Thermaltake Purepower 600w


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 04/04/2006
Author: James Napier (XMS)
Hardware Acquired: Thermaltake


In order for our tests on high end PSU's to remain fair and comparable with past and future reviews we have created our own PSU stress testing device. The device is capable of placing a 8,16,24 and 32 amp load on the power supply on single or multiple 12v rails.

I've yet to see a power supply that doesnt struggle to keep the voltage above 12v when under 32a load, but lets see how our Thermaltake fairs.

 12v Molex, 8a Load 12v Molex, 16a Load

The above load tests were carried out on a single molex connector, with the voltage being measured from a PCI-E connector. I am not sure how the 3 rails in this PSU are arranged, but i would have hoped that the PCI-E connectors were on their own rail seperate from the rest of the standard molex connectors. Hopefully Thermaltake can confirm the layout of the rails.

12v PCI-E + Molex, 24a Load 12v PCI-E + Molex, 32a Load

The above 2 tests were conducted with amperage load split across a standard molex connector and a PCI-E connector. This is intended to simulate the strain of a system with a high end graphics system (crossfire/sli) and multiple other high consumption devices.

12v Rail Results

Under 32a load the Purepower managed to produce 11.80v. This is a very respectable result and well within the ATX specification margin of 5%.
The tests on the next page will show how the PSU performs in a real system, and should give you more of an idea what you can expect out of the power supply in your own system.
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Most Recent Comments

06-04-2006, 18:36:29

Today i've had the pleasure of reviewing ThermalTake's 600w PSU...with some suprising results.

Questions, comments, feel free to ask

Review HereQuote

06-04-2006, 20:15:14

WC Annihilus
Ooh, very nice review. Nice to see that at least one TT PSU can do something Just a thing about the prices, I think we should include USD, GBP, AUD, and EURO prices so it branches out to everyone. Just an opinion though.Quote

06-04-2006, 21:07:19

Great review XMS , did they send you the psu or did u buy that?Quote

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