Thermaltake Purepower 600w

Testing Cont.

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

Testing Cont.

Its all very well performing tests on this power supply with a simulated load, but how well does it perform in a real system? The following tests have been perfomed on the system below. Load testing was recorded during Prime95 and Unreal Tournament 2004 loops.

AMD Opteron 146 @ 3.0ghz 1.6v
DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI-D
G.Skill PC4400 1GB @ 300mhz
2x WD Raptor 72gb RAID0
ATI X1800XT 512mb
4x UV Cathodes

Thermaltake Test

Above you can see the Purepower hooked up to our test rig. I will be monitoring the voltages using a multimeter (rather than any software or BIOS methods) to ensure that the readouts are as accurate as possible.

 12v Idle 12v Rail Load

12v Rail 5v Rail

The results are very impressive. Neither the 5v rail nor the 12v rail budged by any noticable amount. The difference was so small that we had to resort to changing the graph to such a small scale so that you'd actually be able to see the difference! This is the kind of performance i would have expected to see from a power supply costing double the price of the Purepower. Results from the 3.3v rail have not been included as they did not fluctuate in the slightest.
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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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