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Old March 19, 2009, 02:26 PM
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Thermaltakeusa»Power Supply»400W - 600W»Toughpower Power Express 450W : Toughpower Power Express 450W W0157RU

Instead of upgrading your PSU for say $180 for a real good one to do SLI you could just pick this thing up from thermaltake!

The price of it at a local store here is $99 which seems a little expensive. If this was a little cheaper it would be a great alternative for someone wanting sli but not wanting to blow big bucks on a big psu.

Bravo Thermaltake.

Has anyone else seen this? read any reviews or even used it?
I'm curious to see how it performs.
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These are old. Been around for quite some time.

And to put it bluntly, they are all garbage. Hot, noisy and generally poor power output.
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TBH anything I've come across from TT has been mostly low quality... I wouldn;t trust having an expensive vid card on the other end of one of those things.
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Old April 6, 2009, 12:14 AM
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Here a GREAT roundup review of all this "GPU PSU's".

JonnyGURU.com - Power Supply Reviews and more! - Reviews - 2008 Supplementary PSU Roundup - Part 1
JonnyGURU.com - Power Supply Reviews and more! - Reviews - 2008 Supplementary PSU Roundup - Part 2

Basically, they do their jobs, and work okay, but are fairly mediocre over all. I mean, sure, there are definitely some cases where these would be useful, but IMO I'd rather just get a proper PSU in the first place.
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TBH anything I've come across from TT has been mostly low quality... I wouldn;t trust having an expensive vid card on the other end of one of those things.
99 dollar power for 600 dollar gpu ahh no way i have to second that and tt stuff is crap i have tt lcs case and what crap modding the hell out of it in the next couple of months
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Check out some reviews on TT's power supplies. Quite a few of them actually use good platforms and do quite well. They need a little (or a lot of) work on some of their other product areas, though.

And in regards to the posting product, current PCI-E 2.0 standards allow for up to 150W to drawn through the PCI-E socket. You can't just magically decide to have all the power come in through the extra plugs, which means you could still overload a PSU that wasn't specced for the job in the first place. Nevermind any possible issues that might arise from having two independent 12V sources merging on-board, and each likely providing a slightly different "12V".
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Most of TT's new Lineup of PSU's are Bronze 80+ or above. So , their main line is doing quite well and is rather reliable.
These Supplementary PSU"s are not worth the time or Effort. Besides the 'un-clean' power they provide, they take up valuable Bays, and Dump Heat into your case.
I wouldn't suggest anything like that.
Better to get a really decent PSU and call it a day.

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Just because it has an 80+ logo, doesn't mean the PSU isn't or can't be crap. All the 80+ logo signifies is that it held up to certain specifications(ATX spec + 80% or more efficiency over a certain load range) under testing conditions when new. It could still be built with cheap parts that break after only a few months. Rely on good reviews, not certifications.
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