Thermaltake Smart RGB 500 Watt 80+ PSU/Power Supply £29.99 / £4.78 DPS pick up @ Scan
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Thermaltake Smart RGB 500 Watt 80+ PSU/Power Supply £29.99 / £4.78 DPS pick up @ Scan

£29.99£39.9925%Scan Deals
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Found 11th Jul
Seems like a good deal? 80plus white, 5 years warranty, RGB is extra really.

Product OverviewSmart RGB 500W
Thermaltake, as the pioneer who incorporates RGB lights into PSU, has launched the Thermaltake Smart RGB Series, coming with a pre-installed, 256 colours RGB fan hub with 15 lighting modes to choose from and built-in memory.
Featuring capacities ranging from 500W to 700W and 80 PLUS Standard certification, Smart RGB Series adopts the high quality components and silent design that always accommodate any mainstream build under any circumstance.

One Button to Your Desired Colour
By pressing the RGB lighting button, the fan colour can be switched among variants including Pulse Red/Green/Blue/Yellow/Purple/Light Blue/White, 256 Colour RGB Cycle, Solid Red/Green/Blue/Yellow/Purple/Light Blue/ White, and a LED Off mode. The fan is also constructed with a built-in memory function, saving the colour applied and insuring the same colour selection every time you boot your PC.

10 LED Light Bulbs
The Smart RGB Series adopts 10 LED light bulbs to enhance the brightness and spawn an advanced user experience in the world of illumination.

Ultra Quiet 120mm Fan
SMART RGB series adopt 120mm cooling fan with intelligent RPM control guarantees excellent cool performance and silent operation.

High Amperage Single +12V Rail
Smart RGB 500W White is equipped with a powerful single +12V rail, eliminating the limitations caused by voltage distributions, delivering the power your CPU and VGA demand in any situations. Providing the best compatibility, conversion efficiency and stable voltage output.

Multiple Connectors
Smart RGB offers cable selection for users while powering the system at an advantageous voltage. Further, the multiple connectors make cable installation an easy task.

80 PLUS 230V Standard Certified and Kaby Lake Ready
Deliver up to 87% efficiency under real world load conditions to promise low power losses. Additionally, Smart RGB Series has been optimized to work with Intel’s latest, seventh-generation Kabylake processors to achieve maximum energy saving.

RGB Lighting Provides Best Aesthetics for All Chassis
Smart RGB Series is the best idea for users to go with when they are looking for an RGB PSU which permits remarkable functionality and aesthetics in all cases, especially Open Frame or Tower cases. Features• 80 PLUS Certification.
• 120mm Fan.
• RGB Support.
• Single +12V Rail.
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I heard terrorists use thermaltake psus
LukeyWolf4 h, 43 m ago

I heard terrorists use thermaltake psus


Thermaltake make some good PSUs but this is certainly not one of them! My friend almost bought this because he was hoodwinked by the RGB fan (seriously, he was building a glass media PC) but I convinced him to get a Corsair RM.

Buy cheap, buy twice. Or it should be 'buy cheap, buy an entire replacement PC twice'.

I'll leave this here again:
linustechtips.com/mai…ed/

Tier 6, it's pretty hard to be that bad!
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I heard terrorists use thermaltake psus
Cheers OP I'm gonna pick this up as a spare. For £29.99 it'd be rude not to

LukeyWolf35 m ago

I heard terrorists use thermaltake psus


what?
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 11th Jul
are these any good? reliable etc ?
sadbuttruee4 m ago

are these any good? reliable etc ?


Known brand. 5 year warranty. £30 delivered.
Looks good to me.
I wouldn't put it in a top end machine but then again its only going to deliver 400 odd watts so should be fine in any normal pc.
FireOnAWire41 m ago

Cheers OP I'm gonna pick this up as a spare. For £29.99 it'd be rude not …Cheers OP I'm gonna pick this up as a spare. For £29.99 it'd be rude not to what?


They blow up?
Argh, I'd avoid SCAM Scan like the plague they are. They've been a nightmare every time I've used them, and I'm talking over periodically over the last two decades. I'll occasionally think "that's a good deal, why am I holding a grudge? Let's give it another shot." and then they remind me why. They even recently screwed over a Facebook group they were sponsoring.

