Tagan 2-Force II TG700-U33 700w PSU

Packaging & Appearance


It's certainly fair to say that some of Tagan's previous power supplies have featured the most outlandish and extravagant packaging of any product we've ever reviewed here at Overclock3D. From leather suitcases to leather toolboxes, we've always been impressed by the protection provided by this packaging but wondered how much extra cost has been passed on to the end user.

However, this time around Tagan have gone for a more regular approach to their packaging and have placed the TG700-U33 inside a double walled cardboard box complete with a cardboard outer sleeve.

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Box Tagan 2-Force II 700w Packaging

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Packaging Tagan 2-Force II 700w Packaging

The outer packaging is quite simplistic, featuring a dark black and purple background along with Tagan's trademark stealth figher aircraft. Around the side of the packaging, Tagan have provided detailed specs on the TG700-U33's noise output at various load levels along with a table showing how the 700w is distributed among the 8 rails inside the unit.

At the back of the packaging, a list of features not dissimilar to the specifications on page 1 can be found in a total of 7 languages.

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Contents

Tagan have placed the TG700-U33 inside a bubble wrap bag that protects the unit from scratches and other minor courier inflicted damage. Also included in the box are the following items:

• Tagan 2-Force II Series manual.
• Shielded power cable.
• Vibration dampening silicon PSU surround.
• Case screws.


When compared to the likes of Tagan's I-Xeye II and U88 range, the U33 certainly seems the most mature of the bunch. No LED fans or other gimmicks have been used, and the plain black powder coated surface of the unit looks professional and unoffensive.

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Back Tagan 2-Force II 700w Top

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Switch Tagan 2-Force II 700w Fan

The back of the unit sports an 80mm fan protected by one of Tagan's chrome fan grilles along with a rather hefty power switch and the Tagan 2-Force "Turbo" rail combining slider. Unfortunately during testing we actually encountered some problems with the switch not making proper contact when in the 'On' position. This subsequently caused arcing and produced a cracking sound at random intervals inside the switch. Hopefully this is just an isolated incident and retail units will not suffer from the same issue.

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Front Tagan 2-Force II 700w Side

Tagan 2-Force II 700w Side Tagan 2-Force II 700w Bottom

Both sides of the casing feature an Aztec style grill that stretches the length of the unit. Whether or not these grills provide the unit with essential ventilation or are just for aesthetics is not clear, but it looks good neverless!

At the back of the unit is yet another 80mm fan. This dual fan design is very similar to the TG1100-U95 Turbojet and provides optimal airflow through the unit by using a push/pull configuration with the fans.
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Most Recent Comments

02-08-2007, 08:54:00

Linky doesn't work Quote

02-08-2007, 08:59:38

Originally Posted by name='Bungral'
Linky doesn't work
Bah...fixed Thx for the headsup Quote

02-08-2007, 10:15:26

Good review, a nice read.

The PSU looks pretty nice and performs well, But as said in the view wasn't able to keep up with others when it came to efficiency.Quote

02-08-2007, 10:23:58

Originally Posted by name='Toxcity'
Good review, a nice read.

The PSU looks pretty nice and performs well, But as said in the view wasn't able to keep up with others when it came to efficiency.
Yeah ideally I would have liked to give it an 8.5 for "Performance" but our graph doesn't allow that . 80% efficiency is by no means poor, but there's others out there that will hit 84%.Quote

02-08-2007, 10:57:05

Mr. Smith
I need a new psu as my hiper is blue and I'm not going with a blue theme in my rig refresh...

I think £100 is my price point. Corsair 640w is a big contender, this could be too.

I know you don't need a mahoosive psu but i want to be able to power the upcoming 9800gtx or ati equiv. I want a psu that I can keep for a long time...

Nice review, a few extra touches, the good, the bad and the ugly influence made me laughQuote

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