Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Platinum 700W Power Supply Review

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Unboxing the TGP-700M

The box

Thermaltake supplies the Toughpower Grand Platinum 700W unit in a fairly large cardboard box covered with extensive artwork. Inside the box we found the power supply wrapped inside a nylon pouch and protected by polyethylene foam slabs, ensuring its protection during transport.

The box (rear)

The rear of the box is a small manual, with Thermaltake opting for visual material rather than a multi-lingual list of features. There is a table with the electrical specifications of the unit, another one with the number of connectors and many icons regarding the features and certifications that this unit has.

Bundled items

The items bundle could have been much better but there are a few unique parts supplied with this unit. Besides the typical A/C power cable and basic manual, we found a few short cable ties, a set of four long 3M mounting screws, plastic cable locks, anti-vibration rubber elbows and a nylon bag for storing the unused modular cables. There also is a Molex to floppy adapter, unfortunately not in any way matching the rest of the cables supplied with this unit.

Modular cables

Perhaps the most unique feature of the Toughpower Grand Platinum 700W power supply is the white cables. The modular cables are flat, ribbon-like cables without any sleeving and with snow-white insulation, including the PCIe cable. The connectors of the Molex/SATA cables are black, while the PCI-E connectors are red.

Connector close-up

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