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    Default Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 ARGB 1200W review @ TechPowerUp

    The Toughpower PF1 ARGB line consists of three members with capacities ranging from 850 W to 1200 W. All three have high efficiency ratings; 80 PLUS Platinum for all three and also ETA-A for the 1200 W model, which is certified by Cybenetics. They also utilize a fully modular cable design. The most interesting feature for users with windowed cases is the 18-LED RGB fan with lighting that can be controlled either manually or through a compatible mainboard.
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    The fan RPM is rather high...


    But why is the Intake Temperature much higher than the output?? THat's weird...
    And even though: Why do it at all??
    You only need to do that for higher loads these days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Payne View Post
    The fan RPM is rather high...


    But why is the Intake Temperature much higher than the output?? THat's weird...
    And even though: Why do it at all??
    You only need to do that for higher loads these days...
    It's because they're taking the MISTAKE I made with TX-M and turned it into a "feature".

    There's so much air leakage, they're losing a lot of air back into the system.

    The intake grill is larger than the fan size and you have the side vents. So much of the air is pushing back out through the outside edge of the fan and the sides before it even cools the components in the PSU. So now the fan has to spin faster to increase the air pressure inside the PSU and keep those components cool.

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    That's not really a reason for a starting fan speed of ~1600RPM, even with 30-32 C intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    That's not really a reason for a starting fan speed of ~1600RPM, even with 30-32 C intake.


    It is if you don't know what you're doing.

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    LOL they didn't fixed the inaccurate power ok signal problem from the previous model from 2 yrs ago

    Their previous model with same platform does not have that aggressive fan profile, that's rather strange.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...su,5316-5.html

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    I had the 850W model in my hands. The semi-passive mode would start the fan at high rpm for ~1 minute or so even with light loads (and my ambient temperature is low!). Incredibly annoying.

    I thought it was defective until I saw the Cybenetics report for the 1200W version.

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    Sucks that an otherwise very high end unit was ruined by the airflow design...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello_there_123 View Post
    Sucks that an otherwise very high end unit was ruined by the airflow design...
    Yeah. I will say that I know this platform and it's good. But ID plats a big part of things.

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