Thortech are a division of the DRAM brand “GeIL” or Golden Emperor International Limited best known for making enthusiast orientated DDR3 modules. GeIL have been in the business of making consumer power supplies for only a short while, just over 3 years now and in that time they haven’t really managed to gain much traction in the consumer market place despite having 15 years of experience making industrial power supplies. As I’ve seen with previous Thortech products the main problems are not with the product itself but the main problems derive from poor or non-existent availability which in turn leads to highly uncompetitive pricing. If you combine that with the relatively non-existent presence of Thortech as a company, and a brand, and what you end up with is an uncompetitive product in terms of pricing from an obscure brand consumers are unsure about, or just unaware of. I have no doubt today we will see a similar thing.
Today we are reviewing the Thortech Thunderbolt Plus 850W power supply which is semi-modular in design, has 80 Plus Gold certification and comes with Thortech’s iPower Meter. Below you can see Thortech’s rather primitive specifications table but there is a more detailed set of specifications available on the next page, so let’s proceed!