Product on Review: Toughpower Grand
Street Price: £135 inc. VAT (GBP) (At time of review)
The PSU is seen as the backbone of any system, giving valuable power to every single component that is running. Some would-be enthusiasts scrimp on this element of the system, especially when they are on a budget and have spent every last penny on the latest GPU but it really behoves us all to invest in a reliable solution – as all too many times these cheap-skates will purchase a no-frills unbranded PSU that when it blows… it takes every one of those precious components that make up the system with it. Trust in a reliable PSU brand, it will cost you more in the short-term but in the long-term it will protect the components that make up your system.
One such reliable brand is Thermaltake. They have been producing PSUs for over 12 years and each unit comes with an impressive 7-years extended warranty. Any brand that can provide a warranty service on a product for this amount of time has some serious confidence in their products.
Today we will be taking a look at the redesigned Toughpower series named Toughpower Grand. All of the units within this series are 80 Plus Gold Certified and come with 7 years warranty. We will be reporting on the 750W version but there are many other different versions – 650W, 850W, 1050W, 1200W. The 750W variant we will be looking at has a burly 60A +12v rail, and it’s going to need it too as we will be putting two NVIDIA GTX 480 (Fermi) graphics cards into SLI configuration to see if this PSU can sustain good performance whilst under 100% full load.
Thermaltake’s take on Toughpower Grand
Designed to meet the highest expectations and standards of today's extreme PC enthusiasts and system builders while pushing the limit of clean and reliable power delivery system utilizing advanced circuitry design that can only be found on Toughpower Grand series of high-efficiency power supplies. Smart cable management not only enables professional-looking system build, but also accelerates airflow through the computer case for highly efficient heat dissipation. All of the above are achieved while enabling the Toughpower Grand power supply to deliver 750W of continuous power output even operating in 50C environment, making it the Toughest power supply on the block.