A Closer Look

 

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The Thermaltake Toughpower enclosure is painted a silvery-gray-tan color and uses a single 140mm fan on the bottom side for cooling.  The fan speed is dynamically adjusted based on power supply load and temperature.  As you can see in the following picture, the fan guard is formed from the sheet metal housing – functional, but a nice wire guard would look a little nicer.

 

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The large seven bladed fan is manufactured by Yate Loon Electronics (D14BH-12) and is capable of moving a large amount of air to keep all the internal bits cool.  (Note: this is the same fan used in the Toughpower 850W PSU, which is a high-speed version of the D14BM-12 used in the Toughpower 750W PSU.) 

 

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The open honeycomb grill on the back of the PSU presents minimal restriction to the flow of exhaust air.

 

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There are 10 keyed sockets on the front of the power supply where the various modular cables plug into.  The six red sockets are for the PCI-E cables/connectors.

 

The Thermaltake power supply comes with a full complement of cables and connectors, which is good when you have 1,200W to deliver.  The wiring harnesses measure approximately 20” long to the first connector and all of the cables are covered with black mesh sleeving. The main 24-pin power cable and the two 8-pin EPS12V cables are hard-wired, while all the remaining cables are modular.

 

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  • Main power connector (20-pin/24-pin)
  • (2) EPS12V (8-pin) (one splits to make two 4-pin +12V ATX)
  • (3) PCI-E 12V (6-pin)
  • (3) PCI-E 12V (8-pin)
  • (8) Peripheral Optical/HDD (4-pin)
  • (2) Peripheral FDD (4-pin)
  • (8) Peripheral Serial ATA (15-pin)
  • (3) 8-pin to 6-pin PCI-E adapter cables

 

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The three short adapter cables allow converting one or more of the 8-pin PCI-E cables to a 6-pin configuration, so you could have up to six PCI-E 6-pin cable/connectors!.

 

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