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Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Bought in December of 2013 02/15/2016

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: -Cheap
-It works
-The cables that are braided are very nice and neat

Cons: -Cheap price reflects cheap quality
-Fan... the fan...
-Not modular, but knew this at this price point
-Fights my GPU for airflow... see below.

Other Thoughts: The fan. Oh my oh my, the fan. My case has a dust filter for the PSU fan, which requires the power supply to be mounted with the fan down (so as to draw air from outside the case through the filter), which is fine and dandy. I left it in this configuration for months until my computer began making this horrific whining noise that for the life of me I could not find. After troubleshooting various moving components (HDD, various case, CPU and GPU fans) I found out that it was this power supply. Apparently, having the fan pointing downwards causes the fan to pull down on its sleeve bearing, causing a horrific ruckus.

Once oriented so that the fan is upwards (pulling air from inside the case), the noise went away, but is murder on my temperatures as the PSU and GPU fight each other for air.

Given that the "Intelligent 120mm Cooling Fan" is touted as such a wonderful feature in the item description, I'd imagine that they'd try to make it last a little bit longer.

Although it does have a 5 year limited warranty, I don't think a replacement would really help resolve this issue as other reviewers have mentioned the fan making obnoxious sounds as well.

Other than that, it has always been a stable power supply and has fulfilled its purpose for months, but given that it requires being oriented a specific way or else it'll sound like a 3 year old throwing a tantrum, I'll be moving on to another, quieter power solution in the future that doesn't impair my airflow.

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Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Purchased in December of 2013 02/15/2016

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-600 600W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Cheap
Lots of power
The few cables that have a braided cover are really nice

Cons: Cheap price reflects cheap quality

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Update (5 months later) 05/27/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Pros: Cheap
Works very well
Comes with a lovely 120 mm fan
Fan is quiet

I have continued to have good temps for the past 5 months; some dust build up has raised my idle by about 1°C but a good compressed air cleaning will fix this no problem.

It is holding up well even with the days reaching 38°C outside; the inside of my house is kept at 25°C.

The fan is still quiet and working well, averages 1250 RPM at 33°C. Even at full RPM (2000+) it remains fairly quiet; it's just an excellent design.

Cons: I didn't have too many cons when I first got it, but 5 months later, I do now.

-This thing is huge. It is nearly impossible to reach the fan headers for my various case fans near the top of my motherboard; I have to use long tweezers and a 3 prong holder to reach them when I had to replace a bad fan.

-It loves to move in place. The retention bracket and so on is mounted correctly, this I am sure of, but this darn (pardon my language) thing loves to move at the slightest touch! I'm sure that's not good for the thermal paste; it probably has bubbles now. I will reapply a new coating soon, but this thing is a chore to take off and put back on.

-Like I said above, it moves. I'm not sure if it is always making full, flush contact with the CPU or not because it always moves.

Other Thoughts: I'm still pleased with it, but its naturally loose nature (as other people have mentioned) has me worried about whether or not I am utilizing its full potential. If it isn't staying exactly in place where I put it and is even slightly rotating at the slightest touch, how can I be sure it is making flush contact with the CPU?

For these reasons, I had to take off an egg.

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Display Name: Hart G.

Date Joined: 07/22/12

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