There are several important aspects to building or even upgrading a computer. While things like motherboard and video card are important for performance you really can’t skimp on power supply. Seriously you cannot. Well, you can but, it is not something I would recommend as it might be one of the only components that can live through hardware upgrades and is also responsible for all of the power delivery to your entire system. Simply put, going cheap on a PSU so you can spend $900 USD on a video card doesn’t make much sense.
In this review I’ll be showing you the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W PSU. Now, you might be saying to yourself. RGB? Isn’t that just for breakfast cereals and crunchy people who cannot operate a Dremel? Well, yes, yes it is however, in the context of building a kick ass PC using the latest in LED lighting technology why not extend that to your power supply.
You know, to show your dedication.
High Quality Durable Chassis
Side Ventilation Design
Concentrated Compression Fan Blade
Patented Riing 14 RGB Fan with Hydraulic Bearing
Anit-Vibration Mounting System
DC to DC Design
Modular Cable Management
Japanese Main Capacitor
Single Button RGB Color Control
Type ATX 12V v2.4 and EPS v2.92
Max. Output Capacity 850W
Peak Output Capacity 1020W
Dimension ( W / H / D ) 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 160mm(D)
PFC (Power Factor Correction) Active PFC
Power Good Signal 100-500 msec
Input current 12A
Input Frequency Range 50Hz - 60Hz
Input Voltage 100V – 240V~
Operating Temperature 0°C to + 50°C
Operating Humidity 20% to 90%,non-condensing
Storage Temperature -40°C to + 70°C
Storage Humidity 20% to 95%, non-condensing
Cooling System 14cm hydraulic bearing fan
Efficiency Meet 80 PLUS Gold at 115Vac input.
MTBF 120,000 hrs minimum
Safety Approval CE/cTUVus/TÜV SÜD/FCC/CCC/BSMI/EAC
Pin Connector PCI-E 6+2pin X 6