Thermaltake has announced a number of new power supplies, all part of the Toughpower Gold series.
The units will be known as the Toughpower Gold 550W, 650W, and 750W, the names of which clearly indicate the power envelopes.
As the name also indicates, the units all carry 80-Plus Gold certification. With real-world loads, the units are said to perform between 87 and 92 percent efficient. Cooling of the units is taken care of by a 140 mm fan that is rated at just 18 dBA of noise.
The units are built by CWT, and are built with high-quality Japanese capacitors for better reliability and a longer lifetime. They also have a semi-modular cable design, where the most crucial cables are attached, with the remaining cables being modular.
> I always feel Thermaltake is a cheap and faulty product if you are not
> spending top dollar on them. ...
Maybe a different company makes their low end PSUs? I don't know. All I can
say is I've used more than two dozen different Toughpower units, most from
2nd-hand sources, never had a single problem. Don't know about their fans
as I've never obtained any of their cases.For anyone on a budget build though,
a used Toughpower is a good buy IMO.I won a 1kW unit 18 months ago for
60 UKP, still going strong.