I won't vote cold, but I'd definitely be trying to get someone else, anyone else, to pricematch if I actually wanted one of these daft (I'm not an RGB hypeman...) PSUs. Just to avoid the possibility of having to purchase from Scan.
Nexy26 m ago

Argh, I'd avoid SCAM Scan like the plague they are. They've been a …Argh, I'd avoid SCAM Scan like the plague they are. They've been a nightmare every time I've used them, and I'm talking over periodically over the last two decades. I'll occasionally think "that's a good deal, why am I holding a grudge? Let's give it another shot." and then they remind me why. They even recently screwed over a Facebook group they were sponsoring. I won't vote cold, but I'd definitely be trying to get someone else, anyone else, to pricematch if I actually wanted one of these daft (I'm not an RGB hypeman...) PSUs. Just to avoid the possibility of having to purchase from Scan.


I agree with Scan, last time I order with them. They're technical service department took over a week to get back to me on a motherboard powering on issue, and when they did they told me try a different hard drive. Never shopping there again.
If you care about the longevity of the components in your PC spend a bit more money on a better PSU.
FireOnAWire2 h, 50 m ago

Known brand. 5 year warranty. £30 delivered.


The 5 year warranty wont cover any components it kills though.
rp71221 m ago

The 5 year warranty wont cover any components it kills though.


Then live in fear...

Dont put this in an expensive system.
FireOnAWire9 m ago

Dont put this in an expensive system.


Any system is expensive if you have to keep replacing failed parts though.

This PSU is a 10 year old design that they have put LEDS on to make look modern.
LukeyWolf4 h, 43 m ago

I heard terrorists use thermaltake psus


Thermaltake make some good PSUs but this is certainly not one of them! My friend almost bought this because he was hoodwinked by the RGB fan (seriously, he was building a glass media PC) but I convinced him to get a Corsair RM.

Buy cheap, buy twice. Or it should be 'buy cheap, buy an entire replacement PC twice'.

I'll leave this here again:
linustechtips.com/mai…ed/

Tier 6, it's pretty hard to be that bad!
I've built over 100 PC over the past few years and decent branded PSU almost never fail and even if they do in all cases they don't blow up and catch fire. The rest of components is usually unaffected by faulty PSU. I hate people scaremongering everyone here.
rp712255 m ago

Any system is expensive if you have to keep replacing failed parts …Any system is expensive if you have to keep replacing failed parts though.This PSU is a 10 year old design that they have put LEDS on to make look modern.

ActionHank2 h, 54 m ago

I've built over 100 PC over the past few years and decent branded PSU …I've built over 100 PC over the past few years and decent branded PSU almost never fail and even if they do in all cases they don't blow up and catch fire. The rest of components is usually unaffected by faulty PSU. I hate people scaremongering everyone here.


Read my posts first, nowhere have I said catch fire or blow, I have referred to damaging other components which is what badly designed PSU do.
The fact you mention decent branded PSU being good concerns me, surely you know any of the 'big' brands don't make the PSU they just put their name on it. Unfortunately every brand these days has good and bad PSU's and they generally switch manufacturers often. A bit of research each time is always wise and there are many out there that are willing to help.
ActionHank4 h, 49 m ago

I've built over 100 PC over the past few years and decent branded PSU …I've built over 100 PC over the past few years and decent branded PSU almost never fail and even if they do in all cases they don't blow up and catch fire. The rest of components is usually unaffected by faulty PSU. I hate people scaremongering everyone here.


Exactly, a good PSU should last you for a few PC builds. I only buy the best ones now for a bit of peace of mind.

rp71221 h, 55 m ago

Read my posts first, nowhere have I said catch fire or blow, I have …Read my posts first, nowhere have I said catch fire or blow, I have referred to damaging other components which is what badly designed PSU do.The fact you mention decent branded PSU being good concerns me, surely you know any of the 'big' brands don't make the PSU they just put their name on it. Unfortunately every brand these days has good and bad PSU's and they generally switch manufacturers often. A bit of research each time is always wise and there are many out there that are willing to help.


