Thermaltake 520w PST modular PSU
Posted by: Rchiilleea on: 31.12.2005 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
This was going to get tested in the overclocked watercooling rig as I can test the PSU under more strain as I can push the clock and the voltages up without having to worry about heat too much thanks to the 3x120mm radiator cooling the setup.
After installing the PST into a drive bay I was pleased with how easy it was to tidy the cables up with the PST sitting above all the equipment in the bays and this made connecting them such a ease that even a novice would have a hard time not hiding the cables as there is no excuse. I found this to be better than any previous modular PSUís as the idea works exceptionally well.
The mini PST can be placed anywhere in the case and even rest but for the testing as I donít need it personally I will connect to one tube just to test it works. Letís switch out the light and see what the 5.25 PST looks like.
As you can see the Main PSTís connectors all light up and could be useful and nice looking in a windowed setup, as well as having a few other possibilities. But in general it looks nice.
The 120mm fan on the PSU is lit up quite bright and you can see the connectors lit, what i liked about these was the fact they only lit up once the connector was in.
My case has a custom mesh front and is black so I decided to stick the PST in and leave it behind the mesh, I think the effect is nice but would of liked to have seen more info in manual that suggests the meaning.
Intel P4 3.0 GHZ 755@ 3.8 mhz††
ABIT AW8 Max 3RD EYE†
Supplied by Crucial
Non removable disks
2x 160-GB Samsung
Pioneer 8x speed
Thermaltake 520 PST
Thermatake 520 PST psu
Testing involved stress testing the PSU under normal mode and clocked. This was done over a period of a few days to ensure test was accurate. I even increased some voltage up on the GPU core on the 850xt and had it running @ 568/1226
After testing the PSU with load tests burn in tests for a week I was very happy with the results it achieved and will be using this PSU in this rig. The voltages were some of the steadiest I have seen and I was surprised that there was such a small difference between the lowest and highest voltages logged. I reran the testing a few times and the results were always the same 0.09 max between the rails at the lowest and highest.
A shot of all the voltages reported by the ĶGuru, this was also used to monitor the voltages during various tests.
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