The Thermaltake SMART 730W PSU looks a little bare compared to some of the competition out there right now; it is not modular, only meets the basic 80 Plus certification and the cables are not sleeved. On the other hand, it is a single 12V rail design with 56A available for the four 6+2 pin PCIe connectors and with a 120mm fan it should run relatively quietly. TechPowerUp put the PSU through their battery of tests and came out with a fairly negative conclusion. At $100, the crossload and ripple test results were disappointing as was its ability to provide power when running at 40C or higher. This PSU has a serious case of the ‘just good enoughs’ and should perhaps be passed over in favour of other PSUs at the same price point.
"The new Thermaltake SMART series is a value series so it consists of budget units that according to Thermaltake incorporate high-tech components with Eco-friendly credentials. The capacities of the SMART units range from 430W to 730W and in this review we will test the strongest model with 730W capacity."
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