The Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 1200W box is large and heavy. The top of the package has two carry handles which are made from a felt material.
The top of the box opens up to reveal the power supply underneath thick foam padding.
The contents are extensive. The modular cables are stored inside a felt bag. There is also a regional specific power connector, the iPower Meter, mounting screws and a bag of cable ties to help with the installation phase of the system build. The company also supply a ‘quick installation guide’, which is a basic user manual.
The iPower meter can be installed inside a 5.25 inch drive bay and offers read out values for power consumption, voltages and efficiency. It can also list temperature and the speed of the fan in RPM.
iPower Meter also can adjust the fan to one of two speeds, ‘quiet’ and ‘full’. Quiet mode is based on PWM, and related to internal temperatures. Full mode spins the fan at 100% all the time, regardless of internal temperature.
We would advise to leave this on the standard quiet mode. We think this is a cool addition to the bundle.
Thortech supply a felt bag which opens up to reveal the modular cables.
Above left are the modular cables, and above right – the hardwired cables which emerge directly from the power supply chassis. We would have liked to see less hardwired and more modular cables however.
All of the cables are sleeved to high quality (18AWG).
|MB 20+4 pin||x1 (530mm)|
|EPS12V 4+4 pin||x1 (580mm)|
|EPS12V 8 pin||x1 (580mm)|
|PCI E 8 pin (6 pin +2)||x4 (hardwired – 580mm) &
x4 (modular – 580mm)
|Sata power connectors||x4 (hardwired – 580mm + 150mm)
x8 (modular – 480mm + 150mm)
|Peripheral 4 pin (molex)||x6 (530mm + 180mm)|
|Floppy connector||x1 (180mm)|
|iPower Meter 6 Pin||x1|
There are no shortage of cables with the Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 1200W, much as we would expect in this price range. This supply can cater to the most demanding of systems with up to 4 high end video cards. The 20+4 pin cable is a little short for such a high end 1200W power supply however, as are the EPS connectors. 650mm would be an ideal length for super tower cases.