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Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

  • ATX12V v2.3
  • 115 / 230 V
  • SLI Ready and CrossFire Ready

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Jason V.
  • 3/16/2016 12:10:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Power supply. What are all these bad reviews? I've had over 10 of these!

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: I haven't had one of these ever fail. Owned over x10 of the 500w models.
over x15 of the 600W models
Runs GTX 960

Cons: Not full black cables
would be nice if both pci express's had there own rails

Other Thoughts: People who buy these must be really dumb? These will do work but it cant do everything.
This is a good power supply for 1 or 2 SLI gtx 750s 950s, GTX 560 low power version.
This may run GTX 970 but you cannot EXPECT it to do it.
Also run AMD 270X 370X

This is not meant for GTX 560 TI 448, GTX 570, GTX 470, GTX 480, GTX 580, GTX295,GTX280,GTX 670,GTX 680
These are older cards that suck a lot of power.
have some common sense and look up the information.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 3/5/2016 9:03:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLasted one month - but CS is friendly and helpful.

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: The power supply looks sleek in it's black shell, and has a nice weight to it. The cables were more than long enough to connect all of my hardware to the PSU.

Cons: My first unit only lasted a month before it died. Fortunately I RMA'd the unit back to Thermaltake and they sent me a prepaid label to ship the old hard drive back to their warehouse and I received a brand new unit as a replacement (not refurbished). All in all it wasn't a bad experience and I appreciate Thermaltake's customer service.

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  • Anthony P.
  • 2/16/2016 6:20:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Power Supply for the cost!

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Quiet and the noise level you can barely hear it.

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: The 8 pin connector splits into 4 if your motherboard requires something called a 4 pin connector, you have to split the two.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/17/2016 5:03:56 PM

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute garbage.

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: It worked fine, till it died.

Cons: After a year of moderate use, it died. Don't waste your money on this garbage, especially at this price (I bought it for $20). If you're building a budget system, get a CX430v2.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
Apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We can replace it through warranty service. Please contact support team for RMA instructions.
Best Regards,
Thermaltake USA Customer service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088
M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T.)

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/22/2015 3:58:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Specifications matched item exactly
Well packaged and organized wires
Connectors are labeled for what they are intended for
Little noise while in operation

Cons: Doesn't allow for universal/upside down installation (I would expect a case to make the accommodation for this rather than a PSU so no fault here)
Only the 20+4 Pin is MolXed;
Wire color is not very attractive
CPU connector (4+4) was already connected and caused a brief bit of confusion

Other Thoughts: Is now my preferred Power supply for this power level. Highly recommend

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  • N/A
  • 11/30/2015 3:14:34 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood unit for the price

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Inexpensive
Plenty of SATA and IDE ports
Quiet
Good paint job

Cons: lower energy efficiency at load (known when purchasing)
undisclosed combined 12v rating

Other Thoughts: I've bought multiples of these units with the expectation to power 300w max builds, which they do phenomenally. Don't expect this to power a mission critical server farm for 24/7 operation at max load, that's unrealistic and a better unit should be purchased.

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  • N/A
  • 11/10/2015 1:36:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA cheap power supply.

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Has been working well for almost 2 months now. It was extremely cheap with the mail in rebate. It is quiet. So far I can't understand the bad reviews. It would seem that if there was a problem with this line of power supplies, Thermaltake has taken corrective action.

Cons: It feels cheap, much lighter than an old Antec 430W I was handling recently. So far, that has had no affect on performance.

Other Thoughts: Put in in an older system my wife uses for college work. The power supply in it was not rated high enough for use with a video card.

Core 2 Duo E8600 w/ Zalman CNPS7000B-ALCU HSF
3 Gb DDR3
Powercolor Radeon HD5450
Thermaltake TR2 500W

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  • N/A
  • 11/8/2015 8:32:29 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPower supplies says it's "whisper quiet" WRONG!!!!

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Newegg is awesome!!! Super fast shipping and item worked right out of the box.

Cons: The description says it is whisper quiet. It is actually quite loud.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. Maybe noise is cause by defective cooling fan. We will replace it through warranty service. Please contact customer service team for RMA instructions.
Best Regards,
Thermaltake USA Customer service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088
M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T.)

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  • N/A
  • 10/19/2015 2:27:16 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnfortunate, please avoid

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: I have 2 units and both lasted over a year. (only reason for 2 stars)
Cheap now (it costed twice as much when I bought them)
nothing else.

Cons: 1.) NOT continuous!!!!! (Continuous power is the industry's standard and tests are regulated. This is peak power at 500w no standards or regulations!!!)

2.) No specified combine power on the +12v rails!!! (The 2 +12v rails are 17A and 18A each, but nothing is said about the combined total power to the 12v rails. And NO, you cannot just add the two together. REMEMBER, the +12v is what powers your CPU, GPU, and motherboard. Thus, it is VERY IMPORTANT how much combined power is feeding to you computer.)

3.) Does not use high quality Japanese capacitors (RubyCon, Chemi-Con... etc). These are the capacitors that good PSU OEM uses.

4.) Made by Channel Well Technology, they can be decent OEM at times but not in this case. When shopping for PSUs, OEMs are more of a quality indicator than brands.

5.) A tier 5 PSU. Avoid at all cost.

Other Thoughts: I didn't know better when made the purchase but now I do. I have replaced them since then, with a XFX (Seasonic based unit) and a EVGA 750 B2 (Superflower based unit). Now I overclocked both CPUs.

POWER SUPPLIES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR SYSTEM, SO DON'T CHEAP OUT!

Do your research and find out the actual manufacturer!!!! Read professional reviews like jonnyguru and tech power up.

You get what you pay for. In my case, I thought it was dishonest of them to sell these at higher price brackets.

Good luck, folks!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. Please contact support team for RMA instructions.
Best Regards,
Thermaltake USA Customer service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088
M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T.)
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  • N/A
  • 10/13/2015 10:36:07 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsWhy Need Rebate?

This review is from: Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Pros: Don't know yet

Cons: Whenever I see a rebate on a certain item, I will stop further looking on the product. It wastes unnecessary time to print, fill in, cutting labels, mail and wait for the rebate mail. It doesn't pay!!

Other Thoughts: Manufacturers: please offer an instant reduce price to save everybody's time.

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