In The Box
After getting through the packaging, we are left with the power supply, a box with your power cord and mounting screws, a bag containing the modular cabling for the unit, and a plastic grommet to keep noise levels at an absolute minimum. With a massive 140mm fan mounted within this beast, that extra protection against vibration is a very nice addition.
Keeping in line with other high-end power supplies on the market, the Thermaltake has made use of a multiple 12v rail design. In this case, there are four 12v rails that share the load of your system power needs. Two of these 12v rails are rated at 20A load and the other two are rated at a stronger 36A. The 5v rail is rated at 30A, as is the 3.3v rail. This will give you the ability to be power either a newer system that needs the strong 12v rail or an older powerhouse that requires a stronger 5v rail.
A quick look at the rear portion of the unit shows nothing more than a power inlet and a toggle switch. The remaining space is taken up with a metal mesh that allows for plenty of airflow to circulate and keep things nice and cool. The lack of a voltage switch also lets us know that this model will automatically adjust itself to either a 120v or 240v power grid.
Moving to the opposite end shows us the modular connector blocks and something else that immediately caught my eye; a label that tells us exactly which modular cable uses which 12v power rail. Why others have not taken this approach is beyond me, but this can make it much easier to balance the power draw on the PSU itself.
Cabling provided with this 1200-watt monster includes a 20+4 pin primary power coupler, both an 8-pin and a 4+4 pin auxiliary power couplers, six PCI-E connectors, three PCI-E8 connectors, eight SATA connectors, eight Molex connectors and two FDD connectors on different modular cable assemblies. This is important with regard to the FDD connectors since it will allow you to use both a floppy drive and also power a motherboard that requires this additional power lead.
Overall, there is a huge amount of flexibility with the Toughpower 1200. Add to this a modular design and it gets even better since you only attach the cabling you need for your system. This makes cable management much easier to deal with.
Oh, and they also use those Molex connectors with the release clips too. Things just keep looking better all the time.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Huawei launches new nova 2 with dual rear camera
- Nintendo shares skyrocket to 8-year high
- Alienware Aurora reach reasonable price for Memorial Day
- GTA Online earns big for Take-Two
- Red Dead Redemption 2 built from scratch for consoles
- Gigabyte z170 UD5: Question about Voltage Spikes/Offset
- ASRock AliveXFire-esata2 compatibility with Phenom II X4 980
- m4a88td-m/usb3 & Windows 10
- OWC ThunderBay 4 Mini Thunderbolt 2 Review
- Prey benchmarked: Radeon RX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060
- Qualcomm fuels IoT growth by currently delivering more than 1 million chips a day into a wide range of connected applications
- Team Group announces theme for COMPUTEX 2017 showcase: go beyond the limit and reach for the top
- SAPPHIRE announces PULSE Radeon RX 560 graphics card
- ELITEGROUP computer to stand out at Computex for its smart campus deployment, robotic technology, education laptops, tablets, mini PC, and motherboards
- ADATA Shares a Symphony of Technology at Computex 2017