Review: THERMALTAKE Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W Gold PSU
The THERMALTAKE Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W Gold is a power supply unit that offers a range of impressive features for PC builders and gamers. With its 600W maximum output capacity and peak output capacity of 720W, this PSU provides ample power for most gaming setups.
One standout feature of the Toughpower GX1 is its RGB fan, which adds a stylish touch to any PC build. The fan illuminates in vibrant colors, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the system. The black color of the unit itself is sleek and complements various PC designs.
In terms of form factor, the Toughpower GX1 follows the standard ATX size, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of PC cases. Its dimensions of 150mm (W) x 86mm (H) x 140mm (D) make it compact enough to fit into most systems without any issues.
The PSU features active power factor correction (PFC), which helps to optimize power efficiency and stability. The power good signal indicates the power supply’s performance, with a range of 100-500 milliseconds. Moreover, the hold-up time of over 12 milliseconds at 80% of full load ensures consistent power delivery even under demanding conditions.
The Toughpower GX1 operates within a temperature range of +5°C to +40°C, allowing it to function effectively in typical PC environments. The cooling system consists of a 12cm hydraulic bearing fan, which efficiently dissipates heat and maintains optimal operating temperatures.
One of the notable advantages of this PSU is its energy efficiency. It meets the 80 PLUS®Gold certification standards at 115Vac input, indicating its high efficiency in converting power from the outlet into usable energy for the PC components. This efficiency not only helps reduce electricity bills but also minimizes heat output and promotes system longevity.
With a minimum MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 100,000 hours, the Toughpower GX1 demonstrates its reliability and durability. It has also received safety approvals from CE, TÜV SUD, FCC, UL, BSMI, and S-mark, assuring users of its adherence to industry standards.
In terms of connectivity, the PSU provides two PCI-E 6+2pin connectors, which are essential for powering high-performance graphics cards or other power-hungry components.
The Thermaltake Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W is a reliable and visually appealing power supply unit designed to enhance your PC build. With 10 preinstalled RGB LEDs on the 120mm fan, you can customize your system with 7 vibrant colors, including Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Purple, Light Blue, and White. It offers three illumination modes – Pulse, Full-lighted, and 256-color RGB Cycle, as well as an LED Off mode, allowing you to create stunning lighting effects with a simple press of the RGB lighting button. The built-in memory function ensures that your chosen color is saved and retained every time you power on your PC.
To ensure durability and stability, the Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W PSU is equipped with a high-quality Japanese 105°C/221°F main capacitor. This capacitor provides excellent performance and reliability, even under demanding conditions. The voltage regulation of the PSU is set to no more than ±3% for major rails, surpassing the industry standard and delivering superior power performance. This strict voltage regulation ensures optimal power delivery to your components, surpassing Intel’s standard of ±5% for major rails and ±10% for -12V.
The PSU boasts exceptional power supply stability, with a maximum ripple/noise lower than 60mV on the +12V rail and lower than 40mV on the +5V and +3.3V rails. This low ripple noise level ensures that your critical components, such as high-end graphics cards, operate reliably and efficiently for extended periods.
The Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W PSU features a 120mm RGB hydraulic bearing fan with intelligent RPM control. This ensures superior cooling performance while operating silently, providing an optimal balance between efficient cooling and reduced noise levels.
In summary, the Thermaltake Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W PSU offers a combination of reliable power delivery, stunning RGB lighting options, and exceptional cooling performance. With its high-quality Japanese main capacitor, strict voltage regulation, and low ripple noise levels, this PSU is built to provide stable and efficient power to your system. Whether you’re a PC enthusiast or a gamer, the Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W PSU is an excellent choice to elevate your build aesthetics and ensure reliable power performance.
Toughpower GX1 RGB 600W Gold SPECIFICATION
|MAX. OUTPUT CAPACITY||600W|
|PEAK OUTPUT CAPACITY||720W|
|DIMENSION ( W / H / D )||150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 140mm(D)|
|PFC (POWER FACTOR CORRECTION)||Active PFC|
|POWER GOOD SIGNAL||100-500 msec|
|HOLD UP TIME||> 12msec at 80% of full load|
|INPUT CURRENT||10A max.|
|INPUT FREQUENCY RANGE||50Hz – 60Hz|
|INPUT VOLTAGE||100V – 240V~|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE||+ 5°C to + 40°C|
|OPERATING HUMIDITY||20% to 85%, non-condensing|
|STORAGE TEMPERATURE||-40°C to + 55°C|
|STORAGE HUMIDITY||10% to 95%, non-condensing|
|COOLING SYSTEM||12cm hydraulic bearing fan|
|EFFICIENCY||Meet 80 PLUS®Gold at 115Vac input.|
|MTBF||100,000 hrs minimum|
|SAFETY APPROVAL||CE/TÜV SUD/FCC/UL/BSMI/S-mark|