Installation & Testing
Installing the Smart 750W is very easy. It has a small compact size, so it should be easy enough to fit in pretty much any case. We had no issues getting it installed in our Cooler Master Cosmos II case. With such a large case it was easy to hide extra cables too since the unit is not modular.
We will be testing the Smart 750W in our Intel X79 system, which is comprised of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i7-3820
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
Memory: 16GB Kingston 10th Anniversary
Power: Thermaltake Smart 750W
Storage: 750 GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Noctua NH-L12
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II with 5 fans
We will be using OCCT to test this power supply. Initial spot check on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails were 3.31V, 5.08V and 12.19V respectively. We will be running OCCT’s power supply test for 1 hour to stress test the power supply. Below are the results.
All of the rails did show “ripple”, but the 5V rail was the most solid. Even so all rails stayed within the 5% voltage regulation that we like to see, actually all rails were under 2%, which is really good. For those interested the voltage regulation on the 3.3V, 5V and 12V rails were 1.51%, 1.77% and 0.82% respectively.