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Thermaltake Toughpower 600 AP (W0103, 600W)

Funnily enough, I found the Purepower RX model (discussed above) to have independent regulation of voltages although such regulation is touted as the key feature of the Toughpower series. So, the division of PSUs into the Purepower and Toughpower series is largely based on marketing than on technical reasons. The former series includes models with a wattage rating of below 600W and the latter, from 600W and higher.

This PSU has got the same case as the Purepower RX but with a black, not bronze, glossy paint finish. Anyway, the characteristic fan grid is instantly recognizable.

The internal design is a copy of the Purepower RX, confirming my words about marketing, not technical, reasons for the division between the two PSU series from Thermaltake.

The PSU is manufactured by CWT. It has an active PFC device, three parallel heatsinks and a non-removable side panel. All of this is already familiar to us.

The PSU is declared to have four +12V output lines with an 18A current limiter on each, but the maximum combined current is not indicated. I only found it at the manufacturer’s website. It is 48A, which means 576W. This is close to the PSU’s total output power.

The PSU offers the following cables and connectors:

  • Mainboard cable with a 20+4-pin connector (48cm)
  • CPU cable with an 8-pin and a 4-pin connector (51+15cm)
  • Two graphics card cables with 6-pin connectors (50cm)
  • One cable with four Molex connectors and one FDD mini-plug on each (50+15+15+15+15cm)
  • One cable with three Molex connectors and one FDD mini-plug on each (50+15+15+15cm)
  • Two cables with three SATA power connectors on each (50+15+15cm)

So, the only difference from the Purepower RX is the six SATA power connectors instead of four. Every cable is sleeved.

 
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