350-450W Roundup: 11 Cheap PSUsby Martin Kaffei on July 3, 2012 1:30 PM EST
Thermaltake Smart SP-430P 430W
Thermaltake is one of many companies with PSUs made by HEC. Inside the box are power supply, a small manual, screws, and a power cable. The 3.3V and 5V rails in the 430W unit are rated at 15A and 24A. The model has 34A on 12V which is quite much for a PSU without DC-to-DC. Features of the product include the 80Plus certificate and a 3 year warranty.
Thermaltake relies on its "own" fan for cooling, with the model number TT-1225A. This one has seven fan blades and is based on a common sleeve bearing. We didn't find any information about the RPM rating but we assume Young Lin built this fan as they are a large vendor and HEC uses them steadily.
|Cables and Connectors|
Connector type (length)
|Main||1x 24-pin (55cm) fixed|
|ATX12V/EPS12V||1x 4+4-pin (55cm) fixed|
|PCIe||1x 6/8-pin (50cm) fixed|
3x SATA (ca. 40, 55, 70cm) fixed
2x SATA (ca. 40, 65cm) fixed
|4x HDD, 1x FDD (ca. 45, 60, 75, 90, 105cm) fixed|
There are three heatsinks and and typical components for a HEC power supply. The mainboard consists of epoxy resin and laminated paper. The same is ture for the small PCB with the PWM/PFC control. All capacitors are made by Teapo so the main cap is not a Japanse one. For +3.3V and +5V regulation this PSU uses a kind of "magamp" regulator like most PSUs do. The EMI filtering includes all the important components.