Some things just need to work - ultimately that is all we should really care about when buying a power supply. Okay, maybe you want extras like a modular cable design too, but ultimately you want a quality power supply that can keep up with your computing demands. After all, most people won't even test PSU voltages unless there are signs of a serious problem.
In this review we will be checking out the Thermaltake
Toughpower XT 750W power supply to see if it has the quality and features necessary for a modern day PC. The promotional image above gives a quick look at this power supply, and before taking a closer look at the sample provided for review, let's take a closer look at some published data on it as taken from thee official product page
on the Thermaltake website.
Key features of the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W power supply are described below. A brief comment on each feature follows.
- FanDelayCool allows users to select how long the built-in 14cm fan continues to run once the computer has been powered down. The philosophy here is that the power supply can be actively cooled after shutdown, minimizing the heat components of the power supply are exposed to.
» S.P.T. Indicator
- The S.P.T. Indicator is a set of three LEDs which indicate the status of power supply. The first LED indicates the standby status of the power supply (when this light is green, you have 110V power available to the unit). The second indicates PG signal (where PG stands for "power good), as long as the voltages in your lines are within specification this LED will be green. The third LED becomes remains green when the Thermaltake Toughpower XT is operating within the proper temperature range.
- 12Vin1 means this power supply is designed with a single +12V rail which Thermaltake claims gives customers "the best compatibility for the latest components."
» S.F.C. Quiet
- Finally this power supply utilizes "S.F.C. Quiet" technology which is a fancy way of saying this Thermaltake power supply is quiet. The Toughpower XT cooling system consists of a 14cm dual-ball bearing fan that is thermostatically controlled. The fan speed is controlled based on temperature set points from the factory. This technology works incredibly loud one of the best features of this power supply is its nearly silent performance.
Specifications for the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Power Supply can be found below. Our test sample is Model # W0229RU (750W version) which includes cable management. Notable specifications include: 750W total power rating, active PFC, modular cable design, and a five year warranty from the manufacturer.
» Wattage: 750W
» Fan: 140mm, 1900rpm
» Efficiency: <= 88%
» PFC: Active PFC
» Hold-Up Time: 16ms
» Switches: ATX Logic on-off additional power rocker switch
» Motherboard Connectors: 20+4-pin main connector, 8-pin power connector, 4-pin power connector
» Power Good Signal: 100-500ms
» Form Factor: ATX 12V 2.3
» Dimension: 5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 (inches)
» Warranty: 5 years
» Input Voltage/Operating Range: 100VAC ~ 240VAC
» Input Current: 115VAC/10A Max. 230VAC/5A Max
» Input Frequency Range: 47 ~ 63Hz
» MTBF: 120,000
» RFI / EMI: UL/CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, BSMI, GOST-R Certified
» Operating Temperature: 10 - 50 (C)
» Storage Temperature: -20 - 70 (C)
» Operating Humidity: 20% - 90% (non-condensing)
» Storage Humidity: 5% - 96% (non-condensing)