Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W
|Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W|
|Closer Look, Features and Specs|
|Cables and Test Setup|
|Inside the 1200W Grand|
|Testing the Grand 1200W|
We've looked at quite a few power supplies from Thermaltake over the years and today we have their current flagship product on the bench. We have the 1200W version of the 80PLUS Gold series - the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand. There are not many users who will require a power supply that offers up an impressive 105A on the +12v rails, but if you are a user that has 3+ graphics cards and a massive CPU, lots of drives and are overclocking and overvolting your gear, this power supply might just keep up with your demands. We are going to find out if we can break this PSU as we have the ability to pull massive amounts of power through a PSU on our test platform. This PSU includes some great features and combines it with great looks to make it appeal to anyone with ~$300 extra laying around.
I'm sure that many of you are familiar with Thermaltake, but if you are new to enthusiast computing, the clip below from their site should clear things up a little bit.
Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.
Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.
With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.
The Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W PSU arrived a while back without announcement and it was a surprise to get such a large PSU to review. Even though it's a massive 1200W unit, what impressed me first of all was the standard ATX size that allows this unit to fit into almost any PC case. Once you pull the unit out of the box, you see that there are a lot of accessories that should fulfill the needs of almost any user. There are anti-vibration mounts, cable ties, modular cables, a great manual with a lot of specifications and information as well as the very sleek PSU.
The 1200W Toughpower Grand comes with a few cables attached as you can see below. The basic cables that you'll be using with pretty much any system come hard-wired to the box and they include the 24-pin motherboard cable, an 8-pin CPU cable as well as the 4+4-pin motherboard cable. All of the PCIe, Molex and SATA cables are modular. While not all motherboards require both 4+4-pin and 8-pin connectors, this PSU is built for some pretty hefty applications.
On the next page we'll take a closer look at the TPG-1200M from Thermaltake and dive into the features and specifications.