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 Post subject: PSU Review Request (Wasn't In Roundup)...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:04 am 
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I'd like to see a couple of Thermaltake's higher end offerings put through the rigors that January's roundup included. With SLI, PCI-E, and heaver wattage requirements hitting the scene, the PSU is definitely a 'hot' topic of continued interest. Specifically with the Thermaltake units, their prices are very compelling in light of the specs. How about having a look at one of these:

Thermaltake 680w Silent PurePower - $176 shipped (Newegg)
4xSATA, 2xPCI-E, Active PFC, Decent output numbers

or, the more attractive looking (and priced) 560w:

Thermaltake 560w Silent PurePower - $106 shipped (Newegg)

For anyone interested, here's Thermaltake's product page links:
PSU Feature Comparison Chart
560w Product Page
680w Product Page


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Unfortunately, MPC tends to run roundups once per year for categories like Power Supply Units and similar things with long lifecycles (optical drive roundups, yadda yadda).

So it may be awhile before we see another review.

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Very true. However, if they revisit the situation in light of SLI (which they expressed as a possibility to PC&P), I think the above contender should receive consideration for inclusion.


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 Post subject: Re: PSU Review Request (Wasn't In Roundup)...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:59 am 
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I would also like them to review the above PSUs, but why do you say the uglier one is more attractive? Something as silly as price/performance? :P


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I like the sleek black of the 560w as opposed to the silver of the 680w. If I were buying, however, I'd go with the 680w.

Interestingly, Thermaltake's chart lists the 680w also as black, though it doesn't appear so in the pictures.


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One4yu2c wrote:
I like the sleek black of the 560w as opposed to the silver of the 680w. If I were buying, however, I'd go with the 680w.

Interestingly, Thermaltake's chart lists the 680w also as black, though it doesn't appear so in the pictures.

It's black chrome.


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I definitely (note that it is spelled correctly) think we need some more PSU reviews for the next issue or soon to help with all the people looking at PSU's right now with the SLI capable mobo's becoming more widespread.


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Well, the next issue says that they're having a showdown between a P4 SLI mobo and an A64 SLI mobo, so I hope they'll use the winner(s) for another PSU brawl.


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