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Thermaltake Purepower TWV 500W Power Supply Unit Review

Former staff writer    -   April 24, 2006
Category: Power Supplies
Price: $130USD


Introduction

Thermaltake is well known for its "rigid" products that are built to stand the test of time, with quality, performance and overall appearance to compete in today's PC industry. Thermaltake was founded in Beijing, China in 1999 and since then has become one of the most well known manufacturers for high end computer parts and accessories, now with offices spreading world wide. Thermaltake has been pushing above and beyond with its Award Winning Purepower brand power supplies, not to mention Thermaltake's thermal management for CPUs and case enclosures. Today we will be looking at Thermaltake's Purepower TWV 500w power supply that is promised to be a one of a kind PSU (power supply unit), with its module wiring, overall "good looks" and the total watts viewer. With so many power supplies to choose from these days it's no wonder that some would have a hard time deciding. Hopefully today we will see if this power supply could be the right one to fit your needs and hopefully uncover a few myths when it comes to choosing a power supply unit.>

Closer Look

The Thermaltake Purepower TWV 500W comes packaged very nice, neat and tucked tightly into a nice box with a very handy carrying handle, which can only be utilized once the plastic wrap is removed.



Upon opening the box you will find the cables set, total watts viewer and the power cord, which are boxed individually and labeled for easy identification. This adds very nice clean look to the packaged contents as well as a touch of professionalism.



Once you have all the contents removed and are getting ready for installation, verify that you have everything in the parts list that is stated to come with this PSU. The main component is obviously the power supply itself, followed by the right amount/types of cables, the total watts viewer, along with the mounting hardware, power cord and PSU mounting screws, and finally the users' manual. You can see that the Thermaltake Purepower TWV 500W is a very nice looking modular unit, which really helped me because the extra wires didn't get in the way. This PSU complies with ATX 12v 2.0 and also features a 24 pin connector with removable 4 pins for a 20 pin connection. It supports SLI, has dual 12v rails, active PFC function and comes with the total watts viewer.





  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (continued) & Installation
  3. Specifications and Testing
  4. Conclusion
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