Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W PSU Review

RGB LED lighting is the new hotness, and a lot of power supplies are incorporating it. Thermaltake's Toughpower Grand RGB with 750W of maximum power boasts RGB lighting, surprisingly good performance, and modular cabling.

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Ripple Measurements

To learn how we measure ripple, please click here.

The following table includes ripple levels we measured on the TPG-0750F-R's rails. The limits, according to the ATX specification, are 120mV (+12V) and 50mV (5V, 3.3V and 5VSB).

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10% Load5.3mV4.8mV4.5mV4.2mVPass
20% Load6.2mV5.3mV4.7mV4.5mVPass
30% Load7.7mV5.5mV5.5mV4.2mVPass
40% Load9.5mV8.6mV6.3mV6.5mVPass
50% Load11.0mV9.5mV6.9mV7.9mVPass
60% Load12.9mV11.9mV6.1mV8.9mVPass
70% Load14.6mV11.1mV6.8mV8.4mVPass
80% Load15.5mV11.4mV7.8mV8.5mVPass
90% Load17.1mV12.2mV7.3mV7.5mVPass
100% Load22.2mV13.8mV7.8mV8.4mVPass
110% Load26.9mV14.0mV9.3mV10.1mVPass
Cross-Load 16.6mV6.3mV6.1mV4.9mVPass
Cross-Load 221.9mV10.6mV7.4mV6.4mVPass

Thermaltake keeps its promise: ripple suppression is very good on all rails. The TPG-0750F-R performs much better than other PSUs based on the same platform, especially when it comes to ripple filtering on the minor rails. Obviously TT's unit has some modifications/fixes on its voltage regulation modules.

Ripple Oscilloscope Screenshots

The following oscilloscope screenshots illustrate the AC ripple and noise registered on the main rails (+12V, 5V, 3.3V and 5VSB). The bigger the fluctuations on the screen, the bigger the ripple/noise. We set 0.01 V/Div (each vertical division/box equals 0.01V) as the standard for all measurements.

Ripple At Full Load

Ripple At 110-Percent Load

Ripple At Cross-Load 1

Ripple At Cross-Load 2

Aris Mpitziopoulos
Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.

  • Clamyboy74
    Im guessing very soon, there will be rgb power supply cables to go along with this
  • shrapnel_indie
    Has anyone tested this claim of a cooler PC with the PSU fan facing up into the case instead of down and drawing air from outside?

    Edit: I see with at least this unit, it was found to be so, What about other units?
  • Phillip Wager
    I have my computer case in a dusty area of my house and on the floor. i flipped my psu fan to face inside the case because i was sick of having to clean the dust filter every week or so. I'm paranoid about psu dust death. I have PLENTY of case fans(5) so i'm not worried about the psu overheating in this configuration.
  • Mpablo87
    I want it, for my Asus

  • Malik 722
    but mounting power supply fan side up won't suck in hot air from the chassis and increase the power supply temperature.
  • Virtual_Singularity
    19328496 said:
    I want it, for my Asus


    Na, you really don't, you can do better methinks.
  • DotNetMaster777
    Power Specification looks nice but the temperature is a problem !!!!
  • nzalog
    rgb fad can't die soon enough
  • blackmagnum
    "It's common knowledge that hot air rises, so if we want to improve airflow inside a chassis, we have to help move hot air up and out with fans installed on the top or back. We'll have to revisit this topic in a story about PSU orientation and its effect on case cooling."
    -I'll be looking forward to the article.
  • SeoulFood
    I just won this PSU at a LAN this past weekend. I would use it, but I won a Silverstone 850w at the last LAN. Craigslist here we come.