Thermaltake EVO Blue 2.0 850-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review
Thermaltake takes brings a bit of flair to market with the updated EVO Blue 2.0 850W power supply. We all know that bling means nothing without performance when it comes to computing, so let's find out if this one has both.
Thermaltake is a name synonymous with gaming and enthusiasts and with good reason. The company arguably makes some of the best components and accessories on the market that cater to a very wide audience. As far as their power supplies are concerned, we've always looked at their higher-end offerings here at TweakTown such as the Toughpower Grand and Toughpower XT units. These units are spectacular if you're looking for the absolute best that Thermaltake has to offer, but what if you just don't have that kind of money to spend?
That's where the EVO Blue 2.0 series comes into play. The EVO Blue 2.0 is available in both black and military green colors as well as 650W, 750W and 850W models. It features a multi-color 140mm crystal LED fan which is sure to entice a few who like to show off their rigs. It also features their FanDelayCool technology that keeps the fan running for 15-30 seconds after the system is shut down to help remove residual heat from within the power supply.
There are a few more things to cover that make the EVO Blue 2.0 a little bit more unique, so let's get to what the 850W model has to offer and stop wasting time.
Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Thermaltake EVO Blue 2.0 850W power supply features a single 12V rail capable of delivering 70A of power or 840W. Both the 3.3V and 5V rails are rated for 20A each with a combined maximum output of 100W. The 5VSB rail is rated for 3A or 15W. Maximum combined output for the power supply is 850W.
No protections are skimped on as the unit features SCP, OVP, OCP, OPP and OTP. The power supply is 80 PLUS Gold certified. It features both native and modular cables, all of which are of the flat ribbon type including the motherboard connector. Thermaltake also rates the EVO Blue 2.0 850W for 100% continuous output at 50C.
Thermaltake says the MSRP for the EVO Blue 2.0 850W power supply is $179.99. Newegg comes in at the cheapest price online, but also tacks on $5.99 for shipping bringing the total to $185.98 at the time of writing. This puts it very middle of the road for an 850W unit so let's hope that there is a bit more on the inside that helps separate the EVO Blue 2.0 from the competition a bit to make it worth the investment. Thermaltake backs the EVO Blue 2.0 series with a five year warranty.
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