Thermaltake Toughpower 850W Power Supply
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 12-28-2007
Provided by: Thermaltake
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Packaging and Cables

Thermaltake didn't skimp at all in packaging the Toughpower 850. This thing could probably survive a 15 foot drop… maybe even more. In the package you get a thorough manual, a pamphlet on Thermaltake's goals, cables and screws, and of course the unit itself. Included with the two 8-to-6 pin PCIe adapters is a PSU silencer, which was nice of Thermaltake to include.

The power cord included is very standard, just another to add to the collection I'm sure you've built up over the years. All of the other cables for the modular system come in a neatly packed plastic baggy, separated with twist-ties. There you will find the Molex, SATA, and other connectors. Attached to the power supply are a 24 pin motherboard connector and two 8 pin PCIe connectors, whereas the 4/8 pin CPU power cable was separate. It seems to me an odd choice to build in the PCIe connectors and not the CPU power.

The two PCIe connections built into the PSU are 8 pin, so if you use a 6 pin graphics card or a graphics card that has two 6 pin connections, you'll want to use the included PCIe converters. The other two PCIe cables included are both 6 pin because, well, nobody needs two 8 pin power connectors for one card… yet. Included in the manual is a little guide about how to manage your PCIe cables in order to make sure you don't overload one of your four 12V rails. It is actually a very elaborate system and has a guide for every scenario, so be sure to check that out when assembling your system.

In total, you get eight Molex power connections and two “floppy” connections. They come on two identical cords, so if you want power in three parts of your case, too bad. The Toughpower also comes with eight SATA power cables, six of which are right-angle which is a really nice feature for small cases and good cable management.

Now that we've had a look at the cables, let's take a look at the unit itself…

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