Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W Review - Updatedpaulktreg - January 18, 2009
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High shipping costs due to weight and the use of foam and bubble wrap don't earn the Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W any points in this section. Verified 80 Plus compliance does, however, pull these points back, so let's call it a draw in this section.
Price Per the Watt:
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W at $329.99 = $0.33/Watt (December 2008)
The Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W (Model W0132RU) packaging carries the Crossfire Certified Logo, but a look on the AMD/ATI website shows this power supply has been certified for crossfired X1900/X1950 graphic cards. I appreciate this power supply has been knocking about for some time now, but if Thermaltake are going to continue with this power supply, isn't it time to update the certification? I have no doubt this power supply is quite capable of running any graphic card currently available in SLI or crossfire with room to spare.
The Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W performed very well and I would not hesitate in recommending it for any high end dual graphic card system that it is possible to build at the moment.
I have no hesitation in awarding the Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W a gold award. It deserves it, but I do ask myself whether I am giving out too many awards at this level. It is getting increasingly difficult to separate branded power supplies on performance alone. But at the end of the day all you, the reader, wants to know, is whether the power supply can provide good quality, stable power to your rig and this one will!
- Excellent DC voltage load regulation
- Verified 80 Plus certification
- MTBF>120,000 hours
- Comprehensive User Manual
- 5 Year warranty
- Noisy fan at full load
- Longer than your average ATX power supply