With a total of 480 watts, 550 watts peak, the Thermaltake TWV480 is ready to take on almost any load a computer may throw at it. The Mesh sleeving is something no power supply should ever be without. SATA hard drive power, and the total lack of the Auxiliary 6-pin connector make this an excellent product. I’m not sold on the bay device however. The wattage readout may be good for seeing the change in watts used, but probably are not real life loads. The proprietary nature of the fan controls is acceptable, but not very friendly.
A search of PriceGrabber finds the TWV480 Total Watts Viewer Power Supply available from two locations for about the same price… $71.49 at Newegg and $70.99 at Chief Value. Definitely a competitive price for the performance, not to mention the great looks and extra goodies included.
If the bay device and the supply were separate products I would give the supply 5 stars. The bay device would only receive 3.5 stars. Put them together and I give the Thermaltake TWV480 4 out of 5 stars, "Recommended".
Final Rating (4 out of 5 stars)
Thermaltake TWV480 Total Watts Viewer Power Supply @ BigBruin
Published in: Cases & Acc. on 2004-09-03