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FRY's - Thermaltake Smart RGB 700w 80 Plus Certified ATX Power Supply w/256 Color RGB LEDs & Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan - $30 AR

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I am out of the loop on psu. Is this any good? The price seems awesome for the pair.
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I am out of the loop on psu. Is this any good? The price seems awesome for the pair.
No, this is a low tier power supply with some RGB slapped on it for bling factor. Thermaltake is not known for high quality power supplies except their toughpower and grand series. But their Smart PRO RGB models uses much better components with a better efficiency rating. This PSU has the smart label, but is not the same as the smart pro. Slightly deceptive if you ask me.

Power supplies are something I recommend people not go cheap on as its one of the only components that if they fail catastrophicly can fry other components in your PC.

Also check warranties on power supplies. They are usually a good indicator of how well the company made the unit and how long they expect it to last. Personally I look for 8-10 year (or longer) warranties from reputable companies. That way I know the company has built a quality unit if they expect it will last that long.
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No, this is a low tier power supply with some RGB slapped on it for bling factor. Thermaltake is not known for high quality power supplies except their toughpower and grand series. But their Smart PRO RGB models uses much better components with a better efficiency rating. This PSU has the smart label, but is not the same as the smart pro. Slightly deceptive if you ask me.

Power supplies are something I recommend people not go cheap on as its one of the only components that if they fail catastrophicly can fry other components in your PC.

Also check warranties on power supplies. They are usually a good indicator of how well the company made the unit and how long they expect it to last. Personally I look for 8-10 year (or longer) warranties from reputable companies. That way I know the company has built a quality unit if they expect it will last that long.
Good info thanks. the one thumbing down your post is an idiot.
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For $30 that's a very good deal for 700w power supply. I will go against the popular beliefs that Bronze+ Gold+ titanium+ are the indicators of quality.

Logically, If warranty indicate the quality- does it means that more data sensitive computers such as corporate computers shouldn't use any cheap psu?

Those cheap, inexpensive, or budget-friendly depending on how you call them can't risk the failure than normal gaming pc.

From your experience, how often do you see a power supply blow up in the middle of a bank? Oh we can't fix your car because 300w refurbished HP power supply is screwed up today. From my experience, many companies love refurbished $200 Dell PCs. In addition, their power supplies are used too.

You watched too many linus tech tips. Dont go cheap on ram, dont go cheap on motherboard because mosfets and vrm will burn, dont go cheap on fans as well because only newbies use non static fans on the radiators! En results will be less money in your pocket and more money in theirs.

Whenever a marketer say don't go cheap. Why don't they use another terms such as 'budget-friendly' or ' less expensive'.

This is a good power supply, 80+ efficiency 84% at 50% load it's almost bronze certificate. For $50 difference, i would suggest you to calculate the risks(which should be less than 1%) It's cheaper to get 3rd party insurance with a budget-friendly power supply.

With insurance included, it's safer to overclock your CPU, GPU. You can also skip the less risky components too.

They're technically very very budget-friendly, if you call them and give them 2 minutes.

-For the reply, you're an ignorant to calculate a user experience, or to call other people idiot by using a watered down one-sided knowledge.
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