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Thermaltake W0070RU TR2-430W, i have 3 of them, one running non stop since 08/2007. Tough quality PSU, although Antec is a great choice.
It's a mediocre 350W from HEC. Try to pull >350W and it shuts down.
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Says you? Show me some data then. Dont know why people gotta shoot down real world results without proof.
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Originally Posted by Furball Zen View Post
Thermaltake W0070RU TR2-430W, i have 3 of them, one running non stop since 08/2007. Tough quality PSU, although Antec is a great choice.
I actually already have one of those myself in on of my secondary PCs, and while it'd likely do fine for her use, I'd rather not if something is better and cheaper.
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Says you? Show me some data then. Dont know why people gotta shoot down real world results without proof.
It's because real world tests done right show that they're not good. They're overrated units labeled for more than they can put out, among other things.

Thermaltake Purepower 430W NP Power Supply Review
Thermaltake Purepower 500 W Power Supply Review

The Purepower 430 is the same as the TR2 430W, just renamed. Most of the TR2 and Purepower PSUs aren't that good.
post #14 of 16
Well thanks for the 'review' but its over 3 years old and they have revised this pretty much. Besides, im not saying run a high end system, you wanted a solid budget PSU, and from my experience, this is one of them. Like i said, ones been running non stop since 08/07 (mail server), one since 01/10 (web server) and another since about 08/09 (wifes DFI machine)with no hiccups.
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I don't consider something that's got inflated wattage and nothing stellar going for it as acceptable as for what I'm after. Yeah, I'm not looking for anything top class or expensive, and I'm glad it's working for you, but it's not what I'm after. The Earthwatts is probably better AND cheaper, so it's a no question to me between those two.

Also, I doubt Thermaltake changed it any. Its still probably the same HEC unit if it's still W0070.
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Either the EA380 (I have 2 EA 380 greens, 2 original 380's, 1 430 green, 1 EA 430D and a EA500D) or the CX430 ($35 AR right now from Newegg).
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