Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold PSU Unboxing & Overview


Now, a closer look at the PSU itself. On the front of the PSU are the modular cable ports as well as the main power cables. Thermaltake is stamped on the bottom as well.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Modular Connections

From the breakout cables there are two 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors, an ATX 12V 4+4 pin connector, an EPS 12V connector, and the main 24 pin connector. The lengths of each of these cables are 2ft.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Non-modular Cables

On the top of the PSU we can see the fan cutout. Thermaltake has decided to go with a 135mm double ball-bearing cooling fan with intelligent RPM control. It can run at up to 1700RPM and it delivers plenty of cooling and allows for silent operation, this is something that we would expect of a PSU of this caliber and is a very welcome addition.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Fan

Straight away we notice there is no power switch on the back, just the larger C19 enterprise grade power connector. This differs from the standard C13 power connector you’d commonly find on most power supplies and allows the PSU to accept input currents from 18A-9A and input voltages from 100Vac to 240Vac.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold BackFurthermore, it also has standard honeycomb mesh venting for air pass through. Nothing groundbreaking but there is a reason this is widely used. We can start to get a sneak peak at the internals as well.

On the sides are the Thermaltake decals with the Toughpower branding and continuous power rating. The dimensions of the PSU are 220mm length x 150mm width x 86mm height. This is much longer than most power supplies, so you’ll definitely want to ensure your case can accommodate the extra length.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Side

On the bottom of the PSU is the power voltage amperage distribution chart. We can see the 3.3V and 5V lines can both support up to 25A each for a total of 150W. And the two 12V rails can support 70A each for a total of 1440W. The total continuous power rating for the PSU is 1500W at 40C.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W Gold Ratings

Thermaltake has been making power supplies for quite some time. They have models for all segments of the market, from entry level to PSUs that meet even the most extreme enthusiast’s demands. In fact, we’d venture to say, if you’ve been building systems for a while, odds are you’ve used a Thermaltake PSU at one point or another. Today we have a close up look at Thermaltake's latest behemoth of a PSU, something that is definitely built for the enthusiast in mind, the Toughpower 1500W Gold. 1500 watts of power ... seems like a lot right? Overkill, a waste of…

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Toughpower 1500W Gold

The Thermaltake Toughpower 1500W's utilization of Japanese capacitors and a new design has allowed for this PSU to achieve a 80 Plus Gold rating in efficiency. It is a semi-modular PSU that has a plethora of connectors and power for almost any high-end system's needs.

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