Hey this or next week im ordering:

AMD 3500+
MSI Neo2 Platinum
Nvidia 6800GT
1024 Corsair XMS RAM
Seagate 200GB 7200rpm
Random fans/lights

I'm trying to find a PSU that isn't like 100$ but gives good power. What's the difference between this Thermaltake 480W http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-153-008&depa=0 and this Antec 480W? http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=17-103-909&depa=0
Thermaltake is 30$ cheaper but the numbers look similar.

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Last Post by Catweazle

You get what you pay for. The Model TRUE480 has better specifications all around and would appear to be a more robust design. You'll note that on the Model W0013, several items are marked "not specified", which means they probably don't want you to know, or don't have good things to tell you. Since the Power Supply is the heart of your PC, I'd spend the extra money.


The Antec is definitely a higher quality unit, but if funds are restrictive then the Thermaltake could be considered adequate. Thermaltake PSUs are not low quality, that's for sure. they're just not as good as the Antec ones. Reliability and stable performance comes at a cost, I'm afraid, and the higher the cost the more you can expect to be able to rely on them.

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