Thermaltake Tough Power Grand Series 80+ Gold 750w RGB PSU Review

BEHOLD THE POWER
Thermaltake Tough Power Grand Series Power Supply 750w RGB

 

Review by:  Jennifer Griffiths 

Video & Testing by: Philip Griffiths

Introduction :

 

We've all been there....that moment when your old power supply finally decides to give up the ghost.  So, today will be very informative if that has just happened to you. We will be taking a look at the Thermaltake Tough Power Grand Series Power Supply 750w RGB.   Yep, it's a mouthful to say but can it deliver under the heaviest of loads as well, you may ask.  

 

This power supply is fully modular and its claim to fame is not just that it's RGB but eco-friendly as well.  I'm optimistic about it.  I expect nothing but the best from it.  If they tell me it will be so, I expect it to be.  Will I have a hold new "Take" on power supplies?  Or will I?  

 

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Main Features:

Specifications:

  • P/NPS-TPG-0750FPCGxx-S

  • ModelTPG-750AH3FSGR

  • TypeATX 12V v2.4 and EPS v2.92

  • Max. Output Capacity750W

  • Peak Output Capacity900W

  • ColorBlack

  • Dimension ( W / H / D )150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 160mm(D)

  • PFC (Power Factor Correction)Active PFC

  • Power Good Signal100-500 msec

  • Hold Up Time> 16msec at 100% of full load

  • Input current10A

  • Input Frequency Range50Hz - 60Hz

  • Input Voltage100V – 240V~

  • Operating Temperature0°C to + 50°C

  • Operating Humidity20% to 90%,non-condensing

  • Storage Temperature-40°C to + 70°C

  • Storage Humidity20% to 95%, non-condensing

  • Cooling System14cm hydraulic bearing fan

  • EfficiencyMeet 80 PLUS®Gold at 115Vac input.

  • MTBF120,000 hrs minimum

  • Safety ApprovalCE/cTUVus/TÜV SÜD/FCC/CCC/BSMI/EAC

  • PCI-E 6+2pin4

  • ProtectionOVP,SCP,OPP,UVP,OTP,OCP

 

Manufacturer statement:

Built to deliver 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, Toughpower Grand RGB Gold (RGB Sync Edition) Series comes with capacities ranging from 650W to 850W. The preinstalled patented 256-color Ring 14 RGB fan allows 5 lighting modes and built-in memory function and permits more custom RGB lighting possibilities thanks to the light synchronization with enthusiasts’ favorite RGB capable motherboard brands, including ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, BIOSTAR and ASRock. 
Constructed with premium components and ample 10-year warranty, this fully modular member’s near silent operation, trouble-free installation and reliable performance have made itself satisfy the market where users are looking for a stylish power supply with advanced features and aesthetic appeal.

 


About Thermaltake :

 

Building Thermaltake Technology into a cultural brand for the enjoyment of entertainment, e-Sports, technology and lifestyle is a realizable dream and a hope for an enterprise pursuing outstanding management. Although Thermaltake Group may face challenges in terms of entertainment, e-Sports, technology and lifestyle, we still seek to maximize the corporate value and are working hard to achieve the goal. 

 

 

Packaging:

 

Thermaltake did a brilliant job on making the product stand out.  I like the way the Thermaltake brand is displayed in an orange band around the top of the box.  You can easily see what wattage the Power Supply is, as well as the fact it is RGB as well.  Everything is clearly written and the badges for things like 80+Gold are easy to see.  I've seen some power supplies come through my shop and not many of them have made an attempt at making them "shelf worthy".  But, Thermaltake have taken pride in their product and this will be one you will proudly display in your retail shop.  The pictures, the colours, everything about the box makes me believe they love their products.  


 

Unboxing:
 
Inside the box, you will see your warranty, and manual on top of a foam packed PSU.  To the side are your cables in a nice velcro bag.  When you take the foam off of the PSU, it is wrapped in cloth with Thermaltake on it.   Most companies put some cheap plastic on it and some clear tape but Thermaltake are really getting top marks from me on presentation.  
 
Installation:
 
This will depend on your chassis, but in basics, connect the 24 pin connector and the CPU connector to the PSU and any relevant cables you will need such as SATA for your HDD etc.  Then, attach your RGB connector to the PSU and mount in your chassis using the 4 screws to hold into place.  Connect all of your cables to the appropriate places on the board and components.  Simple.  You can control the RGB with the switch on the back or if your motherboard supports it you can do it through the motherboard software.  

 

Testing:

 

+5v                                  +12v                                             +3.3v

5.0                                    11.8                                               3.3

 

-12                                    5vsb                                              PG

12.0                                   5.0                                                353

 

* The 12v test fluctuated between 11.8 and 11.9 this is well within reason

* All of the settings ran as they should and were very accurate


 

Pricing:

 

 

Recommended Retail price £101.48 Inc Vat
 

Suppliers:

 

Distribution Level

Retail

  • Scan

  • Overclockers

  • ebuyer

  • Falcon Computers​

Conclusion:

There are many fully modular power supplies on the market in the 80+ Gold range.  Some of these are priced lower, some higher.  When I sat back and looked at the test results, the fact this one is RGB, the efficiency, the presentation when we unboxed it, mixed with the guts to include a floppy connection...Well, I had to give it the old thumbs up on value for money. This is a great Power Supply.  I was really impressed with it. When the only things negative I can find about it are the ends of the connections and the ports of the PCIe connectors being red, that's saying a lot!  I highly recommend this product!

 

 

Stand out point:  RGB

 

Pros:

  • no multicolour wires

  • flat cables

  • RGB

  • value for money 

  • performed well in tests

  • outer box looked phenomenal 

  • unboxing presentation of the product was awesome
     

Cons:

  • red on the end of the PCIe cable

  • red on the PCIe connection the unit itself 

     

 

 

 

They got a Platinum Award for this product and a Gamer's Choice