This spec sheet, from the Thermaltake website, contains a lot of information, but there are several things that jump out. Probably the most impressive are the Amp ratings of the four +12V rails. The first and second rails are rated at 20A each, and the third and fourth carry a rating of a whopping 36A each. That's a hell of a lot of power, folks! Thermaltake rates this PSU stable at 1,000 watts continuous at 50C, too. Some unscrupulous suppliers rate their PSU's at some ridiculously low temperature, but not Thermaltake. Let's face facts, if the inside of your chassis is running in excess of 120F, you've got problems. Extremely tight voltage regulation (+/- 3%,) active power factor correction and efficiency exceeding 80% are outstanding features that will keep the most demanding hardware happily chugging away. It just might save you a buck or two on your electricity bill, too. The 1000W is quite long, at almost eight inches, and my cause fitment issues in some chassis'. As the name suggests, this is a modular PSU and includes a variety of sleeved cables for virtually any hardware configuration one is likely to encounter. The 140mm fan responds to increased demand by ramping up the RPMs to keep the internals cool, while remaining whisper quiet. There are also a full compliment of protections and certifications.
The box is significantly larger than the vast majority of Thermaltake's offerings we've seen in the past. This is due, in part, to the larger size of the PSU itself, but also in response to the large bag of cables included with the 1000W. There is also the power cord, mounting screws and a silicone gasket for noise isolation. The manual that comes with most PSU's is relatively innocuous, but this one actually has some useful information for the end user. We'll go over that a little later. The green sheet details Thermaltake's “Key 3 Spirit” concept and includes a case badge.