Thermaltake Tsunami Dream and TWV480 review
Posted by: Rchiileea on: 15.07.2004 00:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Complete Case and power supply
Now what you can see here is a Complete Case upgrade
In this review for this we will need
Part-1 TWV 480 PSU
Silent PurePower Series-TWV480 Total watts Viewer Price £ TBA
The first thing I notice from the picture on the box is the TWV (Total
TWV is a display panel that displays the wattage load on your pc, why you may ask do you to know what wattage you’re using. Well the reason I would give is with today’s hardware becoming more power hungry it’s a good idea to keep eye on the watts you use. Everyone’s adding new hardware, case light ect all the times these days so keeping an eye on the output is a very good idea
As you cans see there quite a bit in this box and it is all packed neat and well (which is what I expect from Thermaltake) the PSU was of course rapped in bubble rap and the other accessories were individually boxed.
ATX-20-24pin to EPS-24-pin cable adapter 4-pin to 2 x 3-pin cable adapter
Mains power cable
Total watts Viewer
Above picture was taken from Thermaltake site and describes the use of panel functions.
What are the Specs?
MAX. 47.28 CFM
17 dBA at 1300 RPM
MAX. 0.21 A
MAX. 2.52 W
4 pin connector
1300 ~ 3000 ±10% RPM
17 dBA at 1300 rpm
ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch
P. G. Signal
PFC (Power Factor Correction)
Over Voltage Protection recycle AC to reset
115 VAC / 230 VAC
10.0A / 5.0A
Right lets get a Proper look at the PSU
As you can see we have all the right connections here expected with today’s PSU’s, there is 3 sets of normal Molex connectors and a set of Sata
You will notice by the above picture that all the cables are braided, now I personally think this is the way to go and Thermaltake are onto a winner with it. First of all it will improve overall airflow, second it looks a hell of a lot tidier.
Performance wise this The TWV480 had sustained a steady voltage throughout the test Not once did I see any alarming increases or drops.
Well impressed with this power supply, not only is the TWV panel very handy to keep an eye on things it also gives you control over the fans. Also all the cables braided adds a function as well as looking tidier, the airflow in the case has been improved a lot. Ok we haven’t got any of the new quick release Molex plugs that some other PSU’s have but my airflow is rather more important, Thermaltake keep doing this a lot (Releasing Quality Hardware) lets Just hope all the others keep up.
My overall verdict is Spot on This is now my No 1 choice of power supply.
Top notch stuff from Thermaltake
Well built and solid construction
Total Watt Viewer
Looks good in windowed or acrylic (minor point)
All Cables Braided
Fan controller on TWV panel
No quick release Molex
Thanks to Nikki At Thermaltake for providing the PSU