Thermaltake's new semi-modular kilowatt class ToughPower PSU
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 28, 2011 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PSU, thermaltake, ToughPower Grand 1200W, kilowatt
Thermaltake has a new top of the line PSU out, the ToughPower Grand 1200W Modular 80+ Gold PSU. As you can see below, all but the motherboard connectors are modular, which is not going to be a problem for anyone with a cable management fetish. There are eight 6+2 PCIe connectors for multi-GPU users and a dozen SATA connectors for the storage guru, with dual +12V rails which are 40 amp and 80 amp respectively. Bjorn3D's testing revealed a few flaws which hurt their opinion of the PSU, especially when they factored in the high price of this unit. The biggest flaw was the PSU's vulnerability to shorting out if long screws were used to mount it.
"Today, we will be taking a look at Thermaltake's flagship 80Plus Gold Certified ToughPower Grand 1200W Modular Power Supply. While this power supply is designed for overclockers and gamers that use multi-GPU setups, it is not 100% modular. This usually is not a problem with users that run high-end gaming hardware, but it might be a bit frustrating for those that just want to have a powerful PSU for the future but might not be running high-end hardware at first. For instance, its double 8-pin CPU power connector is hard wired into the power supply. Only a very limited number of motherboards support dual 8-pin power connectors, and this type of setup is only necessary for extreme overclockers for extra stability."
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