You are not registered yet. Please click here to register!
Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings - Page 3 - i4memory.com - different look at memory
Tags Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 19-08-2007, 08:05 PM   #17
lowdog
Senior Member
lowdog's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Aug 19 2005
Posts: 256
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

By wazzer96 View Post
Well, since you salivated over it initially, I guess you can spit on it now.

Looks like a super PSU
passes all tests with flying colors - ripple, noise, load regulation, line regulation
http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=2

So, you are not even going to try a replacement unit?

I may try a replacement unit, still undecided , reviews are stellar I know and thats why I ordered one but some people on the net have received doa models which isn't to encouraging. The unit I got seems fine on the +12V 1 rail but it seems like one of the other rails is faulty.

Also Auspcmarket has the Coolermaster Realpower 1000W Modular ESBA for $374.
lowdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2007, 09:54 PM   #18
wazzer96
Senior Member
wazzer96's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Jul 20 2007
Posts: 272
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

By lowdog View Post
I may try a replacement unit, still undecided , reviews are stellar I know and thats why I ordered one but some people on the net have received doa models which isn't to encouraging. The unit I got seems fine on the +12V 1 rail but it seems like one of the other rails is faulty.

Also Auspcmarket has the Coolermaster Realpower 1000W Modular ESBA for $374.
As you probably have noted, the ESBA is my next powersupply as soon as I can get at one up here. The EMBA had a few probs at full load with 2 vidcards, and I think thats why they upped the amps on 2 of the +12V on the ESBA (and the 3.3 and 5 also). But it has a huge fan and is QUIET - which is super important to me. I will never again buy a PSU that has less than a 120MM fan or non modular cables. jonny said the thermaltake at fuller loads (tests 8+) was louder than his test equipment. UGH!!

The one thing I learned for sure during my miserable experience with the DFI P965 was that overclocking success nowadays needs the biggest baddest PSU you can find, especially under "cross-load" with the +3.3V usually going to RAM.

Since the following is true.............:

"All the new Toughpower power supplies incorporate active power factor correction (PFC) so there is no AC line voltage selector switch on the rear panel"

You may wish to stick an AC Meter in your AC socket and see what you get at dif points during the day. I just checked - AUS voltages are all over the map.
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r10/nsw/subp...e-Voltages.pdf

TT1200 says 115V-230V AC, I dont know how much leeway past that.
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/P...0156/w0156.asp


Edit: Just looked up the SS DA1000 and ESBA - both rates AC @ 90-264V

Last edited by wazzer96; 19-08-2007 at 10:46 PM.
wazzer96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2007, 11:03 PM   #19
lowdog
Senior Member
lowdog's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Aug 19 2005
Posts: 256
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

You must mean DA1200, no DA1000 afaik.

That info regarding TT 115V-230V is a little daunting. So therefore if my AC current is 235V or 240V then that means the unit wouldn't even power up because the OV protection would prevent it from running.........Fark what the hell do you do
lowdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2007, 12:55 AM   #20
eva2000
Administrator
eva2000's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Jul 22 2004
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 23,018
twitter.com/i4memorycom Facebook Page livestream.com/i4memorycom
Blog Entries: 42
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

Grab a DA850 or OP850 both are 90v-264v AC http://www.silverstonetek.com/produc...da850&area=usa
eva2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2007, 05:58 AM   #21
wazzer96
Senior Member
wazzer96's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Jul 20 2007
Posts: 272
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

By lowdog View Post
You must mean DA1200, no DA1000 afaik.

That info regarding TT 115V-230V is a little daunting. So therefore if my AC current is 235V or 240V then that means the unit wouldn't even power up because the OV protection would prevent it from running.........Fark what the hell do you do
I THINK they just meant "GENERALLY SPEAKING" 115-230 in their specs on their website to indicate the PSU will work at both international voltages - auto detect mode, rather than putting up a vollage SPREAD. Upon reflection, prob nothing to worry about, just sloppy spec enumeration on their part, but I do think you should just use a DMM in your AC socket to at least see where you are at during the day (being CAREFUL not to electrecute yourself).

I mean they DO test each unit before it leaves - thats what the stickers on the box are for.

Sorry, didnt mean to freak you out.
wazzer96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2007, 10:29 AM   #22
lowdog
Senior Member
lowdog's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Aug 19 2005
Posts: 256
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

Just got the TT working on another comp C2D rig....3.3V was reading 3.25V = BAD......in my quad core rig this may not be enough to even get it up and running eh????

Help please.


Wonder if the P5K series double pump start up after power has been disconnected is causing any problems???

Last edited by lowdog; 20-08-2007 at 10:37 AM.
lowdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2007, 01:12 PM   #23
lowdog
Senior Member
lowdog's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Aug 19 2005
Posts: 256
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

Got the TT working. Read on a forum other peeps had the same problem with it on a cold boot. Needed to hold the power button on for 5 seconds then press it again and it works fine now.

Think this Asus P5K-P board with it's cold boot = double pump bootup was messing with the thing initially.
lowdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-08-2007, 01:49 PM   #24
wazzer96
Senior Member
wazzer96's PC Specs
 
Join Date: Jul 20 2007
Posts: 272
Re: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings

What the vendor guy says is interesting, and does have a ring of truth. Glad you posted that..

Ever since the P965 there is something screwy going on with the +5VSB (Volts Sure Boot). DFI Darks would work fine with a crappy 435W PSU that only had a 4 pin +12V CPU., but would not boot with a great 600W PSU with a +12V CPU 8 pin connection. Its also co-related to the "Mode 1 Mode 2" options in the bios. Verrry annoying that something better doesnt work better.

But thats great news, glad you finally made it with your EXPENSIVE PSU - heh

Edit: The 3.3V is for the RAM, CPU is exclusively +12V
.

Last edited by wazzer96; 20-08-2007 at 02:02 PM.
wazzer96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
1200w, king, kings, salavating, thermaltake, toughpower


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads for: Salavating - Thermaltake 1200W Toughpower - King of Kings
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[Techpowerup.com] (PR) Thermaltake Toughpower Ultra Slim 95W The Power To Travel Light and Work Smart News Reviews & News Online 0 31-07-2010 09:30 PM
[Jonnyguru.com Review] Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W News Reviews & News Online 0 26-10-2009 07:01 AM
[Jonnyguru.com Review] Thermaltake Toughpower XT 850W News Reviews & News Online 0 04-05-2009 08:10 AM
[Techpowerup.com] (PR) Thermaltake Unveils the New Generation of PSU Toughpower XT News Reviews & News Online 0 23-01-2009 10:50 PM
[RBmods.com] Thermaltake Toughpower 1200W PSU Review News Reviews & News Online 0 27-11-2008 07:50 AM


All times are GMT +11. The time now is 02:56 AM.

no new posts