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    Default Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 750W review (build by HKC) @ Tomshardware

    The Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 line consists of three units with capacities ranging from 650W to 850W. All are 80 PLUS Platinum certified. Cybenetics has also certified them as ETA-A (efficiency), LAMBDA-A, and LAMBDA-A- (noise output). In this review, we will take a look at the middle member of the family, the PF1 with 750W max power. Like all other PF1 models, it is fully modular and has super-compact dimensions, thanks to the 140mm depth. Lastly, it uses a hydraulic bearing fan, which can offer high airflow if required.
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    Gotta say, I'm impressed.

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    I think it's overpriced, at least here.

    Thermaltake ToughPower PF1 650W: 180/190 euro
    Thermaltake ToughPower PF1 750W: 190/200 euro
    Thermaltake ToughPower PF1 850W: 205/220 euro (including 21% VAT)

    Corsair RM, RMx, be quiet! Straight Power Gold/Platinum, Fractal Design ION+ are all a lot cheaper, the PF1 is around 50% more expensive here. A Corsair HX Platinum is cheaper and even a HXi is a bit cheaper. It certainly looks like a good PSU with potential, but not for the current prices.

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    Yeah true, but at lesser known OEM made a good performing unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc-dc_conversion_police View Post
    Yeah true, but at lesser known OEM made a good performing unit.
    Someone have pointed out that this unit uses cheap protection IC without innate 12V UVP support so it's probably a bit early to call it a good one. The usefulness of 12V UVP on DC-DC unit is rather low and they may have implemented UVP by other means but still.

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    All components on one side reminds me some Great Wall platforms, and they managed to do everything on that compact single side, very interesting.
    Price should kept low to be competitive tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juular View Post
    Someone have pointed out that this unit uses cheap protection IC without innate 12V UVP support so it's probably a bit early to call it a good one. The usefulness of 12V UVP on DC-DC unit is rather low and they may have implemented UVP by other means but still.
    You wouldn't say that if you saw Aris's short circuit protection tests for when SCP doesn't trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polaris20 View Post
    All components on one side reminds me some Great Wall platforms, and they managed to do everything on that compact single side, very interesting.
    Price should kept low to be competitive tho...
    That was my first thought too, maybe they've just employed some GW EEs ?

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    I admit that I was also impressed. Not perfect in any way, but with some modifications it can be highly competitive.

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    Why are the transistors so splayed? as if it could take larger units.

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