The Thortech Thunderbolt PLUS Series is equipped with an innovative iPower Meter interactive PSU control panel which allows you to monitor the actual efficiency, wattage, temperature and control the fan speed mode of the PSU. These high efficiency gaming performance power supplies are 80 Plus Gold and NVIDIA SLI Ready certified, as well as compliant with the latest Intel and AMD CPUs. Featuring over 90% efficiency, single strong +12V rail, modular cable design, low ESR 105°C solid state capacitors and temperature controlled 135mm fan, the Thunderbolt PLUS Series offers a compelling combination of performance, quality and aesthetics which is tailored to meet the needs of the most power hungry enthusiasts.
Pros: It looks cool. Obviously the ipower meter is awesome. It's the main reason I bought this and the reason you should purchase this as well. Temperatures and wattage are very useful.
Cons: This power supply is not without quite a few cons. First, I, nor a lot of people, need two 8 pin fixed cables. It was the only "extra". Second, I don't need 10 (exagerrating) sata cables on the same strand. I only really need one each for dvd and drive. There is literally a very long (about 12 inches) of extra cable dangling with several more unused sata connections. What's the hard of including different amounts of sata cables, giving the user an option. For as expensive as this supply is, I expect these things. Also, the meter only gives 2 fan settings. Low, and rediculously loud. The main reason I bought this was to control fan speed but I guess that isn't happening...
Other Thoughts: Decide whether of not you want the ipower meter and that will tell you whether you need this supply.
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“It looks cool. Obviously the ipower meter is awesome. It's the main reason I bought this and the reason you should purchase ...”— Wendy 12/8/2011