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Old 12-29-2005, 10:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the wattage all it's cracked up to be? I have a 500 watt Aspire that came with my case. I would think a 460 watt Thermaltake would be a lot better of a PSU. Am I right?
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guess this is a pretty boring topic. Sorry, no biggy.
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You're right, wattage isn't everything. But, Thermaltake aren't that great of PSU's either. Antec, Fortron, Seasonic, and PC Power & Cooling is where it's at for PSUs.
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ok. Thanks a lot.
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TT and Aspire are not "great" power supplies.

When looking at the wattage of a power supply, look for continious wattage and not the peak wattage. Peak Wattage is so Unimportant.
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Also check out how many amps on the 12 volt rail(s)
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Also check out how many amps on the 12 volt rail(s)
People should just learn how to read stickies.
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You're right, wattage isn't everything. But, Thermaltake aren't that great of PSU's either. Antec, Fortron, Seasonic, and PC Power & Cooling is where it's at for PSUs.
Enermax, OCZ.
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great I just dropped 119 in a 24 pin thermaltake 500w PS an now u all say its not good
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You mean this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153024
Sure there are better ones out there for the price, but that's still a very nice psu.
Usually the thermaltake psu's give low amp amounts on the 12v rails, whereas that one gives 36amps all together.
You shouldn't have any problems with it, unless youre running a monster of a machine.
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