Legit Power Supply Reviews
Thermaltake's Silent Power Supply Uncovered
|Product:||Silent PurePower Fan-less Power Supply|
|Date:||Tue, Nov 16, 2004 - 06:00 AM|
|Written By:||Yves Toleno -|
After my gawk session I happened to notice that like most power supplies this one came with a standard US 3 prong electrical cable and 4 mounting screws, it also came with a short manual, and a package of silica gel beads (still donā??t know what to do with them, but they go great in soup). The cables are sleeved and in my personal opinion the perfect length. The cables will be more than long enough in a home theater PC chasse and will work well in a standard mid tower ATX case. People with larger cases like the Cooler Master Stacker might want to give this PSU a pass as it will have a hard time reaching the far corners.
While I am talking about cables I guess I should go over the included connectors. Thermaltake is kind enough to include the standard 20 pin ATX power connector (not that they could really leave it out :P). The power supply also has a 4 pin 12v P4 connector, this give it P4 compatibility and that extra oomph and stability for AMD overclockers. The power supply also has 9 standard 4 pin peripheral power connectors, as well as 2 smaller 4 pin floppy power connectors. The bonus comes with the inclusion of 2 SATA power connectors; I know there is nothing more annoying than having to spend an extra $5 on SATA power adapters. It also helps to clear up clutter as you no longer have to have all the cabling included with the SATA adapters.
|1 ATX connector||1 12v Power connector||9 Peripheral connectors||2 Floppy connectors||2 SATA connectors|
With all this goodness what more is a review site to do? Well, you guessed it -- after voiding the warranty just to bring you pictures of the guts it's time to test and test some more. Besides, what good is a review if it does not look at the primary function of the component being tested: POWER?
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