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Thermaltake SMART 750-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review (Page 4)

By Zac O'Vadka from Jul 23, 2013 @ 23:01 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Cabling Arrangement

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Thermaltake doesn't stray too far from the norm with the cable selection and connector availability for the SMART 750W, which is a good thing, since this is an entry-level power supply. It features two cables with two PCI-E connectors each for a pair of video cards. Peripherals are handled via four cables that provide eight SATA, five Molex and one FDD connector.

Perhaps the nicest thing to see is that there is only one 8-pin connector for the motherboard instead of the two we usually find. Most people who have a motherboard that requires the additional power will likely be using a power supply of higher caliber, which means it would most likely be an unused cable that just clutters the case up even more.

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

A Look Inside

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The Thermaltake SMART 750W is lacking quite a bit when it comes to the passive cooling inside the unit. That is quite okay though as many of these newer units use quite a few less components and require less cooling. Less passive cooling also allows air to flow more freely throughout the entire power supply, which also aids in cooling the unit.

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Just as promised, a single Nippon Chemi-Con bulk capacitor sits on the primary side of the power supply.

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Here we see the secondary side of the power supply littered with Chinese manufactured CapXon capacitors. As was hinted by the back of the box, we only found Japanese caps on the primary side of the unit and none on the secondary.

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Thermaltake's TT-1425 140mm fan provides the active cooling for the SMART 750W power supply. The sticker tells us that this is simply a Yate Loon rebrand.

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