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    Thermaltake W0021 Purepower Butterfly 480W PSU
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:20/03/2005 13:19.25
    SLRating: SLRating: 6.5/10
    Bottom Line: The Thermaltake W0021 Purepower 480W Butterfly looked promising with its lights, the window and the multicolored cables until it blew up.....

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    Let's see what's on the Thermaltake label......

    Thermaltake W0021 480W +3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5VSB
    Max Output Current 28A 35A 17A 0.8A 0.3A 2A
    Max Combined Peak Wattage 480W

    17A on the 12V rail?  Check the books.. Is that the lowest we've seen?  That's pretty low.  I've got 400W Ultra's and ePower's with more than that.

    Let's take a look at what connectors we get...

    Thermaltake W0021 480W QUANTITY OF CONNECTORS
    ATX connector 20-pin
    2 x 2 12V connectors 1
    2 x 3 PCIe 0
    6-pin Xeon/AUX connector 1
    5.25" Drive connectors 9
    3.5" Drive connectors 3
    SATA Drive power connectors 2
    Fan only connectors (thermostatically controlled 12V only) 0

    Wow!  That's a lot of power connectors!  I can't recall seeing a power supply with nine 5.25" drive connectors AND two SATA.  Pair that information up with the power output ratings and you've got... what?  A power supply for a Pentium III based file server??  There's no fan only connectors, but a connector for checking the power supply fan's RPM.  There's also a proprietary fan connector that mates up with the included 5.25 bay unit.  There's no PCI Express connectors but, quite frankly, I don't think 17A on the 12V could handle a motherboard with PCI Express to start with (being that the CPU would regulate off of the 12V on such a board and then you'd need juice for the video card.)

    The cables all have different colored webbing on them for a multicolor look that rivals the power supply's multi-color lights.

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