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post #1 of 7
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Just built my friend a new Sandy Bridge rig.

The only thing that scares me is his PSU. He said it was a decent 500W when I asked him about it before we started ordering parts, but when I put it together today it was in fact a Thermaltake TR2 430W

His new rig is:
I5 2500
4 GB RipjawsX
Biostar TH67+
ASUS GTX 460
2.5in 500 GB drive
3.5in 250 GB drive


I put it all together for him today and it works..... Stress tests fine and he has been playing games on it for the past 3 hours without issues but I am kinda scared that the PSU will fry. Maybe I am wrong.

Thoughts?
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As long as this system is never overclocked, it may be fine. However, I know that I would never use a TR2!
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post #3 of 7
The processors is less than 100W and the video card is about 150W, the rest of the system won't draw more than 50W. If you don't overclock anything you should be fine with that power supply. Although it is a crap power supply I doubt the system will blow up, or any calamity will befall him. Good power supplies are always a bonus but the fact of the matter is that a lot of PCs have been built over the years with subpar power supplies and most of them have not gone up in flames.
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
As long as this system is never overclocked, it may be fine. However, I know that I would never use a TR2!
I would not normally either lol. It was in his last computer we built a few years ago. Now that I think of it though we did sell the TR2s for a short time at the PC store I worked at in town. We sold em off for cheap because we ordered em by mistake.... I wonder if thats how he ended up with it
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post #5 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
Good power supplies are always a bonus but the fact of the matter is that a lot of PCs have been built over the years with subpar power supplies and most of them have not gone up in flames.
True, but.... you never know!
post #6 of 7
It's an HEC 350W based on a single transistor forward topology.

Mediocre is the word I'd use, but not terrible.
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It's an HEC 350W based on a single transistor forward topology.

Mediocre is the word I'd use, but not terrible.
Yep I read your words of wisdom on it before I posted! I wasn't too sure if he was going to have problems or not even after reading thats why I posted. I was hoping you would see this thread!!!
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