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|Review: ThermalTake Toughpower XT Platinum 1275W PSU|
|Posted by Ed Smith|
|Wednesday, 18 January 2012 22:00|
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We have a particularly tasty power supply to check out today folks! Lately the rage has been 1200-1300 watt 80+ Gold rated power supplies, now Thermaltake has decided that while those are nice they're going to go one better and release a 1275w 80+ Platinum power supply! Getting the 80+ Platinum rating at any wattage is impressive, doing it at 1275w is downright staggering if you ask me!
Then again, Thermaltake does have a history of innovation, so this isn't that surprising when you get down to it. Thermaltake have the following to say about themselves on Thermaltake.com:
Power Supply Testing Methodology
Unlike most computer parts, power supplies require rather specialized equipment to test correctly. Sure, you can plug it into a computer system and see if it can run a 980x and a couple GTX580s, but that doesn’t tell you how much power the PSU is putting out, nor what that output looks like. Worse, if the unit is defective or simply underbuilt/overrated the unit can fail catastrophically and take your computer along with it!
Purpose built loads and the testing units to run them cost thousands of dollars. They’re easy to use and very accurate and definitely the ideal way to test power supplies, but also entirely too expensive for me to afford. Instead I have built my own! It’s entirely mechanical and not automated in the slightest, but it can put a serious load on a PSU and will survive the PSU fails in the process.
For more on this, read on!
Now lets not waste any more time and check out the features and specification sheets of the Thermaltake ToughPower XT Platinum 1275W PSU!