Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 1200W Platinum Power Supply

REVIEW INFORMATION
SUPPLIED BY: Thermaltake
PRODUCT: Toughpower Grand
RGB 1200W Platinum

PROD LINK: Toughpower Grand RGB
1200W Platinum Product Page

PRICE: $249.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at time of testing!

Performance (40% of the final score) – on to the scoring, and this unit should do reasonably well here. We’ll start with the smooth and continuous point, where I will be taking half of that point away for not quite nailing the standby rail. Voltage regulation was excellent, coming in at 0.92% in the hot box, but not being mythic means another half point deduction. Ripple and noise was just as the box promised, so no deduction there. And we did get Platinum at all times, so no deduction there either. 9.

Functionality (20% of the final score) – I do have some deductions to make here as well. I’ll take away half a point for the annoyingly ribboned ATX cable. Another half point goes for the cable without a place to plug in. And that will be all… the RGB fan stuff and semi-fanless mode does give this unit some features the competition doesn’t. 9.

Value (20% of the final score) – $249.99 is the going price at NewEgg right now. There are a few cheaper units that compete at this efficiency level, including the Enermax DF and Rosewill Quark. This power level suffers from the same thing I was talking about last week with the big Silverstone… these things are in super high demand by crypto miners. So, I have to keep this in mind when coming up with a score. Most of us are going to have to go with buying what’s in stock or nothing at all. Even so, I think this unit does have a clear edge in the market at this power level. 10.

Build Quality (20% of the final score) – no issues here. 10.

Toughpower Grand RGB 1200W Platinum – Scoring
Performance 9
Functionality 9
Value 10
Build Quality 10
Total Score 9.4

SUMMARY

What Thermaltake has here is a reasonably priced 80 Plus Platinum unit that comes with just enough performance to make darn near anyone happy. Current stock issues aside for anything over a thousand watts, it’s going to be a pretty easy buying decision for anyone looking at this unit, because there’s no real reason not to. Even if you don’t care about that RGB fan.

The GOOD:

  • excellent voltage regulation
  • excellent ripple control
  • 10 year warranty
  • RGB fan with semi-fanless mode
  • excellent build quality

The BAD:

  • good luck finding anything this size or bigger in stock

The MEDIOCRE:

  • cannot plug in all cables at the same time

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