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Thermaltake Evo Blue 650W Power Supply Review
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Written by Munk   
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http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:P2G6gry4T093FM:http://xtreview.com/images/Thermaltake%2520EVO%2520Blue%2520PSU%252001.jpgWith great power comes great responsibility, or so I am told. I suppose this is true but not entirely applicable in the PC world. If the statement were to read with great power comes great gameability, Great overclockability, or even great stability, then the statement would be everything that encompasses a happy system. Without a great power supply you cannot have a great PC. The amount of blue screens, crashes and motherboard and other component damage a poor power supply can cause it is worth it to shell out the little bit extra needed to get the right power supply for your applications. Today we will be looking at a company that most would consider a veteran in the industry: Thermaltake, We will be checking out their latest Power supply the Thermaltake Evo Blu 650W PSU. Let’s get a closer look:

Provided by: Thermaltake

 

Price: $115.99

Closer Look:

 

 

Specifications and Features:

EVO_Blue’s unparalleled aesthetic exterior design has set itself above all other currently available PSUs in the market. The fancy built-in multi-color LEDs surrounding the fan and the blue LEDs backlight behind the modular cable sockets give users a feel of tough atomic energy. The EVO_Blue is also equipped with an large size 14 cm whisper-quiet ball bearing fan to dramatically reduce overall PC noise and increase thermal efficiency. In addition, the robust and dedicated single +12V output provides superior performance under all types of system loading.


   
WattP/N+12VPCI-ESATAPFCFanEfficiencyNoise
650W0307RU48A6-pin x 2 , 8-pin x 26Active140 MM75%16dBA
750W0308RU56A6-pin x 2 , 8-pin x 26Active140 MM75%16dBA

 

Testing Rig:

Testing:

In order to test the power supply we will be putting it up against other PSU’s in its class. I will be running both a load and idle test on all the power supplies and recording the data. The comparison power supplies with be a Cooler Master GS 750W and a Coolmax USA CUL 750W and a ZP 750W.

 

Load Idle:

Voltages

750 CUL

Thermaltake

ZP 750W Silent

CM 750W

 

Idle

Load

Idle

Load

Idle

Load

Idle

Load

+3.3

3.09

3.3

3.31

3.31

2.54

2.75

3.4

3.4

+5

4.9

4.97

4.95

4.95

5.05

5.05

5.1

5.1

+12

12.48

12.48

12.67

12.67

12.35

12.35

12.25

12.25

 

Any time a PSU can remain rock solid under load and idle tests you know you have a fantastic power supply. The only two to stay rock solid were the Cooler Master and the Thermaltake and this is to be expected because they were the higher end power supplies of the group.

Conclusion:

If you are in the market for a good power supply I strongly suggest checking out the Thermaltake Evo Blue Series 650W or if you need a little more oomph check out the 750W version. I liked what I saw during testing and I will keep running my Thermaltake 650W in my AMD testing rig right up until I get higher end cross fire going in it. Up untill 650W's isn;t enough for this rig though I will keep it running.

Would I recommend this products? Yes, Thermaltake makes great products and I have yet to be disappointed. Also gamers will love the custom light options. Keep it up Thermaltake!

Pros:

  • Custom Lights
  • Rock Solid
  • Nice Design
  • Leads are Nice and Long
Cons:
  • No White Light Option
  • Might be to Pricey for Some (I still recommend it at this price though)


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