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Thermaltake Toughpower 1000watt Modular PSU

ccokeman    -   May 17, 2007


Closer Look:

Now we can take a look at the focus of this review, the Thermaltake Toughpower 1000 power supply. Thermaltake calls the covering on this power supply a "High Tech Black coating." The color appears to be close to one I know as argent silver. What do we see but a huge 140mm fan to feed air over the components hidden away inside. The specifications are listed on top so when you are showing off your windowed case mod, that pesky decal does not show. Instead you get the Thermaltake logo and name of the power supply to show off the power in your possession.



The outlet at the rear of the power supply offers an almost unobstructed exit pathway for the exit volume from the 140mm cooling fan. The front of the power supply is all business. This is where we find all of the modular connections. With the four independent 12volt rails, you can see how the balancing of the load can be accomplished. The red sockets are for the video connectors and the black the peripherals. Joe six pack proof it looks like.


Taking a look inside of your power supply is not something you will want to do unless you don't mind voiding your warranty. To keep you from losing that protection should something go wrong, we will take this one apart to show you what is inside this monster. Now I can see where the weight come from. Eight large heatsinks and the 140mm fan to keep the components cool .


Looking to the front of the power supply we can see the circuit board that delivers the current to the modular connectors.


One thing I noticed was the fact that the braided covering heatshrink had stopped before entering the power supply as well as the fact that there was not a grommet of some sort to protect the wiring where it exits the case assembly.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Accessories, Cables)
  3. Closer Look (The Power supply)
  4. Installation
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing (Setup , Idle volts)
  7. Testing (Load volts and Airflow)
  8. Conclusion
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