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    Arrow Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum 1200W Review

    Let's take a break from all the Titanium units we've been looking at lately and go Platinum again. Thermaltake has sent my way their brand new Toughpower Grand RGB 1200 watt model, and it comes boasting a lot of features and performance at a good price. Well, as good a price as we can have these days with all the crypto mining going on. Shall we see if this bad boy is any good?
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    Pshhh, I thought the Seasonic 1200 that only has x6 8pins was bad enough, this only has 5?

    EVGA 1200 P2 & Corsair Ax1200i: two front panels that all other 1200s should be judged by
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    An online forum friend turned customer I worked with recently purchased ThreadRipper 1950x / AsRock TaiChi motherboard, it has a CPU 8pin / CPU 4pin and a GPU 6pin to saturate PCI-E slots with 12volts ('augmented' on-board GPU 6pin power). GFX cards are dual Radeon 295x2. She used up x7 8pin ports, both of the above mentioned power supplies have been called in for this prestige build accordingly

    $249 ToughPower looks like a toy ... they keep the cost low by only slipping in x4 GRFX cables, is that it? ... hmph
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    You don't really need that second CPU connector for Threadripper to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    You don't really need that second CPU connector for Threadripper to work
    uh huh, says you ...

    a person will want it in action for a spritely 4.1+ jigawatt overclock. Thousand dolla cpu has to do a lil more than just *cough cough* work! 16cores, they needs powa Jonny, powa I say ... not toughpower though

    as an edit to new response below:
    Quote Originally Posted by awesomegamer919 View Post
    Depends how far you push it + workload, not sure I'd want a single 8 pin if I was running a constant AVX load at 4.1-4.2GHz
    AsRock states the bonus 4pin CPU header is dedicated to the VRMs to sip off of, so hell yes we sent them a cable. Looking back at the top dawg 7980XE 'VRM scandal', AsRock pushed out x299 TaiChi (x1 CPU 8pin) then 'revised' the board (XE) with dual CPU 8pins. Other manufacturers have a bonus 4pin / 8pin CPU header for SkyLake X. Looking forward, TRipper II or III, we may see dual 8pin boards. Core Wars and the Mining Craze ... Jonny isn't sticking up for x5 8pin ports is he?, oh Lawd

    AnandTech: " ... ASRock has added a second 8 pin EPS connection to provide more power delivery capability for Intel’s high core count Skylake-X CPUs ... i9 7980-XE is Intel’s thirstiest CPU on the X299 platform at present with a 165W TDP ... those TDP numbers hide the sheer power appetite of the i9-7980XE which is known to consume 500-watts or more of power on its own when overclocking to 4.4GHz and beyond with the corresponding required voltage. Rightfully so that ASRock has offered a bolstered version ... "
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    You don't really need that second CPU connector for Threadripper to work.
    Depends how far you push it + workload, not sure I'd want a single 8 pin if I was running a constant AVX load at 4.1-4.2GHz.

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