Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W PSU Review
Thermaltake over the years has built some extremely good computer power supply units and along with that, it has also charged a premium for those which sometimes put it at a severe disadvantage in the value department. That changes today, in a very good way. It has flashy spinny LEDs, which you can turn off easily. And a 10 year warranty.
Today, Thermaltake Technology Company is back for another trip through our power supply testing program with a more value oriented product than we last saw from them. As a company, Thermaltake has a rather short history being founded in just 1999, but in that short time they have grown rapidly. While Thermaltake's primary focus has been on thermal solutions, it has for some time now maintained a group of product lines dedicated to power supplies. The early power supplies in these lines were often of lower quality but over the years they have taken their power supply business in a new, and quite frankly better, direction as they paired with higher quality OEM's like CWT and Enhance. Today, we are looking at another product that is part of the Toughpower Grand Series of power supplies from Thermaltake; the Toughpower Grand RGB 750W (TPG-0750F-R but also variously listed as PS-TPG-0750AH3FSG-R, TPG-0750F-R, etc depending if you look for the model or part number.). This unit is produced in conjunction with Sirfa.
Sirfa Electronics Co., Ltd. is a name that is not that familiar to most users but Sirfa has been around since 1996 when Sirtec established Sirfa as a factory in the Sirtec group on mainland China. In June 2008, Sirtec sold off its interest in Sirfa making the company independent of the Sirtec brand but still in business with High Power. As such, while we have not seen any Sirfa produced power supplies under the Sirfa brand, some of the Sirtec units of the past were produced at the Sirfa facility. Additionally, we have seen Sirfa providing OEM services for Thermaltake, Enermax, PC Power & Cooling, Tuniq, Lepa, SilverStone, and others with very mixed results; sometimes good, sometimes bad.
750 Grand, Thankfully That Is Not The Price Tag!
Over the years, Thermaltake has been one of the most prolific brands that we have reviewed. Today, they are back with the Toughpower Grand RGB 750W which is the 4th Toughpower Grand unit we have seen. Interestingly, it is the only Toughpower Grand unit we have seen that is not a 1200W unit. So, with a much more modest 750W output, we are looking at a product that is going to be in the line of sight of far more users. Now, previously, the Toughpower Grand units we have seen have been passing units. However, they have not always seemed to be truly "Grand". That makes today's Grand RGB 750W a product that we will be keenly interested in seeing if it can break out in a big way and be truly "Grand" per its name. Before moving on to see what this unit can do though, let's see what Thermaltake has to say about this unit:
Thermaltake, as the pioneer who incorporates RGB lights into PSU, has launched the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Gold Series, coming with a pre-installed, patented 256 Colors Riing 14 RGB fan with 5 lighting modes to choose from and built-in memory.
Featuring capacities ranging from 650W to 850W and 80 PLUS Gold certification, Toughpower Grand RGB Series adopts the highest quality components and fully modular design that always accommodate any mainstream build under any circumstances.
Let's now take a look at what we get when we purchase the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W power supply in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.