Depending on how you look at things, the power supply is arguably the most important component in a build, and is at least one of the most underrated. Thermaltake over the years has worked hard to be known as one of a handful of reliable PSU brands, and its Toughpower and Smart Series are generally well received around the Web. Today both of those lines are expanding with new wattage options.
Thermaltake is fleshing out its Toughpower series with 550W, 650W, and 750W models, each of which is 80 Plus Gold certified with 87-92 percent efficiency at 20-100 percent load under real world load conditions. In addition to 80 Plus Gold certification, these Toughpower units live up to their name with massive single +12V rails delivering 50A on the 550W and 750W models, and 60W on the 850W model, and by using 100 percent Japanese capacitors.
Rounding out the Smart Series are 750W and 850W models. These are 80 Plus Bronze certified to deliver 82-88 percent efficiency at 20-100 percent load under real world load conditions. Single +12V rails are also a staple of Thermaltake's Smart units, with 62A available on the 750W and 70W on the 850W. They use flat modular cables and are similar to previous Smart models, except the 750W and 850W adopt 100 percent Japanese capacitors like the Toughpower line.