Thermaltake Purepower 480
I'm sure there won't be any problems recognizing this brand name. With their history of creating innovative cooling devices, it was only a matter of time until they waded into the arena of performance components. And though this isn't their first PSU to come to market, it is probably the best looking one to make it.
From an aesthetic viewpoint, this particular model is made for their Xaser III line of computer case, but this certainly doesn't mean that it has to be used in this enclosure. But that black side panel on the facing side that would appear through a high window does draw the attention.
The back panel offers the basics with nothing added in and the power available is ample. We're talking 30A on the 3.3v rail, 40A on the 5v rail and 18A on the 12v rail. If you'll recall, these are the same numbers offered up by the SilenX model, so to repeat the obvious, you'll have plenty of available juice for nearly anything imaginable. And while being rated at 480 watts, it states a peak power output level of 550 watts. And remember, a peak level is a short time (under 60 seconds), so this will cover boot ups where you're close to the maximum power output levels.
Connection-wise, we have more Molex than you can shake a stick at. We're talking nine 4-pin Molex connectors, three floppy drive power connectors and a built in Serial ATA connector as well. It also has the supplemental 12v 4-pin power lead, an Auxiliary power lead for Pentium4 boards and a 3-pin connector for the motherboard to monitor fan speeds.
Oh, and talking about fans, we've got a pair of the powerful Thermaltake 80mm babies sitting under the hood. But before you think that this will create too much noise, take a look at your control feature:
Fitting into an empty 5.25" drive bay is a rheostat that allows you full control of the fan speeds of this monster. This allows you to turn the fan speeds down (and hence the decibels) at any moment you choose.
What? You don't have an empty 5.25" drive bay handy? You don't like the looks of the front mounted rheostat? That's all right; we're not finished yet...
If you prefer to use a rear mounted controlling device, there is also included a rheostat built into a PCI plate. Simply replace a PCI blank on the back of your case and you're still able to control the fan speeds and noise levels.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- GeForce drivers, SLI profile prepare you for Battlefront beta
- Google wants to improve mobile web performance
- HP's 4K FreeSync monitor 'Envy' revealed
- Fly the Small But Mighty SKEYE Pico Drone
- CS:GO is majorly dysfunctional for Australians and in New Zealanders
- HighPoint RocketStor 6414AS Four-Bay Hardware RAID Tower Review
- I Was Wondering If Someone Could Help Me With Driver Issue For SATA3 z97
- PhotoFast i-FlashDrive MAX 32GB USB iOS Flash Drive Review
- SSI EEB support for Lian Li high end chassis
- Need help with a build
- Nokia announces planned leadership and organizational structure for combined Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent
- DOK SOLUTION UNVEILS CR09, 2 DEVICE CHARGER/CRADLE/CLOCK/SPEAKER/RADIO WITH 'SCD TECHNOLOGY' (SMART CURRENT DETECTION), NO MORE OVERCHARGING!
- FIRST CELLULAR ANDROID WEAR SMARTWATCH PREVIEWED AT LG EVENT
- LG UNVEILS V10, A SMARTPHONE DESIGNED WITH CREATIVITY IN MIND
- Marvell Teams Up with Google to Enable Chromecast 2.0 and Chromecast Audio