Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Power Supply
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 04-30-2010
Provided by: Thermaltake

Packaging for the 775W XT is similar to other Toughpower models in the series. Like several previous Cable Management versions the 775W XT is partially modular, meaning the main ATX and CPU power cables are fixed, while the peripheral cables are detachable. A handy Velcro pouch holds all the extra cables when not in use.

Accessories bundled with the 775W XT include the standard power cord and mounting screws as well as a case badge and Velcro cable ties. Missing from previous models is the silicone anti-vibration sleeve. The modular cables consist of two 6-pin PCI-E, two 6+2-pin PCI-E, two SATA with four connectors each and two Molex with three connectors each plus one floppy connector.

The primary ATX cable is hard-wired to the unit and offers a 24-pin connector; there is no option to separate this into a 20+4 configuration. The +12V CPU power cable however features both 8-pin and 4+4-pin connectors on the same line. Although most consumer branded motherboards require only a single +12V CPU connection, either 8-pin or 4-pin, the Server System Infrastructure (SSI) EPS standard states that power supplies more than 700W allow for both an 8-pin and 4-pin connection for baseboards that require more than 16A of +12V CPU power.

According to the UL File Number E161451 the Toughpower 775W XT is manufactured by Channel Well Technologies for Thermaltake. Channel Well is a well-known high quality OEM power supply manufacturer so it is no surprise that they produce Thermaltake's current top-of-the-line Toughpower XT series.

The 775W XT is a compact unit, only 160mm in length, with the standard 150mm width and 86mm height. It utilizes a 140mm quiet fan rated for 1,000 RPM and only 20dBA up to a 50% load, automatically increasing as needed for higher output up to roughly 2,400 RPM and 42dBA at maximum load. There is also a FanDelayCool feature which continues to run the fan up to 30 seconds after powering down the system. The S.P.T. indicator LEDs monitor status of the power supply for Standby, Power Good signal and Temperature warnings.

As I mentioned, the Toughpower XT 775W power supply features a single +12V rail offering up to 64A and 768W of continuous power. +3.3V and +5V handle up to 25A each at 150W with a combined total of up to 775W output at an impressive 50 C rating.

Let's get the Toughpower XT 775W installed and load her up.

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