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Thermaltake PurePower 480 Butterfly PSU Review

By: Mike Wright | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 24, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 10.%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Good Looks?



As mentioned earlier, the use of side windows in today's enclosures is becoming more and more common. To take advantage of this, Thermaltake has added another feature to their newest PSU model.


The black X you see above has been pretty common on Thermaltake power supplies as it also advertises their performance case line, the Xaser. While there is nothing unusual about it so far, things change when we remove those four little screws in the corners.



Now we see something that isn't so common, namely a side window in our PSU! But this is only the beginning. Tucked away within the window are a pair of colored LED lights that rotate color patterns giving the PSU a lighting effect of its own. You will see different shades of reds, blues, purples and greens being emitted from the side of the power supply. While the light is certainly bright enough to be noticed, it is not so dominant that it will take over any other lighting effects you may already have in place within the system.


Of course, if you don't feel this is something you really want, you can just leave the panel in place and the lighting will only be barely noticeable from the back fan of the unit. This is something that can make your case really stand out at your next LAN event, but it comes down to user preference so it's nice to see you can leave the panel on if you want.


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