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    Anyone got? ThermalTake 480W PurePower(Silver)

    Desperately need a new PSU so I can get rid of my Q-Tec 550W and I want to spend around 50 quid on a decent PSU, I have found one of these for 43 quid online plus postage, anyone got one or anyone got any makor problems or heard of any nightmares?

    Its to power a P4 2.4, 1GB of RAM and 9800XT so this should be more than enough juice......

    Any hints? I got an hour till the offer expire lol

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    woohoo offer extended by 24hrs, any one got any experiences of these PSU's?
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    whats wrong with your qtec out of interest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silent
    whats wrong with your qtec out of interest?
    qtec
    They have a bit of a repuation for blowing up machines

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    thats and its far to damn noisy... I have too many fans so its silen (cy)(SIC!) im after....

    lol

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    I have the 420W (or is it 430W?) version sitting in my main pc. Veeery quiet. Can't really hear it at all, to be honest. Solid lines, good build, good value, blah blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve threlfall
    They have a bit of a repuation for blowing up machines
    Nice quoting there ste !

    Thermal Takes are superb PSUs. You shouldnt have any issues with it. I use one in my machine
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    ok then in that case I think I may just get one.....

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    ThermalTake are at the higher end of the "quality" pus scale, so its definitly £43 well spent m8.

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    Yeah - go with one, just got a Butterfly edition one for review (has LED cannons and PSU window). From what little Ive used it now, its good!

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    Another vote - using the 420w version and it's spot on - really nice piece of kit - never a hiccup and quiet as well without costing silly money

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    if you want to spend less, possibly for a better psu look at the CWT 450w at scan (£30). or the 550w which is quite a lot better for £60. cwt psus are exactly the same as antecs, the ones at scan are the cwt B series (antec solutions) except for the 550w which is A series, (antec truepower) - whichis why it cost more.
    i havent used a thermaltake psu, but i dont think they would be as good.

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    wheres this offer m@ttz, I think i need to replace my Q-tec too

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    Quote Originally Posted by |SilentDeath|
    i havent used a thermaltake psu, but i dont think they would be as good.
    I would actually disagree on that.
    I have a Antec True Blue, and a TT. The TT gives me better voltages on my NF7-S than my TB.

    The most expensive is not always the best. And as you can imagine, i wasn't to impressed after paying double the price of the TT.
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    the offer is at the new Micro Direct site, I know but its the best offer, with postage its still cheaper than the other sites.....m@ www.microdirect.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent
    I would actually disagree on that.
    I have a Antec True Blue, and a TT. The TT gives me better voltages on my NF7-S than my TB.

    The most expensive is not always the best. And as you can imagine, i wasn't to impressed after paying double the price of the TT.
    Rails arnt whats important. Its the amount that they varie(sp?) with load that is. I had much higher rails with my 350w unbranded yet that was rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishe. using a 550w CWT I have never seen the rails varie atall, even with max laod on cpu and gfx the rails are the same. How much do the rails on yours change? what model have you got? what rails do you get, and moer importantly how much did it cost you?

    The reson how high rails are isnt important is because as long as there within 5%, the components should each be geting the required power (all important components get regulated by the mobo/card anyway...). CWT psus have 3% regultion btw. Also measuring with the mobo/mbm5 sensors wont give accurate readings for values (but the amount they varie should still be accurate'ish). The best way is to measure with a multimeter which is calibrated and accurate. ive done that with mine, it gives slightly high rails - 12.01, 5.10, 3.36 are what i just measured too. my nf7-s r2 will give these results Voltages: (VCore: 1.81V, VMem: 2.59V, +3.3: 3.25V, +5.00: 4.89V, +12.00: 11.67V, -12.00: -11.86V, -5.00: 3.55V)
    also note that other people with the same mobo (nf7-s r2) and the same psu (CWT ADP550) are getting EXACTLY the same rails as me. do some googling and or look at some reviews. ^ that is a good thing btw.
    -12v isnt important really - its not used by much, and its still within 5%. -5v i dont think is important atall, im unsure why its reading -5v at that.

    please ignore vcore, vmem compleatly as they are regulated by the mobo. as you see, 3.3v is 110mV lower, 5v is 110mV lower, and 12v is 330mV lower than the multimeter readings. that is due to resistance in the mobo (thin traces, which zig-zag around, so they are quite long), the EPS12V->ATX converter i have to use - as nf7-s is a ATX mobo (psu is designed to be compatable with servers so it has EPS12V conenctor). also the connectors each give resistance, and the cabbles are very long (ATX is about 2 foot).

    i recommend cwt psus because they are very high quality, and becuase they are cheap. most people wont need more than 450W ever so 550w is a bit high. CWT A series 550w for £60 at scan is very good imo. i recommend the B series 450w version because it should also be plenty, even though it is a lot more limited in output (combined rails, only 5% regulation and the other stuff its missing...) and becuase it is HALF the price.

    also i might add that microdirect havent got a very good reputation at all and i will never use them again. id prefer to buy form ocuk tbh (which arnt nearly as bad in comparason).

    compare these specs:
    http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower/W0023.htm (there best psu?)
    http://www.cwt.com.tw/CwtEng/product...cwt-550adp.htm
    the cwt has better regulation. seperate rails (the TT doesnt say). also higher rails, and less ripple on -5v (this doesnt really matter atalll). also the specs say that the CWT is more efficient.
    i would be more likely to trust the specs of the cwt to be accurate as you can see from the site that they are not trying to *sell* the psu as much as TT are (MULTICOLOUR CABLES! SILVER SIDE BADGE! - im sure those two things will greatly affect peoples decision to buy it...).
    the TT psus would sell more in PC World due to more unique selling points that would appeal to those who know nothing about psu's, not becuase they are any better.

    so, imo the cwt is definatly better. prove me wrong
    that said both are resonably cheap, and either TT 450w+ or CWT 450w+ should be fine for what you intend it for. theres no point in getting a psu less than 450w with the stupid prices atm.
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