Nov 20-21 - NewEgg has hoisted a Thermaltake PSU 750 GOLD up the mast with a $70 price then offering a $10 mail-in-rebate.
GOLD?!! 750?!! Heck, I don’t think I’ve seen ANY Gold-rated PSU at this price!
While I’m not a big believer in Reviews, I have believed that “significant percentages of variance indicate ungood possibilities”.
I see that this PSU has garnered almost as many Negative Reviews as Positive. And it hasn’t garnered too many at all.
Fortunately, the Negatives mostly say “DOA or dead-soon”, but there’s an occasional mention of “wisp of smoke”. Ugh. That’s never a good comment. Granted, I seldom fire up new PSUs in our haybarn, but ‘sparks’ and ‘wisps of smokes’ are something fireplaces are designed for - not PC cases, not PC workbenches. Much less weeks or months later under dusty desks, near carpeting, etc.
On the other hand, Thermaltake’s posted their own offers of help on a lot of those, so that’s a good indication. At least they care enough to give lip-service… that’s more than some vendors do.
Still… that price… that Gold rating… is this from the Too Good To Be True Department?