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Tiger Direct has the Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W Power Supply for $40 - $20 rebate [Exp 1/5/13] $0 shipping [Exp 12/17] = $20 shipped. Features support for Intel ATX 12V v2.2 specifications,2 PCIe, 6 SATA connectors, and an ultra silent 120mm fan with intelligent RPM control.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 104
    Posted 12:08 pm PST 12/17/12

    This may be a Ben's Best award, but it has only received a Dave's "Not Bad" award...

    These type of inconsistencies are proof that Dave is not Ben....

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3585
    Posted 1:17 pm PST 12/17/12

    lol, I'd like it more if it had APFC and a dual ball bearing fan (which it might have - I'm just assuming it doesn't given the $40 original price), but it is a pretty good deal for $20 AR as I don't know of any name brand 600W with those features for $20.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 104
    Posted 1:35 pm PST 12/17/12

    Dave, you'da man...

    Manufacturer's Product page:
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1247&ID=1898#Tab0

    Maximum Power: 600 W
    ATX 12V V2.2 enables most reliable and robust power delivery
    PFC (Power Factor Correction): Active PFC
    Ultra silent 120mm fan with intelligent RPM control guarantees cool performance and silent operation
    Connector: 1x 20+4pin Main Connector

    Source:
    http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Power-Supply-240-Pin-W0388RU/dp/B002RWJGHM

    Note to the casual reader, APFC may refer to:

    A. (Active) Power Factor Correction, measure power distribution to operate at its maximum efficiency

    B. Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

    C. Albert Park Football Club

    D. Annfield Plain C

    E. Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner in Employees' Provident Fund Organisation of politicians

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APFC

    However, for this discussion, the correct answer is "A"...

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3585
    Posted 2:57 pm PST 12/17/12

    Amazon's listing is wrong, it does not have Active PFC, only passive PFC or as Thermaltake puts it, PFC "N/A"

    http://thermaltakeusa.com/Category.aspx?S=1172


    General rule is, if it has a voltage selection switch it doesn't have APFC. Technically it's not impossible to have both, but there is no reason it would have both, no gain, only higher expense.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 104
    Posted 3:19 pm PST 12/17/12

    Can't it get a runner up medal for being 72% efficient? Maybe in pewter?

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3585
    Posted 4:13 pm PST 12/17/12

    Sure, but instead of a medal let's give it a gray ribbon.

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    zzyzx Ben's cred: 104
    Posted 4:49 pm PST 12/17/12

    The Ben's Best award for pricing. I plan of getting a Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W Power Supply T Shirt to let everyone know I belong, sort'a like the North Face guys...

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