Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Cheese, 10 Nov 2003.
Stay away from those Tt ninjas, Rob...
How much stuff with the TT...
i actually like the thermaltake 480watt psu.. but not this "butterfly edition".
there really isnt a point to this butterfly psu. but other thermaltake psu's are excellent.
in your review you make it seem that all thermaltake psu suck ***. maybe u should of just said of pointed out that just the butterfly one does.
Love it Rob
btw: if you wondered why I'm not on msn any more these days, its because my routers f00bared
At least you finally got tot he point of virtually all of thermaltakes products; "pre-modded tat". Ive got nothing against TT but everything just seems to be a gimmick, flashy lights silly bits of random plastic and colour etc etc.
but a good review i must say.
……well maybe it’s the way you go for the throat that has stuck in my throat . Maybe the review was an honest off the cuff impression of the kit as it came out the box, but it stinks from start to finish as a piece of professional reviewing. However, I agree that this latest release is not doing Thermaltake any favours but this sort of thing is only going to become more common.
You can’t move at a poota fair for cheap windowed cases, lights and flashy fans. PC world sells CCL’s , cases and stuff nowadays!! It’s a bit like custom motorcycles. You would see a genuine chopper and love it or hate it you had to admire the work done and the uniqueness of the thing. Then the look became something that could be marketed and every major Japanese company makes a range of off the shelf “custom” (sic) bikes.
Modding loses something each time this sort of release hits the shelves……… hmmmmmmmmm maybe that’s why you put the boot in.
Still, what do I know?
Thermaltake as a whole is a decent company completly steered into the wrong direction.
They make a darn nice *premodded* line of cases. You have to respect that.
Thier CPU cooling solutions are top notch *points to spark 7 and volcano 12*
Thier PSU's have solid, stable performance.
Not to mention they have thier own ORIGINAL style, that no one else has.
The problem with them is thier choice to use a dreadful orange plastic, thier overuse of the letter X, thier ripping off of coolermaster's aero fan, and thier quest to make premodded parts mainstream. But hey, can you blame them? Modders and gamers might just be the major influence of the future of computers, but they only make a small part of who buys this stuff. We here might look at the PSU and call is ugly as crap, but they dont expect us to buy it. They are marketing to the wunna-be modder, who either cant do it, or dont want to. There are more of them than of us. They just want to sell more items than gain enthusiast respect.
I've yet to see one. my cheiftec dragon is infinately nicer than any tt case i've seen. everything they do screams "1m a 16yr old h4x0r!"
If you buy this supply I'll laugh at you.
My Favorite Part of it too.!
No, they're tat, like pretty much everything else TT...
Good review though, I don't think you portrayed the TT PSU as a bad supply, and it isn't, just as an extremely tacky one.
We write reviews, people read them. That's about all we have to adhere to really.. what is a 'professional review' anyway?
Toms Hardware and, let's say PC Pro Magazine are both 'Professional' reviewing entities who present their information in completely different ways and styles. Which one is right, are both right.. are neither right? Does it matter?
There's very little difference between "I feel this power supply oversteps the boundaries of what is classed as useful in a PSU as it attains mediocre, even poor performance given it's price tag" and "It stinks.."; you still get the same conclusion except we've saved you the trouble of reading all those extra words.
Well actually the first bit gives me information as to why it stinks the shorter one gives me the reviewers opinion that it stinks but not why.
The shorter answer registers more kewl for the reviewer and gets him some smilies & quotes into the bargain. But as for your last remark on which is right............both work on different levels.
I suppose its just an age thing but then that was 24 hours ago and today I don't give a toss. Anyway, its a lousy bit kit I wouldn't buy one
For a review to be professional the reviewer must be paid, no?
K, point taken but you are splitting hairs
I think you were a bit unfair on the review here...
Sure i'll agree the paint job looks a little shabby, but honestly you went alot easier on the SIlverstone simply cause you seem to personally have something agenst Tt.
The window/blinking lights (which i happen to despise) could be consitered pretty tacky by some, myself not excluded. However the PSU case has the pre-cut window, and with a few screws out, you could easily cut your own plexi and put your own grapic/what-have-you in there.
The Silverstone looks pretty darn good... i'd probly be afraid of cutting into that sucker, unwilling to marr the surface. You said the only thing about the SS PSU was the cabling. Well from personal experiance it would take me longer to re-thread, heatshrink etc those damn cables, than cut some plexi and snip off those annoying blinking lights with some wire cutters.
IMHO from just taking the facts of your review, i'd have to go with the Tt.... granted after a little Modding of my own
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