and Purepower series are basically this: Thermaltake orders a few hundred quality units from CWT, and sends them to review and sells them, etc, then orders ten thousand overrated HEC units with the same product name and packaging (but a different W0*** model number, to avoid lawsuit) and crams them all on retail shelves and Newegg.

It's a good scam, wish I thought of it.


EDIT: Oh, and when Gabe Torres proved that the PurePower NP 430W was a mediocre HEC 350W Thermaltake changed the branding for the PurePower line to TR2 to avoid people from connecting that review with the products they sell now. It's the same thing in a different case though, last was checked.
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 1/23/11 at 9:53pm
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Yeah, thermaltake is garbage. I would never buy a psu from them. That model in specific is pretty bad.
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post #6 of 37
When looking for reviews of Thermaltake products, always google the W0*** model #, not the product name.

Otherwise, for instance, you might not connect the PurePower NP 430W and TR2 430W.

AKA the W0070 and W0070 in different cases.

Also, W0069 and W0070 refer to different revisions of the same PSU.
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I know it's a bother but, do you guys mind helping me get a decent PSU at microcenter? >_>

Though I may just go for a Corsair 400CX if need be
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The OCZ StealthXStream II 400W is $49.99, $29.99 AMIR.
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Hmm, I only see a 500W model on the site (for my region). Though they have a 500W Stealthxstream (original) for 55 and 30 AR. Would you say SXS IIs are better? They have a 500W SXS II for 50 but 40 AR
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i got a thermaltake toughpower 1200W that is beastly.

This is a good unit..
    
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