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Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1475W

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Posted April 29, 2013 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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Price at time of Review: $329
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

80Plus Gold; Plenty of power for premium rigs; SPT Indicator; Lots of cables; Great performance
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Short hard-wired cables; Stickers a bit brash; Expensive
 
BOTTOM LINE:
Strong performance and features that comes with an expensive price tag for premium needs.
by Jake
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Summary

Thermaltake has done a fine job with the Toughpower XT Gold 1475W, offering consumers a very complete package here. The features here are excellent, and the S.P.T lighting indicators can be helpful in certain circumstances, particularly for end users that may not be very knowledgeable about computer systems and want to monitor their rig. We suspect the novelty of it may wear off quickly though.

In terms of aesthetics, it’s also an attractive power supply, though a bit over the top in terms of labels, which clash a bit with the stealthy black syling otherwise. Functionally, the unit has a scratch and fingerprint-resistant coating in a textured matte black finish. This gives a simple style that will fit into just about any system build. However, as we know, looks are only a small part of the equation with power supplies, as features and performance are where things are decided.

From a features standpoint, the unit is 80PLUS Gold certified, which is at the higher end of power efficiency these days, though we are seeing a few more Platinum-level products in the premium marketplace. The hardwired cables lengths are on the short side, and would benefit from some additional length, particularly for those installing inside a full tower case setup.

In terms of performance, the Toughpower XT Gold 1475W finished rather well, with nominal movement on the rails in our voltage regulation testing. The ripple results were also good; not quite the best we’ve seen, but well within specification. The 80PLUS Gold efficiency is a boon to those looking for “green” solutions, though it could be argued that if you need a 1475W power supply then you’re not exactly energy-frugal to begin with.

Priced around $329, this unit is the expensive side against similar competitors, though you do get a very solid power supply here, with little worry about quality or performance. If you want a top tier power supply that can provide enough juice to run a behemoth computer system, then the Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1475W is a great option.

Thermaltake Toughpower XT Gold 1475W

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