Today we will review the Thermaltake PurePower 500 Watt PSU. Iím sure you have heard of Thermaltake. The company is well known for its cases and cooling products, but is less known for its power supplies. I hope to see if its power supplies are as good as its cases and cooling.
Power supplies can make or break your computer, literally. I have seen countless numbers of people that have had their power supplies fry their computer. Instability in the rails as well as power supplies that are underpowered can cause all kinds of problems.
Unlike CPUs and GPUs, where there are only two major manufacturers out there, there are hundreds of power supply manufacturers. You're pretty much guaranteed to get a decent and reliable CPU or GPU. The PSU market is quite the opposite. You do have your top notch manufacturers, like PC Power and Cooling, but for every good manufacturer you hear of a dozen horrible manufacturers that are nothing but headaches.
Finding a good PSU isn't hard if you have the money to put down for one. The trick is trying to find good, solid, and reliable PSUs at a decent price. Today we are going to take a look at a PSU which isn't a high end name, but still a well known name. It will be interesting to see how well it does.
What we have on review today isn't a top of the line PSU. It is more for mid-range computers, such as a computer that has new hardware in it, but not top of the line where the hardware draws lots of power. We will still see a nice power requirement, but not as high as say a quad core with SLI graphics cards.
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