View Full Version : Beware of the Thermaltake ToughPower 700watt Power Supply
02-21-07, 08:06 PM
I would be on my Third one if I RMA it because of the 12v rails ,They look good and have great spec's except for just being rated at 40c.When I first get them they work great and the 12v rail is at 11.92v which is good and I have tried this on serval motherboads ,After 5 months of useing it the 12v rail would start dropping ,it went to 11.84,to 11.74v and to around 11.5v and I would get reboots ,game freezes and BSOD,Now my secound one is doing the same thing after three months when I got my RMA back the voltage was good and I started getting random reboots and BSOD's and I checked it with a volt metter and when running it under a load the 12v rails was at around 11.3v,and after looking at some customers reviews ,I notice that I am not the only one with this problem, so I need to RMA it again,But I emailed Thermaltake about this problem and I fineally got a email back after the third one and they said ,
"This issue is being looked into. Since we have to deal with headquarters in Taiwan, it will be a bit before some real answers come up.Please return it back to US for RMA. Newegg may have received a bad batch that was sent out.
That must be a big batch of bad power supplies since the first one I got was on 5-30-06 and the second one I recieved back from the RMA was on 11-16-06.
02-21-07, 08:58 PM
That really sucks and since it shares the same design as the OCZ GameXStream 700w that I have, I will keep an eye on the 12v rail. Thanks for the info good luck with your RMA!
02-21-07, 09:08 PM
I just bought the 750 today. I'll let you know how it goes.
I'm done with Thermaltake after going through three pumps on my old big water kit in less than 2 months. :thumbdwn:
I used to be a big fan of their products too. Their customer support is horrible.
02-21-07, 11:58 PM
If it was me I would send back that Thermaltake ToughPower 750watt and get the SilverStone Zeus ST75ZF 750watt,which also has 60amps on the 12v rail I have had great luck with SilverStone ,I am running the Zeus 560watt SilverStone right now on my 8800GTS SLI setup with Core 2 Duo E6600 Overclocked to 3.6gigs at 1.35v on a Evga 680i SLI with four sticks of PC8500C5D and four harddrivers 2-Seagate 250Gig in Raid-0 and 2-160Gig in Raid-0 and X-Fi Gamer soundcard and two Samsung SH-S183L DVD Burners and four 120mm case fans and it has'nt shut down or I have'nt had no errors on my 8800GTS saying there not enough power even tho I have them overclocked to 640/1800,and it has a single 12v rail rated at 38amps and 45amps peak,But i order a Olympia 650 watt which has 54amps on the the single 12v rail,plus it has the new PCIe 8pin connector for future upgrades on the new video cards,I know I am pushing that Zeus 560watts to it limmits I could'nt believe it handle all that.Hopely you will have better luck with the 750watt Thermaltake toughPower then I have had with the 700watt.
This is not good news. Besides whats in my sig, my toughpower is also powering 4 dvd writers and 2 hd drives as well as fans and lights... I'll have to keep an eye on it.
I take it yours is modular the same as mine? Is it all lines that are losing power or did you test it through the motherboard power connector?
02-22-07, 08:48 AM
No the Thermaltake ToughPower 700watt that I bought is not modular,I have never liked modular Power supplies,I always heard that they lose some power because of the modular hookups ,But the main reason I did'nt want a modular is because they did'nt fit good in my P-180 case ,they got in the way of my bottom fan.
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