Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 650W / TPG-650M
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Solid and Quiet
Todd F., Newegg
4 weeks ago
Summary: So far, after one month, it has been operating perfectly. With a 7 year warranty I expect it will be the power system I use when I upgrade again. Thermaltake has really impressed me with their quality and professional presentation of their products.
Pros: Installation of the PSU was pretty easy, though it is longer than I am used to. The connectors can be a little difficult to plug in after the unit is installed with the MB next to it, especially since the connectors you will add last are in the center of the PSU. Great for a mid to full tower case. It runs very quiet. The packaging was beautiful and really impressed me.
Cons: If you are going to put this into anything smaller than a mid tower case you will find you won't have much room to make the connections. Probably best to connect the power cables before installing it in the case.
Summary: Don't pay attention to andrew w, he's obviously too smart for his own good. power supply not only came with 3 long screw and a 4th short grounding screw, but also came with rubber covers for the rounded corners to make sure it was flush in a SQUARE case. The covers also serve to reduce any potential sound from rattling (as the rounded edges are not flush against the lip of the power supply mounting position).
Pros: Runs an i5 4690K, AMD R9 290 OCII, i80 water cooler, and basic SSD/HDD/DVD drive setup just fine. Believe there is power left over for 2 Vid cards down the road if needed. Loved the modular design. And did not run into the problem of mismatched labels listed by other reviews.
Cons: None. Does the job, and looks nice doing it.
Thermaltake ToughPower Grand TPG-0850M review by ΛСΞ
Richard H., Newegg
1 October 2014
Summary: This PSU was a quick and easy install. The flat modular cabling made the install look very clean. I like the fact that they have a model with fully modular cabling now. They listen to feedback and deliver. This has very good components inside and a great warranty so it was an easy choice for me. My specs: Thermaltake Level 10 GT MSI z68 GD80 1155 Intel 2600k 8GB G.Skill Sniper series 120 GB Sandisk Extreme SSD(boot) 2TB WD HDD(storage/steam/origin) ZOTAC AMP!
Pros: Tough Components 80 Plus gold rating Fully modular Flat cables Awesome 5 year warranty and great support SLI/Crossfire Ready Easy mod for custom Sleeving of cables Quiet fan
Report about "1 word...!!!!! JUNK !!!!! 5 weeks old!"
MICHAEL P., Newegg
12 August 2014
Pros: Customer Service at Thermaltake is GREAT! This product may have BOMBED miserably, but Thermaltake RMA is a piece of cake, and they are going to ship this paper weight to and from at no cost. I'm within the 90 day ownership period, so THEY pay the shipping and fix/replace my product. CS seems to think I have a fan issue, causing thermal protection to kick on...makes sense from what I'm experiencing. Hopefully the repair/replacement is much better. I'll keep y'all poste...
Summary: My build: CM - HAF 932 Asus - Crosshair V Formula Z AMD FX-8350, 4.0G/4.2G (NO OC) 4x Patriot DDR3 1333 4GB (16GB Total) 2x Asus - R9-270OC DC2 (Crossfire, NO OC) BluRay Drive Corsair 256GB SSD WD 1.0T SATA3 HDD SeaGate 1.5GB SATA3 HDD 3x 230mm fans, 1x 140mm fan, 1x 120mm fan, CM EVO 212 Hyper w/2x 120mm CM JetFlo It's NOT heat, I should have PLENTY of cooling. 850 watts should be adequate power. SO...ThermalTake...WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED?
Pros: Looks nice, FULL modular, red striping matches my scheme (See other thoughts), enough power for my build.
Cons: PURE JUNK! I used this thing for 5 weeks to power my new build. Needed more power than the existing 3 year old 500 watt PSU I had (which I am using until I go and by ANOTHER replacement) Left on a business trip last Tuesday morning...UNPLUGGED EVERYTHING! I returned home Saturday morning, plugged in the PC and noticed a clicking noise (not the fan BTW). I didn't think much of it, until the PC shut off like it lost all power...which it had. I completely rebuilt my mach...
Summary: I wanted to make clear what I obviously didn't in my initial review, which is that the CPU power IS (INCORRECTLY LABELED AS) a red input. My apologies to Jan B., who apparently misunderstood what I meant. TT did a sloppy job labeling the unit, but it works perfectly, provided you know ahead of time that the labeling of inputs is poor.
Pros: It works very well. It's quiet, and I have no power issues.
Cons: The mislabeling of the CPU power is a pretty big deal, but if you know it's there and pay attention to color-coding, it's not difficult to work around. They definitely get docked an egg for this.
Summary: I am such a fool. I vacillated on this purchase but finally decided to ignore the bad reviews because - get this - I thought it looked cool. I started having odd probs with my computer that i thought were memory problems. Eventually my computer failed to boot. Finally, after trying to track down the issue, I swapped out this PSU with a Corsair 500 just to see. My computer started right up. So I swapped the Thermaltake back in, and it wouldn't boot.
Pros: - Looks nice - Modular cabling makes it easy to keep the interior clean
Cons: - Lasted less than two months (just long enough for me to be unable to return for a refund)