The Thermaltake Toughpower XT 850W sits right at the bottom end of over the top systems requirements; powerful enough to handle multiple graphics cards and a large number of HDD without heading up into the 1kW range.  At a shade over $200 it does seem a little pricey compared to other PSUs in that wattage range.  [H]ard|OCP decided to see just why this PSU costs twice as much as the competition by hooking it up to their PSU torturing device and seeing what happened.  You can see the results here.

“Another entry into the 850 watt enthusiast desktop computer power supply market place, this time from a front runner the PSU business. If this unit is even up the heritage that we saw from the 1200 watt Toughpower a couple of years ago, it will still be a good unit. But is it a great PSU?”

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