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07-09-2011, 12:10 PM
Hi there .
Has anyone had any actual experience with a Themaltake Litepower 600W . Or know of any issues
Its a cheap power supply(for 600W) so I have suspicions.

Ive a customers gaming PC Im looking at, I have the suspicion that PSU is not up to the job, but want to be sure as a good (Corsair etc) 600W PSU would be quite expensive .

07-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Not personally no, but I do know the Toughpower range is aimed at gamers and Litepower at mainstream desktops.
http://www.thermaltake.com.au/psu-allseries.aspx shows the relative specs. Depending on the graphics cards the 12V rail may be on the light end of the scale. Should be ok for most single cards in a not too heavily loaded system. The TR2 series looks better.

I have built gaming machines in the past with a cheap AcBel 450W PSU by using a PSU calculator and carefully selecting parts (In the days of Athlon II and 9600GT).
Conventional wisdom though is dont skimp on the psu, it's the heart of your PC.

07-09-2011, 06:24 PM
I have built gaming machines in the past with a cheap AcBel



I'd avoid TT, they lie too often about the watts.
Get a Corsair. Nasty PSUs aren't worth it.

08-09-2011, 11:07 AM
AcBel's PSU's are ok in my opinion, they make PSU's for cooler master I believe and their own PSUs are cheap in part because you can get them in oem version with no packaging.
Certainly I start out reccomending a corsair or similar but somple people just can't/won't spend the money on a PSU so you get the best you can on whatever budget you have.
I'd always allow extra headroom on a cheap PSU, eg cheap 600W < good brand 450-500W

Cheap name brand PSUs are all "optimistic" about the wattage, I just ignore it and look at the rated amps on each rail and research whats needed usining something like http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Then forget all that and buy a real PSU.

09-09-2011, 09:21 PM
I just picked up an Antec Neo Eco 620C for a touch over $100 from paradigm. 620w, single rail at 48amps and 80+ cert.
Not modular although it has the nice black cable shrouds and it dosen't come with a power lead. I looked long and hard and it was the best one I found for the money over 600w