As well as a PSU tier list there is also a list of what OEM makes each PSU, but yes, this is pretty well known. The most common decent brands we get over here are Corsair and EVGA and pretty much any of their Gold or above rated PSUs are considered good quality, that's the RM/AX/HX/CS and G2/G3/GQ and Supernova P series respectively. Ironically, the only PSU I've had fail in the last few years was a Seasonic P860, it just silently stopped powering up but nothing gave though I was a bit doubtful if it killed a mainboard at the same time as I pointed the finger at the mainboard originally and had that returned before I suspected the PSU.

Not up-to-date but it's the best I can find: tomshardware.com/rev…tml
FFS rgb is going too far now, i have seen RGB power cables but ffs RGB power supply.. they are always hidden... this is arctic for me
Is getting a bit silly all this RGB nonsense. I started building PC back in 1992 started with a SX 20 oooh the power over clocked to 25. I have used cheap and expensive, if you only use onbord GFX cheap is good enough, you only need expensive with Nvidia or AMD gfx cards or if you overclock! Never ever had a PSU kill a system in all my time. Voted Hot BTW.
Edited by: "lothburn" 11th Jul
Before buying a new PSU it is advisable to head over to somewhere like this place ( search for Outervision ) there you can enter your system and find out how big a PSU you require.
Another thing I do is to use two identical PSU's which I change every six months. After removing the one in use I take off the cover and blow all the dust etc out of it. I have been using these two for over ten years without a single problem.

Edit. The addy won't work.
Edited by: "ssaass" 12th Jul
ssaass2 h, 11 m ago

Before buying a new PSU it is advisable to head over to somewhere like …Before buying a new PSU it is advisable to head over to somewhere like this place ( search for Outervision ) there you can enter your system and find out how big a PSU you require. Another thing I do is to use two identical PSU's which I change every six months. After removing the one in use I take off the cover and blow all the dust etc out of it. I have been using these two for over ten years without a single problem.Edit. The addy won't work.


Two identical PSUs seems like overkill. Just one good quality one that's maintained will outlast most PC builds 2-3 times over. Taking the cowl off a PSU to clean it voids the warranty and risks damage (snagged cables, for example).
80+ IS pretty poor efficiency , would expect at least bronze...
All we need next is the actual mains lead to be LED , I know someone who built a Bling PC and has been blinded in all three eyes when he turned it on the first time TRUTH!
All the PSU calculatiors are way overkill , deduct at least 20% if not 30%.
Thernaltake prolly dont make this , just bought in and badge slapped..
plewis0010 h, 50 m ago

Two identical PSUs seems like overkill. Just one good quality one that's …Two identical PSUs seems like overkill. Just one good quality one that's maintained will outlast most PC builds 2-3 times over. Taking the cowl off a PSU to clean it voids the warranty and risks damage (snagged cables, for example).



Oh! go away! I paid £9.00 each for them ten years ago!
Edited by: "ssaass" 12th Jul
plewis0010 h, 52 m ago

Two identical PSUs seems like overkill. Just one good quality one that's …Two identical PSUs seems like overkill. Just one good quality one that's maintained will outlast most PC builds 2-3 times over. Taking the cowl off a PSU to clean it voids the warranty and risks damage (snagged cables, for example).



Try reading what is written , they were bought ten years ago. Warranty, my rse!
Edited by: "ssaass" 12th Jul
ssaass7 m ago

Try reading what is written , they were bought ten years ago. Warranty, my …Try reading what is written , they were bought ten years ago. Warranty, my rse!


I read that. If that’s what you did from day one then you voided the warranty anyway so don’t act like there ever was one as if you’re so smart. Cleaning dust out isn’t the only point of failure either...

More fool you for using £9 PSUs. Just because anecdotally your budget PSUs didn’t blow up in spectacular fashion doesn’t mean I’d recommend it. I’m sure somewhere there are Peugeot’s that have actually got to 100k miles without ever breaking down, doesn’t mean ‘Peugeot cars don’t break down’ or that I’d ever recommend buying one.
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