We would like to thank Thermaltake for supplying the review sample.
In the past we have tested one of the SMART units (SP-730P
) and we weren't that impressed by its performance and quality overall. This time we have in our hands a PSU that belongs to the fresh SMART series which includes only modular units that are based on a different and more advanced platform than the non-modular SMART PSUs.
All SMART units target budget oriented users that simply want a PSU that will get the job done without carrying any unnecessary or inflated features that are of no benefit to a mainstream user. By keeping the list of available features short, cost can be reduced and this is what matters the most to many consumers out there, especially in these tough economic times.
Today we are going to fully evaluate the smallest member of the cable management SMART series which consists of four members with capacities ranging from 750W to 1200W. The SP-750M is able to deliver 750W continuously at 40°C, has a single +12V rail, is 80 PLUS Bronze certified and according to Thermaltake its APFC capacitor (or hold up cap) is Japanese, to offer increased reliability. Moreover solid state caps are also used and the minor rails are rectified by two DC-DC converters. Up so far all aforementioned characteristics clearly distinguish the new modular SMART PSUs from the non-modular ones which are based on a different and older platform. As you can see this new modular unit carries some rather interesting features which make it comparable with the Corsair TX750M 750W
unit we have reviewed in the past. If Thermaltake manages to keep its price low and of course if the test results of today's review are good then the SP-750M will definitely enrich the offerings in this market segment.