This 430W power supply supports most Intel® and AMD processors and is compatible with NVIDIA and ATI/AMD graphics cards for wide-ranging compatibility. Built-in fans automatically adjust speed according to temperature for low operating noise.
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430W power supply
Delivers efficient power to your PC. ATX 12V V2.2 compliant.
Compatible with most Intel® and AMD processors
For wide-ranging compatibility.
Supports NVIDIA and ATI/AMD graphics cards
For an ultrarealistic image quality.
Dual built-in cooling fans
Provide ultraquiet airflow for a low operating noise level.
Dual +12V rails
Ensure clean and reliable power.
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Posted by: raymond122 from: Owasso, OK on
These work on every thing I've sold with a single 6 pin graphics card.
I use mostly window sided cases where noise would surely be noticable if present.
If they were a little more efficient, the heat would be decreased.
I've never found one to make noise, or to be defective.
32 out of 43 found this review helpful.
Really Thermaltake, REALLY??
Posted by: Zelphyr from: Monterey, CA on
I could go on and on, but I'm going to keep this short.
- Runs smooth and easily puts out reliable power
- Easy to install
- Cool looking
- Cords are wrapped for better airflow
- ONLY 2 Sata connectors on the same cord! Worse yet, the connectors are only separated by about 4 inches. Soooo if you hook up your CD and what to hook up something else like....ohhh i dunno...a HARD DRIVE, then forget it. It's not happening.
I would not buy this PSU again. Despite being a reliable PSU, I really expect better from Thermaltake. I don't know who came up with the bright idea of only putting 2 Sata connectors on the same cord (making it almost effectively 1 sata connector really since the connectors are so close), but I'm seriously disappointed. I suppose I *COULD* order some molex to Sata adaptors for the 15 bijillion molex connectors that Thermaltake put on this PSU, but should I REALLY be forced to do this just to run both my CD and HDD?
Thermaltake seriously needs to rethink their design here. They would have a rock solid PSU at an affordable price here if they simply changed 2 molex to Sata.
19 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Great value and easy replacement
Posted by: Towing702 from: Youngstown, OH on
My computer did not start up at all, no power, no lights, no fans, no nothing. Uh oh, the original power supply went bad. I went online and found this perfect replacement at best buy, and it was on sale too. This unit is 130 watts more than my HP original, fit perfect, and was very easy to install. Can't go wrong with fixing your own computer for 40 bucks. I did have to rearrange my drives to make use of both S-ATA plugs, since they share the same cord. The plugs are 4 inches apart. Easy fix though.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Good but the SATA power connectors are weak
Posted by: KWinMichigan from: Canton, MI on
Nice power supply, but the SATA power connectors were very flimsy. I managed to break one of them without effort and crack the other one. Comparing these SATA connectors to the ones of the original power supply, it was evident that they were far too thin in places. I finally used a 4-pin to SATA adapter instead of the original SATA connector in order to get up and running.
Also, this power supply only comes with 2 SATA power connectors.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Good upgrade for those lousy stock PSUs
Posted by: rattlesnake from: VA on
I purchased this to upgrade from a stock 250w PSU in my PC. I don' t understand why PC Manufacturers can't just shell out an extra $20 and have a decent watted PSU come stock with the machine.
Good price and was easy to install. Please note that the SATA connectors are a little weak. I ended up breaking one when simply trying to connect it. Specs are good for the price. Not a bad little PSU just handle with care.
Make sure you have enough connections available or you might not to get an adapter. I was able to take a two SATA adapters from the stock PSU off of my new HP and used them in connecting optical drives and hard drives.
I am running a GT430 video graphics card off of it and it runs fine.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Just What You Need
Posted by: fuzzsdad from: Chicago on
Bought this Power Supply to do a repair on a family member's PC. It needed to be done fast. I went to the Best Buy Website, found the most economical, basic but not the cheapest power supply I could find and ordered it for pickup. It was ready right away. I got it and installed it in 20 minutes and that is all I wanted and needed. Works great and now the PC has some extra power.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Do not recommend!
Posted by: DorcasLane from: Phoenix, AZ on
This power supply with only 2 ATA connectors 2 inches apart was impossible to connect without paying additional for a cable extension to this already high price!
Took it back and purchased a cheaper model which worked out great. Warning..., make sure there are 4 ATA connectors to allow room for hard drive and DVD drive connection and or multiple hard drives.
Nice that Best Buy honors 30 day returns and convenient location.
8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Good basic power supply
Posted by: TD97058 from: Houston, TX on
Good unit, easy to install...like the fact that the wires are dressed so that it doesn't look bad, especially since I have a clear case. The only thing that could be improved is the quality of the plugs as I had a tough time plugging them into a couple of drives.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
You won't find a better review than right here...
Posted by: from: Ohio, USA on
This product ABSOLUTELY should be pulled from the market. Not only does it advertise that it falsely runs at 430w (tested it, and was running at 350w!), but the cords are MESSED UP inside. This is actually an older power supply by Thernaltake which has been repackaged and made to LOOK like a newer power supply. Don't be deceived...it's old, it's outdated, and unless your CD drive and Hard Drive is 2 inches apart, good luck installing this.
All this for $69...WAY overpriced for something that doesn't even work as advertised.
13 out of 20 found this review helpful.
Old tech connections
Posted by: yellowhammer from: Madison, Alabama on
Problem: I've got a three-year-old computer that needed a new power supply. This was the only one the the local Best Buy had on the shelf so I bought it. I've got a dvd drive and two hard drives and they all take sata connections. So the first problem is that this thing only has two sata connectors with a very short section of wire between them. First thought is, "I can connect the two hard drives." Guess again - the wire between the connectors is so short that I couldn't connect two hard drives that were side-by-side.
Solution: I've ordered a 4-pin to 5-pin sata conversion/splitter that I will connect to one of the otherwise useless 4-pin connectors. When it comes in I'll be able to connect all three of my sata devices. Until then I'm only powering the main hard drive.
Other than that, it fit just fine in my Dell and worked right the first time. I like the power switch on the back, the original didn't have one.