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Old 09-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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Default Thermaltake Launches Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow

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"The new Toughpower Grand Platinum Snow is an upgraded version of the Toughpower Grand power supply series that includes a redesigned layout of the main circuitry, an alteration on the primary winding ..."

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Old 03-28-2013, 05:43 AM   #2
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Any chance we might see a review of one of these 80+ Platinum models? The older 80+ Gold Toughpower Grand models were fairly solid across the entire lineup, but I suspect these new ones have to be a bit different based solely on the Platinum rating. Reviews for the older models are roughly 2-years old, too. No one should need reminding how much can change in 2 years.

As an owner of a white, windowed case, I can't help but wonder how much better a high-quality white PSU would look inside it than the black one currently in there. I suppose other white case owners may share that wonder. I've had my eye on these a short while, but haven't found a single review for 'em. With the NZXT Hale90 750W disappearing day by day, and the drop in quality of PCP&C's Silencer MkIII compared to MkII units since the OCZ buyout, there aren't many mid-range, high-quality, white PSUs around. Fractal's Tesla R2 650W is an option, but it's not modular or Platinum-rated, like these Tt TPG's.

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That will be hard, our contact at Thermaltake left the company this month and the new guy there is still trying to catch up...
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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Thank you for the quick reply, Gabriel. I'm sorry to hear you're presently stuck waiting for the new Tt contact to settle in.

From what I can gather about these using 80plus.org's data sheets, they appear to be High Power HPA-600PT-F14S & HPA-700PT-F14S clones. The 700W High Power's Ecos ID is 2801, and the 700W Tt's Ecos ID is shown as 2801.1. Similar is true for the 600W models (2799 and 2799.1, respectively). Unfortunately, the pics included for the HPA models don't appear to be modular at all. That may or may not affect performance of the Tt units. I suppose it could vary, but that would depend on the quality of the parts comprising the daughter board, and the associated contacts.

For comparison: HPA-700PT: http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu...00W_Report.pdf
Tt TPG-700M: http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/psu...00W_Report.pdf

Are you aware of any additional clones of these High Power models I might be able to research further to gain a better sense of their overall quality?

And thanks again for the quick reply.
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Hi,

Here is how it works. If the ECO ID number is the same, the power supplies are identical. The ".1," ".2," etc indicates a copy. For instance, power supply 2799 is the original and 2799.1 is the first copy. Another company using the same power supply would be assigned number 2799.2 and so on.

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Thank you for confirming exactly what I believed true. Are you personally aware of or familiar with any additional copies of the original High Power models?
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Hi,

I am not familiar with this particular unit. A Google search for "2799 sitelugloadsolutions.com" returns only those two models you already mentioned.

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