Toughpower Grand RGB PSUs are colorful and affordable

Thermaltake loves to add RGB LEDs to computer parts. The company already offers a power supply with an RGB LED-illuminated fan inside it, but it's now bringing rainbow-lit PSUs to a more affordable price point with its new Toughpower Grand RGB series. The new power supplies are available in 650W, 750W, and 850W varieties. All mobiles sport 256-color Thermaltake Riing 14 140-mm fans, fully modular cabling, and carry 80 Plus Gold certification.

The Riing 14 fan inside the Grand RGB power supplies can shine in any of 256 colors, or one of five built-in lighting modes. The fan has a memory function, meaning it can save its color settings and ensure they persist between reboots. The fan has a hydraulic bearing for reduced noise, and it's mounted on the "top" panel of the PSU. Power supplies can be run in either orientation, but Thermaltake claims that having the fan facing the top can improve the thermals of hot components inside the PC case by up to 5.4° F (3° C). Injected rubber dampers on the corners should help reduce the transmission of vibration from the fan to the chassis. Users can press a button on the back of the PSU to engage "Smart Zero Fan" mode, which shuts the fan down when the load drops below 20%.

Thermaltake says the Grand RGB range uses 100% Japanese capacitors that can withstand temperatures up 105° C. Fully modular flat cables should help sell the Toughpower to those with an aversion to "ketchup-and-mustard" cabling. All Grand RGB units share the same 5.9" x 3.4" x 6.3" (or 15 cm x 8.6 cm x 16 cm) external dimensions.

Newegg has product listings for all three Toughpower Grand RGB power supply models, available for purchase starting on December 23. The 650W model will sell for $90, the 750W unit will be priced for $100, and the top-dog 850W model has a $120 sticker price.

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    • zealeus
    • 3 years ago

    Don’t forget: These are VR ready, too!!! :-O

    • BillyBuerger
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]... and unlike most modern PSUs, it's mounted on the top panel of the PSU. Thermaltake claims this design improves the thermals of hot components inside the PC...[/quote<] Where did this come from? I checked their product page and they mention you can use it face up to reduce temps of other components which seems to be where the claim comes from. But you can mount most PSUs fan up or fan down as you see fit. And of course using your PSU to remove hot air from other components means your PSU will run warmer and therefore it will have to spin the fan faster our louder to compensate.

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      Thermaltake’s product pages have a diagram about these claims.

      We did take the opportunity to clarify the article’s wording on the topic, however.

    • SoM
    • 3 years ago

    great, more RGB c**p

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    You poor man, Wayne.

    All these RGBLED press releases must make you want to gouge your own eyes out.

    I dunno – maybe you love chintzy asian bling and reporting on this unfortunate and contageous fad makes you glow with excitement?

      • RAGEPRO
      • 3 years ago

      I can’t speak for Wayne, but yeah I kinda like this stuff. It’s goofy in a way, but gosh darn it to heck if the 12 year old in me doesn’t see this kind of thing and go “OMG IT GLOWS!”

        • DancinJack
        • 3 years ago

        seriously?

          • RAGEPRO
          • 3 years ago

          Yeah. What, you hate colors or somethin’? Must be a Reaper main.

            • DancinJack
            • 3 years ago

            Nah, I love color! I just don’t think all this RGB LED stuff actually looks good on computer hardware. I mean, I acknowledge everyone can have their opinion, but PC stuff is so often gaudy and overdone I just don’t see the appeal of them. /shrug

            • Chrispy_
            • 3 years ago

            It’s the gaudy and overdone thing; I love lighting and backlighting and tasteful colour-coordinated styling, but the RGBLED craze seems to be nothing other than MORE=BETTER which is a massive fallacy when it comes to class, styling and taste (for me at least).

            More often than not, less=better.

      • EzioAs
      • 3 years ago

      Chintzy asian bling? What are you implying?

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 3 years ago

    I definitely did a double take when I saw RGB and PSU in the headline. Is there anything left? I guess we’re missing RGB IEC cables

      • Chrispy_
      • 3 years ago

      They’re not quite finished yet:

      RGBLED cable ties.
      RGBLED sound-absorbing foam.
      RGBLED thumbscrews.
      [s<]RGBLED mouse mats[/s<] oh wait, we've already had those.

        • meerkt
        • 3 years ago

        RGB modular PSU cables.
        RGB motherboard capacitors.
        RGB motherboard traces.
        RGB HDD platters.

      • Fieryphoenix
      • 3 years ago

      I’m waiting for RGB RGBs.

        • Pville_Piper
        • 3 years ago

        That’d be like discoing a disco…

      • Pville_Piper
      • 3 years ago

      Oh great, I can see the design engineers now… “RGB IEC cables, BRILLANT!!!”

    • Kretschmer
    • 3 years ago

    I see “RGB” I say “pass.” This industry cancer has to end.

      • drfish
      • 3 years ago

      I’m sure the industry is just biding time with RGB LEDs until they’re ready to unleash the next truly big thing. Right?

      • zacharyt1122
      • 3 years ago

      I don’t see the problem with RGB as long as it can be shut off. Saying something is a cancer because you personally don’t like it takes away the spirit of modding PC’s. If you don’t like it go get a Macbook.

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