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Thermaltake Purepower TWV 500W Power Supply Unit Review

Former staff writer    -   April 24, 2006


Closer Look



Note the honey combed style grill at the rear of the power supply, this allows for maximum air flow for superior cooling.



Here you can see the massive 120mm Thermaltake-branded cooling fan which is responsible for keeping this monster unit cool. The blue LEDs also bring style and good looks.




Installation

The Thermaltake requires the typical 4 screw installation of the average power supply. You will need to remove the side cover of your case, grasp the power supply firmly and then using a screwdriver - or for me a nut driver - insert and tighten all four screws.



The other part of this unique power supply is its total watts viewer, which is designed to install into the typical 5.25" front bay. Now for those of you that have cases with slotted cages that accept screws, installing the total watts viewer will be a piece of cake! For those that have the "user friendly" easy slides or a tool-less installation design, it could be a bit more complicated. I was able to get my slide rails onto the total watts viewer installation brackets; however, I needed to take a pair of pliers and bend the tabs on my slide bar in order for it to hold the brackets firmly in order to reduce movement of the watts viewer once I had it installed into my PC.



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