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    PSU Spec Ver 2.0 vs 2.2

    I have purchased a Thermaltake Purepower 500W power supply, which states that it is a ver 2.0. Many other PSU models are stated as ver 2.2. Have I purchased something that is, or will quickly be, out of date? I questioned the sales guy at Frys, but they assured me I have a good up-to-date supply. I looked up the spec for ver 2.2 at http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/ATX12V_PSDG_2_2_public_br2.pdf , but cannot readily see what improved in 2.01, 2.1 and 2.2 that I would need to build an up-to-date PC. To anyone out there that is familiar with the PSU spec - have I purchased a PSU that will serve me for a few years, or is it already obsolete?

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    The 2.0 spec will work fine. Its just the model that isnt good tbh.
    How juch did you pay for it out of curiosity? and did you keep the receipt?

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    $29.99 after rebates (+ tax). What are its negative points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by p23185 View Post
    $29.99 after rebates (+ tax). What are its negative points?
    Blitzen has said in previous posts that in past years they have blown up taking parts with them.

    I have one still here from about 4 years ago that has given nothing but brilliant service and im simply unable to find anything to say / prove that they are unreliable.
    All the ones i've used have been fine, so I really wouldnt worry about it.

    To be honest, all the major name PSU's are decent today. They have to be, the competition is too great.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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