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    Thermaltake Purepower TWV480 PSU
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:01/05/2005 12:47.37
    SLRating: SLRating: 6.5/10
    Bottom Line: Initially it appears to be a very capable power supply..... but when you entice the buying public with bling and gizmos, slap a 400W label on it, and then bundle a 20-to-24-pin adapter, you invite disaster.

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    Now it's time to take a look at the label....

    Only 18A available on the 12V rail. Pathetic. I'm not even going to try for Test Three.  Last time I did this, I blew up the power supply.

    Thermaltake Purepower TWV480 +3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5VSB
    Max Output Current 30A 40A


    0.8A 0.3A 2A
    Max Combined Peak Wattage 550W

    As before; an ass-load of multi-colored cable mayhem.

    Time for a quick cable count?

    Thermaltake Purepower TWV480 QUANTITY OF CONNECTORS
    ATX connector 20-pin
    2 x 2 12V connectors 1
    2 x 3 PCIe 0
    6-pin Xeon/AUX connector 0
    5.25" Drive connectors 9
    3.5" Drive connectors 1
    SATA Drive power connectors 2
    Fan only connectors (Thermostatically controlled 12V only connectors) 0

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