Monday, February 22nd 2010

Thermaltake Launches New Litepower PSU Series Ideal for SFF and HTPC Systems

Thermaltake, leading brand manufacturer of power supplies, cases and cooling solutions, today announced their latest additon to the Litepower series of entry-level power supplies. The Thermaltake Litepower 350W, 450W and 550W are specifically targeting energy efficient PC systems with lower overall power consumption in application fields such as HTPCs, office and entertainment computers. While out-of-this-world high-end PC configurations freuquently require a nuclear power plant of your own in the living room, small form factor setups simply don’t. In fact for HTPC-like computers it is important to have shorter and fewer cables to easier keep order within the case and maintain as much open space as possible for an optimized air flow. The Thermaltake Litepower series now offers you all these characteristics.

The new 350W (W0363 & W0367),450W (W0361 & W0362), and 550W(W0369) PSUs comply to the latest ATX 12V V2.2 Standard for utmost reliability and compatibility supporting state-of-the-art Intel and AMD processor and graphics technologies. With Over Voltage, Over Power and Short-Circuit protection the Litepower series offers industry grade protection. Furthermore Japanese made capacitors for mission-critical device parts improve overall solidity. Energy efficiency is improved and power current load on the AC delivery systems is reduced through the implementation of active Power Factor Correction (PFC).

With two independent and dedicated +12V rails (12V1 and 12V2) the power output to your PC wins more stability. While the 350W version is equipped with an 8cm fan, the 450W & 550W version sports a 12cm fan and additional 6pin & 6+2-pin PCI-E power connectors for latest graphics cards.

Quality, performance and reliability are the 3 Key Spirits underlying all Thermaltake product design concepts, as is the case with the new series of Litepower PSUs for small and medium size office and entertainment PCs.

The Litepower 350W and 450W Active PFC & non PFC models will be available at a suggest retail price of $32.99, $29.99, $49.99 and $47.99 respectively.
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9 Comments on Thermaltake Launches New Litepower PSU Series Ideal for SFF and HTPC Systems

#1
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'd be more impressed, and interested, if they were Micro-ATX form factor...
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#2
erocker
by: newtekie1
I'd be more impressed, and interested, if they were Micro-ATX form factor...
That makes sense to me. At least their cheap! :)
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#3
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
whose the OEM on them?
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
"Thermaltake announces their new line of PSU's - budget crap - but hey, we covered our asses with 'lite'!"
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Mussels
"Thermaltake announces their new line of PSU's - budget crap - but hey, we covered our asses with 'lite'!"
they look like a rebadging of the huntkey units BBY uses for its RF/dynex brand PSU's i'm going to see if i can get a UL number off the PSU sticker


they actually list some 80+ models

http://www.thermaltake.com/product_vgapower.aspx?cid=C_00000020&ccid=C_00000124&PARENT_CID=C_00000124

review of the 450w

http://hi-techreviews.com/index.php/review-links-mainmenu-80/9583-thermaltake-litepower-450w-psu-review
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
well then, i'm starting to change my mind about these.

my only concern left is fan reliability/noise...
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: Mussels
well then, i'm starting to change my mind about these.

my only concern left is fan reliability/noise...
review rated the Tt fan in them as silent. remember this is the top end of the litepower series they have much lower end ones than this.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I have to agree with newtekie1 on this, why didn't they make them fit in the more traditional HTPC SFF pc cases out there (a la shuttle, and the monoural or whatever that one is?)? I mean yay for price, tech, and oem build, but boo if the damn thing doesn't fit in one of those sexy htpc cases.
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