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Thermaltake 500W (White) Power Supply PSU / 5-year warranty - $44.99

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With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in higher prices/limited stock, this Thermaltake 500W (non-modular) power supply is a great price.

Comes with 5 year warranty.

Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

In stock July 7th.

Thermaltake Smart 500W 80+ White Certified PSU, Continuous Power with 120mm Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan, ATX 12V V2.3/EPS 12V Active PFC Power Supply PS-SPD-0500NPCWUS-W
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Question: For power supplies, is "white" as good as "bronze" or "plus"? Perhaps save a few bucks a year in electricity if upgrade to "bronze" ?
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Question: For power supplies, is "white" as good as "bronze" or "plus"? Perhaps save a few bucks a year in electricity if upgrade to "bronze" ?
The long and short answer is no.

White, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum all represent different level of nominal efficiency.

More power supplies offer their best efficiency at 75 to 80% of load. That is where it is 80% efficient at converting ac to dc. For a gold 90% is not a peak watt but at 75 of peak.

The efficiency is important, but also the parts of achieve that efficiency tend to be better quality, as better cool and better capacitors, etc. Japanese Nippon are best, but all Japanese capacitors are high quality.

So, it is natural for higher rates one to last longer. I have yet to have a seasonic or EVGA gold fail despite constant load.

I would not buy a unrated or white. Bronze is a minimum. I would recommend to look at for all power supply reviews. I would not trust my computer to a unreviewed power supply

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I would not buy a unrated or white. Bronze is a minimum. I would recommend to look at for all power supply reviews. I would not trust my computer to a unreviewed power supply
Most definitely agree. I see some people pay big bucks for processors and GPUs, then scrape the bottom of the barrel for a power supply with some "Bobs power supplies - where our motto is they dont blow up so that's good enough for us". A bad power supply has the potential to destroy everything in the machine.

I've seen bad power supplies do some very weird stuff back in my computer repair days. Computer comes in and you would swear the mobo is defective. Try swapping out the power supply, and all is well again. The worst power supply I have ever seen was called Sparkle. They seemed to be OEM for a lot of HP desktops back in the day. And I remember the name very well because we always joked that when you plugged them in you better stand back, cause they would sparkle right in your face and give you a good zap if not careful.
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Also - Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White is $58.41.
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back in the old time I only buy antec power supply. where is antec now a day
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back in the old time I only buy antec power supply. where is antec now a day
I see a lot of their pc cases on sale on newegg. That's the only thing I know em for.
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back in the old time I only buy antec power supply. where is antec now a day
Antec is still around but not as relevant. The older players that are still in the game are ones like SeaSonic, Thermaltake and even EVGA. Corsair is typically rebadged PSUs from various manufacturers. But I agree that no-name PSUs have been the source of numerous weird issues so I stick with known good brands.
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If their support is the same as my last experience a decade ago, you'd have to pay shipping on your own for an RMA. Had a Thermaltake PSU and it kept shutting off my PC during gaming. Support said they never heard anything like that. Sure enough I switched to an EVGA and my PC never shut off unexpectedly.
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Grabbed the 430w version last week for a flip and have had it running for 72 hours now.

No issues so far. I'm aware that these are low on the totem pole (just above do not use on Linus list) but they get the job done, especially in these times.

If you're looking at a sub $50 PSU in the first place you probably aren't building a beast of machine and that's where I'd use this. I've also used countless EVGA whites for flip builds and had no issues.

That said, please understand the load you'll be putting on these. Don't buy one with a 2080
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Nevertheless, for the price, this is 100% buy for me.
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if i go 5600xt wirg amd R7cpu. Will this 500w wikl be enough? Many have 6 rgb fans
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This is 2020. You can't sell products that supply white power!
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This is 2020. You can't sell products that supply white power!
LMAOLMAOLMAOLMAO
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if i go 5600xt wirg amd R7cpu. Will this 500w wikl be enough? Many have 6 rgb fans
I'd suggest plugging your parts into PC Part Picker or a similar site. It'll calculate your estimated wattage.

Just make sure the PSU you pick is a fair bit stronger than your estimated power usage to be safe.
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