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Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:21 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Cabling Arrangement




Aside from the 24-pin Main, ATX/EPS, and PCI-E cables being a tad short, there is a nice selection of cables and connectors for the Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W power supply.


Eight PCI-E connectors spread across six cables make it easy to power up to four video cards. Peripheral connections are supplied in the form of 16 SATA and six Molex. Also included is a Molex to FDD connector in case you need one. If anything could be changed here, it would be to natively wire one of the PCI-E cables instead of having both the ATX 4+4 and EPS12V connectors natively wired.




Thermaltake does a good job of naturally balancing the two 12V rails. 12V1 is reserved for all of the natively wired connectors and peripheral devices while 12V2 is dedicated entirely to powering video cards.



A Look Inside




Thermaltake didn't waste any space in the 8" long unit. What surprised us the most was the minimal amount of passive cooling on the unit. Considering the power supply operates fanless until about 40% load, we expected more.




A pair of Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors reside on the primary side of the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W power supply.




More Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors are soldered in on the secondary side as well.




Thermaltake uses their TT-1425B 140mm fan to provide the active cooling for the unit. As you can see from the label, it is a rebranded Yate Loon.

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