8-way SLI and Crossfire Power Supply (PSU) Roundup

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Thermaltake ToughPower 550W

The Thermaltake ToughPower 550 PSU

The Thermaltake ToughPower product line is advertised to be Thermaltake’s rock. Built using high efficient components and extreme voltage regulation, the ToughPower series promises to bring solid performance and reliability for your SLI or Crossfire gaming system.

Feature List

The Thermaltake ToughPower 550 PSU Label

  • Fan: 12 cm Ultra-silent fan
  • Dimensions: 15cm (W) x 8.6cm (H) x 14cm (L)
  • Modular: No
  • Cable sleeving: Yes
  • Number of 12V rails: 2
  • PCI Express, SLI, Crossfire, and Dual CPU ready
  • ATX 12V 2.0 compliant
  • Protection technologies: OCP, OVP, SCP, UVP, OLP, OTP

Unique Features

High Efficiency: The Thermaltake ToughPower 550 is advertised to be over 80% efficient. We expect this unit to be very similar to Antec’s Neo HE 550 since both are advertised as high efficient PSUs rated at 550W.

Pricing

The Thermaltake ToughPower 550W is priced at $129.99. So, this unit weighs in just a little higher than the Antec Neo HE 550W. These PSUs seem to be pretty even as far as specs and pricing is concerned, so it will come down to performance when judging the lower wattage units!

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