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Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W 80 PLUS Platinum PSU Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 21, 2015 3:06 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Package

 

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Thermaltake's white packaging always adds a feeling of prestige to the unit in question and this is no different. The front of the packaging presents us with a glimpse of the unit and some key features of the unit.

 

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Flipping things around to the back gives us quite a bit more information. The left half of the back highlights build quality, aesthetic design, and the types of cables which Thermaltake uses.

 

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The other half displays the I/O specifications, along with the connector types and quantity.

 

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Both sides are lacking any more information, but do give us the same picture of the power supply that is present on the front.

 

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The bottom of the box covers the same highlights that we've seen elsewhere on the box, but does it in many different languages.

 

 

Inside the Box

 

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Everything is well packed and organized inside the box.

 

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There is nearly a full inch of padding on all sides of the unit to protect it during shipping. The unit itself is also wrapped to ensure that the finish isn't marred the least before you take it out of the box.

 

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The Toughpower Grand 1050W Platinum power supply is finished in a semi-gloss black with the I/O specification label on top.

 

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Both sides feature the same design with the opposite being inverted so that the text can be read no matter where this power supply is installed in a case.

 

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The front of the unit is very well labelled for all of the modular connectors.

 

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Turning things around to the back, we are presented with the standard on/off rocker switch and AC input. The exhaust grill is something different, which is always welcomed. Whether or not if affects airflow isn't something we can measure accurately, but it appears to be open enough to allow hot air to escape the unit in an effective way.

 

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Thermaltake cools the Toughpower Grand 1050W Platinum with a 135mm fan. The fan grill follows the long-slotted design of the back of the unit and again adds something different to the unit. Aesthetics have always been a strong point of the Toughpower Grand series and this is no exception.

 

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All cables are of the flat ribbon type.

 

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The 24-pin main cable seems a bit out of place though. It is of the flat ribbon type, but because of the lack of cable wraps or sheathing, it is easy for this cable to become unruly. Just one or two more cable ties around this would have made all the difference.

 

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Also included with the unit is the user's manual, warranty card, AC input cable, and mounting screws.

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