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Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1350W Power Supply Review

Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Introduction and Features

Thermatake's Toughpower Cable Management Series includes five models ranging from 1,000W up to 1,500W. The Toughpower Cable Management 1350W PSU we have up for review today can deliver 1,350W. Thermaltake states that all of the Toughpower Cable Management Series power supplies are built with the latest technological advances in circuitry design with industrial grade components and feature high efficiency (80 Plus Silver certified), smart cable management, and come backed by Thermaltake's 5-year warranty.

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Here is what Thermaltake has to say about the Toughpower Cable Management Series: "Proper airflow within computer system plays an extremely important role in making sure CPU, Graphic Cards, Hard Drives and other critical components are getting adequate cooling. Thermaltake Cable Management Technology allows users to only use the cables needed from the power supply that reduces the amount of cable clutter within the computer to improve cooling and reduce system noise."

Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1350W PSU Key Features:

• 24/7 @ 50°C: Guaranteed to deliver 1350W continuous power
• Compliance with Intel ATX 12V v2.3 and SSI EPS 12V v2.91 standards
• 80 PLUS Silver certified: 87-91% efficiency @ 20-100% load
• Double-forward switching circuitry offers low power loss and high reliability
• DC-to-DC converters provide high efficiency and stable performance
• Robust, dedicated dual +12V rails (60A for 12V1 and 60A for 12V2)
• High quality 105°C Japanese capacitors: ensure superb performance and reliability
• Multi-GPU ready: comes with 8 x PCI-E 6+2 pin connectors
• Designed to support quad core, i7 and Core i5 CPUs
• Silent operation with intelligent 140mm cooling fan speed control
• Fixed and modular smart cable management system
• Universal AC input (90~264V) with Active PFC
• Dimensions:150 x 86 x 200mm (W x H x L)
• Over-current, over-power, over-voltage, under-voltage and short circuit protection
• Safety/EMI approvals: CE,TUV,FCC, UL, CUL, GOST and BSMI certified
• 5-Year warranty

Continue reading our review of the Thermaltake Toughpower 1350 watt power supply!!

Testing Methodology

Establishing an accurate load is critical to testing and evaluating a PC power supply. PCPerspective’s power supply test bench can place a precise 2,000 watt DC load on the PSU under test. Each power supply is tested under controlled, real-world conditions up to its maximum rated load (at 40ºC), using both 115 VAC and 240 VAC line voltage. Our current suite of tests includes:

• DC Load Regulation
• DC Line Regulation
• DC Cross-load (unbalanced load)
• AC Ripple and Noise
• Power Factor
• Efficiency
• Differential Temperature
• Noise

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The Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 1350W power supply was evaluated on both features and performance. A full range of equipment was used to test the power supply under controlled load conditions.

• (2) CSI3710A Programmable DC load (+3.3V and +5V outputs)
• (4) CSI3711A Programmable DC load (+12V1, +12V2, +12V3, and +12V4)
• (2) 200W Precision resistor load bank (+12V5 and +12V6)
• Switchable precision resistor load bank (-12V and +5VSB)
• Extech MultiMaster MM570 digital multimeter (Accuracy ±0.02%)
• Extech 380803 Power Analyzer (Accuracy ±0.5% of full scale)
• DS1M12 "StingRay" digital oscilloscope (20M S/s with 12 Bit ADC)
• Powerstat Variable Autotransformer, 1.4 KVA, 0-140 VAC
• Extech Model 407738 digital sound level meter (Accuracy ±1.5 dB)
• Custom PC60 enclosure to simulate real-world operating conditions
 

February 14, 2012 | 06:38 AM - Posted by Annoyingmouse (not verified)

With a name like "Cable Management" I though it might have flat, or even individually sleeved cables. Looks like a good product, but someone should tell Thermaltake that they missed out on having the first modular PSU by, oh I don't know, many years.

February 14, 2012 | 07:45 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I was just thinking the same thing, I'd much prefer it to be fully modular(As with many enthusiasts). Seems they dropped the ball on this one.

Nice PSU never-the-less

February 15, 2012 | 02:48 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It took until about 2003, before I realized that it was pronounced "Thermal Take". And not "Thermaltalkee" as in, like "shiitake" mushroom. I just thought it was some weird Japanese word. :D

February 17, 2012 | 09:43 PM - Posted by Paul (not verified)

I was so into this, until I saw the UCC KZG cap pic in the first of the last group. These caps are known to have factory faults, and I have replaced the same series in motherboards before that die without bloating, and on occasion, internally short, blowing out the MOSFETS and sometimes taking the motherboard with them. Thermaltake should of stuck with nichicon, rubycon, panasonic, or sanyo for any lytics

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