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Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750w

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Thermaltake's Toughpower series of power supply's makes a big statement with its name. Oddly enough even though we have taken a look at a variety of their products we have never put the Toughpower line to the test to see how tough they really are. Today we have the chance to check out the Toughpower XT 750 watt power supply. Lets find out how it compares to other PSU's we have tested in the past.

Product Name: Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750w

Review Sample Provided by: Thermaltake

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

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Specification

 

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Packaging

Most quality power supplies come in great packaging and the Toughpower XT is no exception. Thermaltake included all of the need to know information on the back including its output specifications, a listing of all of the included connectors, and a quick feature list. Inside the PSU was secured in a thick layer of padding. Next to that all of the cables were all tucked away in a nice pouch with a Thermaltake logo on it.

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Installation

Installing the Toughpower XT into our test rig went smooth as always. After testing the Cooler Master Silent Pro M recently the cables on the Toughpower seem thicker than normal when compared to the Silent Pro M's extra thin cables. That's not saying they are any thicker than normal, just in comparison. The modular design did help prevent the wiring from being such a big mess.

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Our Test Rig

Intel i7 920 2.67Ghz

Gigabyte GA-EXS8-UD4P Motherboard

Corsair 620 Power supply

2 x 3 Patriot Viper Series Ram 1600Mhz

Western Digital Velociraptor

Sparkle X265 Video Card

Cooler Master Storm Sniper Case

Windows 7

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Performance

In order to test the performance of the Toughpower XT I installed it into our i7 test rig and ran our normal power supply test. Our test consists of putting the power supply under load while running 3dmark Vantage and watching the 3.3v, 5v, and 12v rails. Here are the results.

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As you can see from the results above, the Toughpower XT has one rail similar to the CM power supply I tested last week. That means that you don't have to worry about spreading the load across 4 different rails. During our testing, the ToughPower XT performed well. Even tossing the i7 and 260 at it, it hardly flinched. The 140mm fan was quiet and had no trouble cooling things down when put under a load.  Another feature included is what they call FanDelayCool. FanDelayCool is a switch on the back of the PSU that allows you to set how long the fan should stay on after powering down your system. Like a turbo timer for your power supply, it should help extend the life of your power supply if you shut your system down often.

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Overall

80Plus Bronze certification, a quiet 140mm fan, FanDelayCool, and good performance. Thermaltake put together a good overall package with the Toughpower XT. The only way I would like to see them improve on this design is to consider the thin and flexible cable design seen on some other power supply's. At $129 on newegg right now it falls into the middle of the pack price wise, but with its feature set it's still a good deal.

 

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You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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