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Old October 16, 2012, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by fortkentdad View Post
He talked me into the $110 Thermaltake TR2 RX 750. He said that they use that one in the gaming builds they make and sell at his shop - he does a brisk business selling custom PC's. "Never had a problem with one". And its modular & Bronze 80 certified. Thermaltakeusa*Ľ*Power Supply*Ľ*600W - 850W*Ľ*TR2 RX 750W : TR2 RX 750W TRX-750M

I've read good reviews of this unit - and some that are not so good. FKD
Sorry to say, but you have now bought a second power supply that I would not. For your rig a quality 500-600w PSU is all you need. You can get something far better in the $50-70 range if you catch a sale.

For power supplies I often go to Hardwaresecrets. Their review of your new power supply here:

Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets

If you don't feel like reading the whole thing, here is the conclusion:
"Thermaltake TR2 RX 750 W is, according to our methodology, a flawed product that must be avoided at all costs. It canít deliver its labeled wattage at high temperatures, but this is not the worst of it: ripple and noise level are way above the maximum allowed when you pull 80% or more from the unitís labeled capacity (i.e., 600 W and above), overloading your components (especially electrolytic capacitors from the motherboard and video cards), which can cause your PC to present an erratic behavior (crashes and random resets) and, under extreme conditions, damage components."
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