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Thermaltake Toughpower 850W Modular ESA Compliant Power Supply Review - ThinkComputers.org

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Product: Thermaltake Toughpower 850W Modular ESA Compliant Power Supply
Date: October 6, 2008
Author: Frank Stroupe
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Thermaltake
Pages: 1 2 3 4
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

A Closer Look

The Toughpower Cable Management 850 has a bronze-colored powdercoat. You won't see much of the color when the PSU is installed though, there is a metal plate covering the viewed side of the PSU. The PSU is modular, but the 24-pin cable, along with a pair of 8-pin PCI-E cables, are permanently attached.



The modular connectors support a pair of SATA power cables, a pair of 4-pin Molex cables, a pair of PCI-E cables, and the 8-pin ATX12v cable.

The rear of the PSU has nice open honeycomb venting. There is an LED that glows when the PSU is plugged in and the switch is on.


Looking inside, we see nice-sized heatsinks made of shiny aluminum alloy. With the 140mm fan blowing wind past them, the PSU should run fairly cool.


The power supply has four +12v rails, two at 18A and two at 30A. Plenty of power here for most applications. Thermaltake 850 Watt PSUs are certified by nVidia for up to a pair of GTX 260s in SLI.


All cables are sleeved with heavy black nylon mesh, and finished with heavy heatshrink. Included with the PSU are:

1 x 8-pin PCI-E cable
2 x 6-pin PCI-E cables
2 x SATA power cables each with 4 connectors
2 x 4-pin Molex cables each with 4 connectors and a floppy connector
Cordura pouch for unused cables
16ga power cable
2 x 8-pin/6-pin PCI-E adapters
1 x shielded USB cable for ESA
anti-vibration gasket placed between the case and PSU


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