February 3, 2023

Thermaltake’s Toughpower GF1 Snow Version 850W PSU is right down to $115 at Newegg, an excellent value for a 80+ licensed modular PSU in a colourway that is good for builds with different light-coloured parts like motherboards, AIOs and graphics playing cards. The ability provide usually prices $140, making this a neat $25 low cost beneath the US MSRP.

This energy provide is within the ‘A’ tier of the LTT Boards PSU tier checklist, so it is a strong alternative by way of energy supply and reliability. I additionally just like the cables supplied with the PSU, that are flat and white – making them a perfect alternative for an all white or white/black ‘stormtrooper’ construct. As it is a modular energy provide, you solely want to attach the cables you are utilizing, leaving more room in your case and minimising cable litter.

Traditionally I would not advocate such excessive wattage PSUs for single-GPU techniques, however the creation of the GeForce RTX 30 and 40-series (and, to a lesser extent their AMD Radeon RX counterparts), GPU makers are recommending these higher-end PSUs to account for each sustained load and transient voltage spikes. This 850W choice, subsequently, is smart particularly for those who’re going for a high-end RTX 4090, RTX 4080, RX 7900 XTX and so forth – particularly for those who’re utilizing an overclocked card or plan on overclocking your self.

For the cash, I believe it is a fairly good choice for anybody constructing a white-themed PC – however what do you suppose? Let me know within the feedback beneath.

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