[SOLVED] Is thermaltake 650w litepower a bad psu ?

Aug 25, 2019
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Pc specs:
GTX 1660 Ti
Ryzen 5 2600
8GB RAM 3000mhz
ASUS TUF B450 GAMING PLUS
Thermaltake 650W Litepower

The psu came with the case and i didn't think about double checking if it was good enough because i thought only wattage that matters
But i read some mixed reviews
Should i replace or is it not worth the trouble ?
 

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Without going into technical details of the PSU itself:

Cheap PSUs use lower grade OEM manufacturers and use cheap components which risk the safety of your other components. And the last thing you should scrimp on, is the component that literally provides direct power to your entire system.

Cheap PSUs = Cheap Components = Risk to your rig.

I believe that you can tell a lot about the quality of a PSU by it's warranty.

Anything 3 years and less is concerning and I would probably never touch myself.
Anything 5 years and less is decent enough, but sometimes questionable.
Then you'll have some of the best that can be around 7 to 10+ years.

For example many Seasonics and top Corsairs come with 10 or 12 years warranty as their units are fantastic quality. For example:
  • Corsair VS (poor quality) = 3 years
  • EVGA B1 series (E.g. 450B - poor quality) = 3 years
  • Corsair RM (decent quality) = 5 years
  • Seasonic Focus Plus (great quality) = 10 years
  • Corsair RMx (great quality) = 10 years.
  • Corsair AXi (great quality) = 10 years.
  • Thermaltake litepower = 2 years (phew!)
 
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PC Tailor

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Without going into technical details of the PSU itself:

Cheap PSUs use lower grade OEM manufacturers and use cheap components which risk the safety of your other components. And the last thing you should scrimp on, is the component that literally provides direct power to your entire system.

Cheap PSUs = Cheap Components = Risk to your rig.

I believe that you can tell a lot about the quality of a PSU by it's warranty.

Anything 3 years and less is concerning and I would probably never touch myself.
Anything 5 years and less is decent enough, but sometimes questionable.
Then you'll have some of the best that can be around 7 to 10+ years.

For example many Seasonics and top Corsairs come with 10 or 12 years warranty as their units are fantastic quality. For example:
  • Corsair VS (poor quality) = 3 years
  • EVGA B1 series (E.g. 450B - poor quality) = 3 years
  • Corsair RM (decent quality) = 5 years
  • Seasonic Focus Plus (great quality) = 10 years
  • Corsair RMx (great quality) = 10 years.
  • Corsair AXi (great quality) = 10 years.
  • Thermaltake litepower = 2 years (phew!)
 
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I've had a Thermaltake Black Widow 850W since 2011 and its working perfectly. So.. I dont think Thermaltake is a bad brand just choose the right PSU.
 

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I've had a Thermaltake Black Widow 850W since 2011 and its working perfectly. So.. I dont think Thermaltake is a bad brand just choose the right PSU.
Well, brand is mostly irrelevant, as you say, it's picking the right specific unit.

Thermaltake make plenty of really bad units, like the Smart Series.
Corsair make the VS series.
EVGA make a ton of bad units.
Equally there are some more unknowns that make really good units, just only available in certain countries, like Riotoro now have a couple of really good units, then a bunch of awful ones!

Just all about the model as you say :)
 

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