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Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 850W - Good power supply?

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October 9, 2013 7:16:48 PM

My rig:
2600K@4.8GHz
ASUS 7970 DC2 - 1230MHz Core,1244Mv core voltage, 6010MHz memory
AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 OCed an extra 1.8MHz :p 
WD Caviar Blue 500GB
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
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Ok guys so I had a OCZ ModXStream 600W PSU for a couple years then after going from
a GTX 570 to 670 then to a heavily custom OCed 7970, It only took 5 days for my PSU to blow.
I am buying this big heavy PSU to sty safe of another failure, but I need you guy's insight
on this new series from thermaltake. TY
October 9, 2013 7:26:09 PM

I think the series is good enough, but maybe go up one step as far as wattage. (900+ watts) That CPU is gonna draw some power
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October 9, 2013 7:30:56 PM

850watts is already an overkill, That system would run fine on any modern quality 650watt unit.
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October 10, 2013 2:51:49 AM

rolli59 said:
It is OK here is a review of its 750 watt sibling http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermaltake-Toug...


Thank you! I can't wait for it to arrive! I bought my 7970 for ony $250USD and this power supply for only $70USD. My 7970 is golden, and I hope this power supply will allow for higher OCs unlike my old one which starved my system to where I get a different BSoD every boot.
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November 3, 2013 12:06:31 PM

I think it is a great PSU, I have the 750 watt version and I love it, so much cooler and quiter then the old Corsair unit I had. Wished I would have gone with this one first.
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November 3, 2013 1:26:28 PM

Furry_VintageGamer said:
I think it is a great PSU, I have the 750 watt version and I love it, so much cooler and quiter then the old Corsair unit I had. Wished I would have gone with this one first.

I got the PSU like on October 18th or something. It is the best PSU I've ever had. It is louder than my old one though, by like 5-8dec. Can you mount it upside down?
And I payed $68USD for mine brand new.
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November 3, 2013 1:36:19 PM

meowmix44 said:
Furry_VintageGamer said:
I think it is a great PSU, I have the 750 watt version and I love it, so much cooler and quiter then the old Corsair unit I had. Wished I would have gone with this one first.

I got the PSU like on October 18th or something. It is the best PSU I've ever had. It is louder than my old one though, by like 5-8dec. Can you mount it upside down?
And I payed $68USD for mine brand new.


Mine is mounted with the fan pulling in air thru the bottom of my Thermaltake case. I am a big thermaltake fan though now, don't think I would go with Corsair again or advise anyone too. Did notice that unlike my old psu the fan does not run all the time, it does little quarter spins back and forth until I am guessing the heat is high enough for the thermal sensor then the fan spins continually until it is cool enough then does the spinning back and forth for a bit until the temp rises again.

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November 3, 2013 1:39:23 PM

Furry_VintageGamer said:
meowmix44 said:
Furry_VintageGamer said:
I think it is a great PSU, I have the 750 watt version and I love it, so much cooler and quiter then the old Corsair unit I had. Wished I would have gone with this one first.

I got the PSU like on October 18th or something. It is the best PSU I've ever had. It is louder than my old one though, by like 5-8dec. Can you mount it upside down?
And I payed $68USD for mine brand new.


Mine is mounted with the fan pulling in air thru the bottom of my Thermaltake case. I am a big thermaltake fan though now, don't think I would go with Corsair again or advise anyone too. Did notice that unlike my old psu the fan does not run all the time, it does little quarter spins back and forth until I am guessing the heat is high enough for the thermal sensor then the fan spins continually until it is cool enough then does the spinning back and forth for a bit until the temp rises again.


Oh... Ok, I will mount mine to the bottom too. I used to have my old PSU setup that way. I have the ventilation and options. Thankyou :)  TT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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November 3, 2013 1:41:42 PM

meowmix44 said:
Furry_VintageGamer said:
meowmix44 said:
Furry_VintageGamer said:
I think it is a great PSU, I have the 750 watt version and I love it, so much cooler and quiter then the old Corsair unit I had. Wished I would have gone with this one first.

I got the PSU like on October 18th or something. It is the best PSU I've ever had. It is louder than my old one though, by like 5-8dec. Can you mount it upside down?
And I payed $68USD for mine brand new.


Mine is mounted with the fan pulling in air thru the bottom of my Thermaltake case. I am a big thermaltake fan though now, don't think I would go with Corsair again or advise anyone too. Did notice that unlike my old psu the fan does not run all the time, it does little quarter spins back and forth until I am guessing the heat is high enough for the thermal sensor then the fan spins continually until it is cool enough then does the spinning back and forth for a bit until the temp rises again.


Oh... Ok, I will mount mine to the bottom too. I used to have my old PSU setup that way. I have the ventilation and options. Thankyou :)  TT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


your welcome, the fan starting then stopping and repeating is normal though right? not used to gold rated PSU's
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December 19, 2013 4:15:22 AM

Furry_VintageGamer said:
meowmix44 said:
Furry_VintageGamer said:
meowmix44 said:
Furry_VintageGamer said:
I think it is a great PSU, I have the 750 watt version and I love it, so much cooler and quiter then the old Corsair unit I had. Wished I would have gone with this one first.

I got the PSU like on October 18th or something. It is the best PSU I've ever had. It is louder than my old one though, by like 5-8dec. Can you mount it upside down?
And I payed $68USD for mine brand new.


Mine is mounted with the fan pulling in air thru the bottom of my Thermaltake case. I am a big thermaltake fan though now, don't think I would go with Corsair again or advise anyone too. Did notice that unlike my old psu the fan does not run all the time, it does little quarter spins back and forth until I am guessing the heat is high enough for the thermal sensor then the fan spins continually until it is cool enough then does the spinning back and forth for a bit until the temp rises again.


Oh... Ok, I will mount mine to the bottom too. I used to have my old PSU setup that way. I have the ventilation and options. Thankyou :)  TT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


your welcome, the fan starting then stopping and repeating is normal though right? not used to gold rated PSU's


Mine is on all the time! But I love this PSU!!!
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