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Thermaltake Makes A 'Green' 1250-Watt RGB LED PSU

Thermaltake made an 80 PLUS Titanium certified 1250-watt power supply with RGB LED lights, not surprisingly called the Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250W. You wouldn’t expect a PSU with that much juice to be a “green” power supply, yet the company is advertising the new product as exactly that, with features and software that reduces power consumption and tracks usage using a cloud computing platform.

The Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250W features a Smart Power Management (SPM) platform that allows users to monitor and record power consumption, voltage distribution and electricity costs via SPM Cloud 1.0 and a special DPS G mobile app. Users can select energy management plans that can limit consumption at certain times of the day to reduce energy costs. The PSU even records power consumption for up to 6 hours to further analyze your own usage habits while gaming, web browsing and performing other productivity tasks.

The PSU itself is fully modular and features flat-sleeved cables for easy cable management, Japanese capacitors for increased durability and a 10-year warranty. The single +12v rail has a massive output of 104 amps, and along with four 6+2-pin and four 8-pin PCI-e power connectors, it can easily handle quad SLI or CrossFireX configurations.

In addition, there is a software-controlled ultra-quiet 140 mm LED fan. The LED lights can be set to two modes: “LED on” will keep the same color, and “colorful” mode will cycle through all of the available 256 colors. Brightness can be adjusted with the software, which also controls the fan modes (silent or performance).

The Toughpower DPS G RGB 1250W is available now for preorder on Amazon and Newegg for $379, and it officially arrives on January 22 this year.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

  • mortsmi7
    What an ugly gimmicky PSU. Why doesn't it use black or grey sleeving? Being able to change LED color is pointless when the case and sleeving doesn't go nicely with most of the RGB scale.
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  • thundervore
    Kinda pointless if the RGB will most likely be face down in 98% of the cases out there making it non visible. The only way to appreciate this RGB will be to have a clear sides to let the RGB shine through or install it in the top of a case.
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  • tiagoluz8
    "Let's sleeve the cables, but we must stick to ketchup and mustard!" GENIUS!
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  • TechyInAZ
    $379!!!!! Yikes!!
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  • Gam3r01
    Thermaltake has a bad habit of making some nasty looking cables.
    Also, in an attempt to make you see the (downward facing most of the time) fan, the grill extends down the side a bit. Pointless, trying to show off a gimmick, and possibly bad for airflow.
    Lastly, it only scored a 9 from jonnyguru, for nearly 400 dollars... For that price you can get a 1600w leadex platform.
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  • falchard
    Feels wrong to call a 1250 watt PSU green. Especially when it has gimicky extras.
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  • Gam3r01
    Hey you can make the LEDs green at least. That you cant see...
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  • none12345
    For an article talking about a green psu, shouldnt it have something about efficiency in it?
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  • norseman4
    For an article talking about a green psu, shouldnt it have something about efficiency in it?

    Well, it was mentioned that it was 80+ Titanium, looking at the 80+ certification ratings, that's pretty damn good. 94% efficient at 50% power draw, above 90% for everything from 10-100% ... That's not a lot of waste heat.
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  • vaughn2k
    "Are you Brain Dead?" Dofine - Star Wars Episode 1
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