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Thermaltake ToughPower XT PLATINUM 1275W Power Supply Unit Review

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   Unlike casual users and gamers most enthusiasts, overclockers and hardcore gamers who are well aware about the benefits of owning a high quality and performance power supply unit put much effort into finding the right one to cover their needs. Now although I've seen and tested pretty much every 80Plus Gold Certified PSU out there the same does not apply for Platinum ones and since quite a few have asked today we will be taking a closer look at one of the top rated power supply units in the market today which is no other than the latest ToughPower XT 1275W Platinum PSU by Thermaltake.

 

   Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, they have been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC. Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions. With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake's core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake's strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.

 

   Aside its maximum output capacity of 1275W (1375W at peak) the latest ToughPower XT Platinum power supply unit also features two +12V rails (12V1:45A-12V2:65A), packs a total of 8 PCIex and 16 SATA power connectors, comes with the same convenient S.P.T status indicator we've seen in the past and of course is 80Plus Platinum certified. To be honest with you i thought that Thermaltake would abandon their XT line of power supply units since they introduced the Grand line just over a year ago (so why keep both for high end units?) but it seems that i was wrong and so the ToughPower XT Platinum 1275w is currently their flagship (since it's the only 80Plus Platinum Certified PSU). So let's see just how good the current Thermaltake flagship PSU really is.