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post #1 of 22
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Hey guys,

Simple question really for the pros

Is the Thermaltake TR2 550w a good PSU?
post #2 of 22
Possibly, it really depends on who is the manufacturer. If you already have the PSU check out this article. It's quality apparently will range from terrible to mediocre depending on who makes it.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...take-psus.html

If you don't already have it, stay away and pick something better.

I'll see if I can look up some more info on the TR2 550w for you.
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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by lolreject View Post
Possibly, it really depends on who is the manufacturer. If you already have the PSU check out this article. It's quality apparently will range from terrible to mediocre depending on who makes it.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...take-psus.html

If you don't already have it, stay away and pick something better.

I'll see if I can look up some more info on the TR2 550w for you.
It's not mine, it's my friend's. He just wanted to know if it's good
post #4 of 22
Ah, well I didn't have much luck on finding more info of the exact unit, just the usual bashing of the TR2 series. The best bet would be to help him compare that UL number to find who makes it. Tater Tot or Phaed or someone else might show up with personal knowledge on how it likely performs.
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post #5 of 22
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I'm gonna have to check the UL number once it arrives. Wouldn't want it to be from Compucase lol XD
post #6 of 22
I *think* the TR2 550W is one of the (poorer) CWT built ones, check the UL to make sure though.
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That's exactly his PSU, what does the UL number mean? is it garbage? will it handle an ASUS GTX 460 DirectCU 768MB properly? thanks

post #8 of 22
The 12v rails provide 350W of power roughly. So a GTX460 should work without a hitch.
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post #9 of 22
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The 12v rails provide 350W of power roughly. So a GTX460 should work without a hitch.
Is his PSU good or pure garbage?
post #10 of 22
IIRC, the TR series is the lower end series, but I think in terms of failure, rates, they're not bad.
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