Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W PSU
|Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W PSU|
|775W PSU, Specs, Cables and More|
|Inside the PSU and Test Setup|
|Testing the Toughpower XT|
Thermaltake is a company that doesn't need much of an introduction. They've been at the Power Supply game for quite a while and they've been making cases even longer. Today we are looking at one of their mainstream power supplies that is built for the enthusiast and gamer. This PSU is part of the high-end "Toughpower" line and has an odd 775W rating. It is a little different as it stays below the 800W limit - making it fall into the range of more affordable power supplies, yet at the same time - it is not a cheap unit. It is a partly-modular PSU that has a few cables hard-wired to the unit and a decent selection of add-on cables available for those of you who want to beef up a system. It's not a super high-end PSU and this makes it affordable. Keep on reading as we find out if it can deliver more than just a decent price tag.
While many companies are starting to move away from the Modular line, Thermaltake generally has two versions of their enthusiast oriented power supplies. The same is true with many of the Toughpower series. This 775W XT version is mostly modular and the bundle is quite well organized.
As you'll notice in the image above of the bundle, the PSU is not entirely modular. It does come with a few cables attached. The attached cables only include the 24-pin motherboard connector as well as two 8-pin/2x4-pin auxiliary power connectors. The presentation is pretty decent and the included cables appear to cover just about everything we'll need in a mainstream PC.
The appearance of the 775W Toughpower XT power supply stands slightly different from other power supplies. As is usual, it comes in a very standard size that has decent rear ventilation that should take full advantage of the 140mm fan. One of the things that set it apart is the diagnostic LEDs on the side that indicate standby power, PG signal and temperature. If they are all in the green, you are good to go.
On the next page we'll take a look at this units specs, cables and a bit more before we dive into testing.