Discussion in 'Reviews' started by crmaris, Nov 11, 2013.
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I believe the OEM manufacturer is not the CWT but SIRTEC!
For those who thought SIRTEC could not make top quality power supplies, i think now is clear!
wow, I really want a digital PSU like this so I can monitor my power usage. Such a cool feature and a lot of people are power conscious these days.
I had a 1200Watt Thermaltake PSU back in the day, its lasted a few years and eventually blew up after I upgraded my high-end graphics card lol. ANyway, I posted it back to Thermaltake and they sent me a brand new 1350 Watt PSU as a replacement, which I sold for new price and got a 850 Watt from another brand with money left over.
Thermaltake didn't make any decent PSUs under 1200 Watts back then but I would reconsider after this...maybe when they do a platinum model.
Tt is a brand i'm trying to trust all the time and all the time it fails on me a after a while. For the past 7 years or so i've tried working with serveral Tt PSUs for differant uses. The last one was a Tt Grand 1050W, it burned my GTX580 and caused some damage to other components.
most likely is Sirtec but these DR caps, I have seen them only in CWT PSUs and nowhere else so far. So I included both just to be sure.
The fan grille looks like they went out and bought some storm drain grates... But then again, I don't use windowed cases anyway, so looks aren't really that important to me.
I bought a couple of their Purepower units back in the days before they started to get their act tohether, sometimes in 2006 I think. Those units killed not only a couple of mainboards, but also took out some hard drives. Nowadays they should be consistent for the most part. (Although they still may have some units in their lineup which are iffy at best). I still don't buy their units though. Guess I was burned too badly by those old ones. (Purepower 410W and 680W, old ATX 1.3 sold as "modern" 2.x PSUs)
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