Thermaltake 750W TR2 RX Power Supply Review

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Conclusion

Concluding, the Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W is power supply is pretty good all things considered.  The high variation during load is nothing to be worried about in my opinion unless you are running a 24/7 powerhouse in your case.  Most of us turn our computers off at night anyway, or at least put them to sleep.  As for the noise, it could be worse, but it could be better.  I personally have six 120mm fans running in my case at all times.  If the noise from a fan is all I have to sacrifice to make sure my components stay cool, then so be it.

As mentioned earlier, some people have found that this PSU can’t handle full load.  While we couldn’t verify this finding, we did notice how the variance and ripple increased with the load.  Coupled with the average internal components, I wouldn’t find this possibility unbelievable.  This unit costs $110 online, and for that price you can find a higher quality PSU like the Corsair TX line.  Thermaltake makes great power supplies, but this mid-range line performs a little lower than an enthusiast should expect.

All in all, I was satisified with what I came up with and what the TR2 RX had to offer for an average build.  Constant stability right up until max load, and did do a great job of keeping its own internal components cool.  I’ve seen better power supplies, but I’ve also seen much, much worse.

REPORT CARD : Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W PSU
category rating comments
Quality 4 Not top-of-the-line internal components, but well built
Innovation 3 Pretty standard stuff for a modular power supply
Performance 3 Higher variance than we’d like to see
Installation 5 Modular cables make this thing easy to install and route cables.
Value 2 You can find better power supplies for the same price
FINAL VERDICT: 3 out of 5 stars

Don is an avid gamer, writer, screen writer,part time game maker, film director, and horror film fanatic. You can check out his book "How to Survive Zombies and Other Disasters" on Amazon.