Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750w
Author: Connan Schafstall
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 10-13-2009
Provided by: Thermaltake

As many experienced PC enthusiasts will tell you, the power supply is the lifeblood of your computer. If the CPU is the brain of your computer, then the PSU is definitely the heart. The quality and dependability of your entire computer is only as good as the unit that powers it. Today we take a close look at the Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750w PSU to see if it is fit for the task.

Right off the bat, the first thing I notice about this power supply is the quality of the packaging. The large box has a flip-open top with a picture of the PSU and a list of features. In the corner of the flap is a Thermaltake five year warranty parts and labor emblem right next to the eco-friendly stamp and the 80 Plus Bronze class certification. Peeling back this outer box, we find a slightly smaller flat black box inside housing the Toughpower XT and it's accessories.

The Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750w is encased in a 160 x 150 x 86 mm metal frame that seems to have a Parkerized finish. This is a non-modular model in the Toughpower series, which I like. Fewer breaks in the connection mean less resistance problems to worry about, resulting in what should be a rock-solid flow of power. The cable bundle includes output for a 20 + 4 main motherboard connector, 4pin + 12v CPU power connector, 8 pin + 12v CPU connector, as well as six SATAs, eight 4-pin Molex, two floppys, two 8-pin PCI-E dongles and two 6-pin PCI-E dongles.

Along with the PSU we find our multi-lingual users manual, some nifty Thermaltake Velcro cable cinches, two 8-6 pin adapters for the PCI-E dongles, and three case badges. I do love my stickers. Also inside the box is a rarity: a silicone mount bushing to further silence the PSU by not transferring sound to the case frame when mounted.

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