Date: April 26th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Thermaltake touts the finish as “a High-Tech Black coating,” but it's actually more of a gunmetal gray color. Whatever color it is, it's quite attractive with a metallic look. The label features an abbreviated specification list and the customary certifications and warnings.
Here you can see the size difference between a “normal” PSU and the much longer 1000W.
The 140mm cooling fan lives behind a stamped grill with the Thermaltake logo in the center.
The rear of the PSU is fairly conventional, with a honeycomb area for ventilation, and the socket for the power cord. The large red power switch lights up when the unit is powered up and due to the internal switching scheme, no voltage selector is present.
The sockets for the modular cables are color-coded and labeled to aid the user during installation. The manual states that, “…when trying to connect more than one connector to a graphic card, it is strongly recommended to choose the connectors from exactly the same +12V rail
.” With this labeling system, Thermaltake has made it very easy to do.
I'm a little dismayed to find that the cables aren't sleeved all the way into the case, and the opening for the cables lacks a grommet. This may be an omission on this particular unit, as the stock photos clearly show a protective grommet in this location, but this review sample hasn't got one.