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This review is from: Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-775M 775W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply GeForce GTX 470 Certified
Single 12v rail
Velcro Tie Straps
Ample power supply for most mid level gaming pcs
Overall I am happy with the power supply. The modular cables are a bit stiff but setting them in the sun for 30 mins before installation made them a bit more flexible.
Cons: Not black
MB 8 pin power connector is a pain to work with when hiding cables. I purchased an extension simply because the secondary connector was too short to hide away somewhere or and using the furthest end one resulted in the other connector not being able to be hidden.
24 pin connector is VERY stiff wire wise and it was a bit too big to go into my MB (EVGA 790i) and I had to filed the plastic housing around the pins down some. Not a big deal, but something users should be notified about.
Other Thoughts: These are just nit picky items that werent really a con.
Sleeving job could have been A LOT better
Sleeving will VOID your warranty regardless
Fan is tucked away inside of the unit instead of behind a removable grill which is an annoyance because occasionally I can hear the fan tapping the housing as its spinning. Doesnt happen often, but often enough that I notice it.
I like Thermaltakes products but I wont be purchasing another power supply from them. If you need any extra cables, you can purchase them from Thermaltake so if you plan to sleeve this unit, I strongly recommend buying an extra set of the modular cables because Thermaltake Customer Support said that when RMAing the unit, everything must be RMA'd with it and sleeving on any of the cables will void your warranty.
Got this unit for $85 after mail in rebate so for the price it was a good buy.
Pros: Cable Management is made REALLY easy with this case. I can honestly say that has got to be the best thing going for it.
The ATC 3 honestly doesnt help with my temps all that much, 3 months of monitoring with and 3 months of monitoring without. It does make the inside of the case look nice though. Currently I only have the bottom cover and the side cover for the PSU installed as I am hiding cables under it. Other than that, the other pieces are in the closet.
This case moves a TON of air when all of the fan spots are full, but can be very noisy. The dust filters in the front of the case work ok, but I replaced them with AC filter material that I got at Home Depot and has even further reduced the dust in the case.
Cons: Stock dust filters dont catch all that much dust. The very top piece of the ATC sometimes gets stuck (the one above the GPU slots) and a small screw driver is needed to persuade it to pop out. The screw less design is nice, but I have removed the HDD trays and have put my own HDD mounting in there, mostly for vibration.
Have to take the MB out to replace or remove the fan behind the MB.
Other Thoughts: Very nice case, its huge so make sure you have room for it. There is tons of ways to mod this case to suit your needs, and I definitely recommend installing the CPU cooler fan to draw air INTO the case against the backside of the MB rather than exhausting it. My temps decreased 4C when I did this.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: There's a ton of pros from the cable management to the overall design of the case. There is tons of room to work with and all kinds of different ways to route the cables around to hide them. The fan on the side is not as loud as some say, nor is the handle or dividers as flimsy as some say.
Case is very large, make sure that you check the dimensions of where you want to put it prior to buying it, as I could fit my mid tower inside of it if the drive bays were not there.
Cons: The cable management holes in front of the motherboard could have run the whole length of where the motherboard goes in order to help with cable management.
Fan on the side panel does not have a dust filter, vents do not have dust filters although they allow air input.
Top fan wire could have been a little bit longer, and the side panel fan connector could have been a little longer as well.
Wire ties in the cable management boxes are cheap, replaced with real wire ties.
Legs need rubber on them instead of just plastic.
Other Thoughts: Maybe I'm a bit nit picky, but the the Power switch, reset switch, and LED wires could have been sleeved rather than being left loose.
Would have been nice for the front panel to be relocatable as my case sits on the desk, not on the floor which basically makes them useless to me unless I want to stand up to access them.
Display Name: Timothy F.
Date Joined: 09/14/10
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