Value for Money - 90%
Quality - 94%
Look/Feel - 94%
Extra's/Features - 90%
So what happens when you take a good OEM power supply from Seasonic and you give it to the ASUS ROG R&D team…you get the ASUS ROG THOR 850W PSU, a thing of beauty and power that even the gods would be happy with!
The ASUS ROG THOR 850W is the smaller brother of the ROG PSU range, its bigger brother the 1200W. Coming in at R4500(but on special at Evetech for R3999) it might seem a bit high, especially for an 850W PSU. But there is a reason for this. The ROG THOR is certified at 80 Plus Platinum, the first(that I know of) for ANY 850W Gamer centric PSU. It features full modular cable with most of the cables sleeved in black. You do get a voucher for 20% off Cablemods sleeved cables if black is not your style. The box also includes 2 power cables(kettle cables).
Now there are some features of the ROG THOR that I really love, firstly the new OLED display. This little screen displays what your current watt usage is and it looks amazing when it scrolls back to the THOR logo. Then it also features ARGB led’s built into the unit especially the ROG Logo. When you first switch on the THOR it defaults to ROG Red. You can only change the colour if you connect the ARGB Header on the THOR to your motherboard and it needs to be a 3-pin header(on your motherboard). One thing to note as well is that the OLED display and ROG logo sits with the fan pointing up into your pc chassis, this will not change anything to your thermal performance of your chassis(as most other PSU’s fans sit at the bottom of the chassis). The fan only sucks in air and blows out the hot air at the back of the THOR PSU.
Secondly, I love the fact that you can turn the fan off on the ROG THOR, this can be done by a dedicated button on the back of the PSU chassis. The one thing that I can maybe see happening is switching it off by accident as the button sits right next to the power switch. The other third feature that I really love(and this is the biggest selling point for me) is that it is 80 Plus Platinum rated and comes with a 10 Year Warranty! That is right 10 freaking years!
I am really pleased with the ROG THOR 850W PSU, it has performance, looks and has your cable management needs sorted with its fully modular design. The price might be a problem for some gamers but for what you get and the 10-year Warranty it is a really worthwhile to buy. I would recommend this to any Gamer that loves RGB and being unique in there chassis builds. This is your local mad scientist signing out…time to start working on my new pc build…