Monday, June 7th 2010

Thermaltake Launches Toughpower Grand 80 PLUS Gold Certified PSUs

Thermaltake Technology, leading DIY computer components and power supply brand, today announced the latest addition to the popular “Toughpower” line of high-end PC power supply units, the Toughpower Grand Series. Its grandiose looks with a classy black finish make a clear statement through sheer appearance: this is quality pure. The proprietary 14cm dual-ball-bearing flower-shaped fan provides optimized ventilation for the inside components of the Tougherpower Grand unit. Being 80 PLUS Gold certified users don’t just get a guaranteed eco-friendly PSU with more than 90% efficiency at 50% load and a 0.95 active power factor correction (PFC), but the electricity bill will noticeably drop as well. By virtue of their high-efficiency, the Toughpower Grand 650W (750W peak) and 750W (850W peak) models are ideally suited for high-end gaming and enthusiast PCs powering multi-core processors in combination with multi-GPU setups.
For demanding mission-critical environments and applications, industrial-grade components are indispensible and are being tested 24/7 at 50°C to ensure utmost stability and long-term reliability. The Japanese made and solid state capacitors withstand up to at least 105°C of heat serving as robust foundation for the Toughpower Grand Series. Additional DC-to-DC converter modules for +3.3V and +5V rails ensure low A/C ripple and great system stability. The convenient Cable Management allows you to only connect those components’ power cords that you actually need, this helps to decrease cable mess and increase air circulation within the case.

The Toughpower Grand exclusive 12Vin1 provides for a powerful single 12V rail for best compatibility. The unique FanDelayCool feature enables the flower shape 14cm fan to keep running 15-30 seconds after system shutdown to prolong the lifetime of PSU components.



Two sets of anti-vibration gaskets add to the Toughpower Grand’s overall silence-promisions, while a convenient cable bag keeps the currently unneeded cables in order. With sufficient mounting screws and cable straps you ready to set up your high-end rig with a mighty power supply that stands for best power efficiency and exceptional reliability.

Toughpower Grand 750W (TPG-750M), MSRP US$ 189.90
Toughpower Grand 650W (TPG-650M), MSRP US$ 169.90
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32 Comments on Thermaltake Launches Toughpower Grand 80 PLUS Gold Certified PSUs

#1
slyfox2151
Wile E said:
It won't produce more heat, but just like in a car, that heat can soak back into the components without the fan moving the air to let it escape. Turbo timier were invented to combat this exact situation in cars. It's a very common, well known happening. The fan staying on is a good thing.
the turbo timer is only for cars with a turbo, the reson it was invented and came to be is not becouse the turbo is hot or the engine, they can take the tempureture just fine. however its actuly the OIL or Lubrication around the Turbo that cannot take the heat from a turbo. when the oil stops moving becouse the car is off it gets hotter sitting next to the turbo as it cools.


now in a psu there is no oil, instead it use's air. there is no problem of the air being too hot. so a device like this in a psu is not needed.

Note
an engine is not the same as a psu.
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#2
Wile E
Power User
slyfox2151 said:
the turbo timer is only for cars with a turbo, the reson it was invented and came to be is not becouse the turbo is hot or the engine, they can take the tempureture just fine. however its actuly the OIL or Lubrication around the Turbo that cannot take the heat from a turbo. when the oil stops moving becouse the car is off it gets hotter sitting next to the turbo as it cools.


now in a psu there is no oil, instead it use's air. there is no problem of the air being too hot. so a device like this in a psu is not needed.

Note
an engine is not the same as a psu.
No, but I was simplifying the issue. The heat remains in the turbo, coking the oil. The car must continue to run, to ensure the heat dissipates.

Make a couple back to back passes at the strip, then shut your car off right away. The water temp will actually climb for a bit before settling back down.

Same principle applies here, although not as prominent. Either way, having the fan continue to run is not really a bad thing.

btarunr said:
People use extensions these days, like the NZXT cable. The joint is neatly tucked away behind the motherboard tray.



I don't see how. Both ends have 24-pin connectors, which is big enough to void any advantage of being modular for sleeving.
I said without using extensions. And that doesn't account for someone that may want to use a shorter cable.

Better explanation: Only good for custom cabling.
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#3
kaosII
If you dont get how that works, think of it this way: your bladder is full of hot, steaming urine. you take a piss. suddenly, the toilet waters temperature rose. OH NO. but you (the source of the heat) just dumped a ton of heat out of you... so you're cooler. its just the area around you that got warmed up.


And the Shakespearean analogy...:laugh: ..... :toast:
You made my day.

Peace....
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#4
Static~Charge
slyfox2151 said:
no it dosnt, how would it get hotter? yes you have shutdown the cooling. but there is also not more heat being made. it cant get hotter if its not creating heat !. your not burning fuel so thre is no more heat source, it cant get hotter.

your right it wont get cooler but it cant get hotter.
Perhaps you missed the part about "no more air is flowing around it to dissipate the heat." Let's take it from the top. The cooling system absorbs heat from the engine and transports the heat to the radiator. Air flowing through the radiator dissipates that heat. Then you stop the car and turn off the ignition. No more coolant is circulating through the engine, and no more air is flowing through the radiator. It's true that no more heat is being generated. However, the heat that is already inside the engine will not get removed, and the engine will get hotter for a while before it starts cooling down.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
all the golden goodies are coming out. YAY!
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#6
A9tm
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Sorry, but this design is ridiculous, IMHO.
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#7
tnn500af
As far as features and visual appearance is concerned it's great looking unit and it would have been just perfect companion for their own Level 10 case but unfortunately:
it's only at max 750W it's got
ugly looking cables (yellow with red) it's an eyesore when looking at an open case.
It's time for most producers to pay an attention to these finishing details.
The good example of how cables should have been made is CORSAIR with HX and their latest offering AX series.

Looking forward to seeing in the near future a 1KW unit with nice black ribbon type cables - then I will buy one.
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