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Thermaltake Purepower 600 "W0083" PSU - Final Thoughts

By: Mike Wright | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 20, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Final Thoughts


After all is said and done, I'm impressed with this power supply. It has a very clean look, very adequate internal cooling and produced excellent voltage readings along all power rails regardless of system load. Add to this the 600 watts of available power along with the ability to be compatible with nearly any motherboard and you end up with a PSU that is ready to work for you regardless of system specs.


There are connectors aplenty and even using a motherboard with requirements for an additional Molex and FDD connector to handle the power needs, I still had no problems with running out of connectors. This is certainly a nice change of pace when compared to several power supplies currently on the market.


I'm still not real comfortable with the addition of the thermally controlled fan Molex connectors, but again, that is something that some will like and others like myself will not use, so it will have a very minimal effect on the overall rating of this device.


As far as price is concerned, you can expect to shell out somewhere in the neighborhood of $140US. While this isn't exactly cheap, it isn't anywhere close to the top of the pricing ladder for this wattage of PSU.


Bottom line... If you're looking for fancy lights and frilly features in a power supply, then don't even bother with this model. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a power supply that has an excellent power output along all voltage rails and enough juice to handle the meatiest of enthusiast rigs, then do yourself a favor and take a hard look at the Thermaltake Purepower 600. With many systems requiring a minimum of 450-500 watts of quality power, this little gem won't let you down.


- Pros


600 watts of available power


Excellent voltage along all power rails


52A on the 12v rail


Very steady power


Mirror finish


- Cons


"Case Fan Only" connectors (Yes, I'm picky)


- Latest Pricing


Thermaltake PurePower W0083RU 600-Watt Power Supply


Rating - 9.5 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Editor's Choice Award!



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