Montech Titan Gold 1200W PSU Review

The Montech Titan Gold 1200W is almost identical to the Thermaltake GF3 1200W, costing less, while covered by the same ten-year warranty. It currently is the most affordable true ATX v3.0 1200W unit, certified by Cybenetics, close to the 200 dollar mark. 

The Montech Titan Gold 1200W is included in my best ATX v3.0 & PCIe 5.0 PSU picks article.

An undeniable fact is that ATX v3.0 and PCIe 5.o ready PSUs are way more expensive than the previous generations’ ones because of the changes required to adapt to the stricter requirements. So finding a 1200W ATX v3.0 PSU costing close to the $200 mark is a pleasant surprise showing that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and at some point, the prices of the new PSUs will drop. Montech used Channell Well Technology’s popular CSZ platform, also used in the Thermaltake GF3 1200 model, for its Titan Gold 1200 unit. All members of the Titan Gold family use the CSZ platform, which was among the first that could be upgraded to meet the strict ATX v3.0 requirements.

I have already reviewed the Montech Titan Gold 1000W; its review is here.


The Montech Titan Gold 1200W has compact enough dimensions for its capacity, measuring 160mm in length. Besides the Cybenetics Gold efficiency certification, it also has a Cybenetics Standard+ (35-40 dB[A]) in noise output, meaning it is not a silent PSU. Still, I will provide detailed noise output details later in this review. Its cooling handles a 135mm FDB fan, provided by Hong Hua.



Technical Specifications:
  • Manufacturer (OEM): CWT
  • Max Power: 1200W
  • Cybenetics Efficiency: [115V] Cybenetics Gold (87-89%)
  • 80 Plus Efficiency: Gold
  • Noise: Cybenetics Standard+ (35-40 dB[A])
  • Compliance: ATX v3.0, EPS 2.92
  • Operating Temperature (Continuous Full Load): 0 – 45°C
  • Alternative Low Power Mode support: Yes
  • Power 12V combined: 1200W
  • Number of 12V rails: 1
  • Power 5V + 3.3v: 120W
  • Power 5VSB: 15W
  • Cooling: 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (HA13525H12SF-Z)
  • Semi-Passive Operation: ✓ (selectable)
  • Modular Design: Yes (Fully)
  • High Power Connectors: 2x EPS (2x cables), 4x PCIe 6+2 pin (2x cables), 1x PCIe 12+4 pin (600W)
  • Peripheral Connectors: 12x SATA (3x cables), 4x 4-pin Molex (single cable)
  • ATX Cable Length: 600mm
  • EPS Cable Length: 700mm
  • 12VHPWR Cable Length: 600mm
  • Distance between SATA: 150mm
  • Distance between 4-pin Molex: 120mm
  • In-cable capacitors: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 150 mm x 85 mm x 160mm
  • Weight: 1.88 kg (4.14 lb)
  • Warranty: ten years
  • Stree price (excluding VAT): $199-210 (depending on the store)

Power Specifications

Rail 3.3V 5V 12V 5VSB -12V
Max. Power Amps 22 22 100 3 0.3
Watts 120 1200 15 3.6
Total Max. Power (W) 1200
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6 thoughts on “Montech Titan Gold 1200W PSU Review

  1. Thanks Hardware Busters for the review on the Montech Titan PSU line. I never would have given Montech a chance without your knowledge. I ordered a Montech Titan 1200 for my new PC rig. I fully support new companies bringing quality and competition to any market.

  2. My unit has coil whine (more like intermittent chirping) at low loads. As soon as I launch a game or put a 50 – 100w+ load on the system it’s dead silent.

    I’ve managed to ‘fix’ it by disabling Intel c6 and c7 states (c1e enabled) and increasing idle GPU clocks from 210/400 to 300/810 MHz using nvidia-smi. If I disable all the c states including c1e I can keep the GPU at stock idle speeds, but I don’t want my CPU at maximum voltage all the time.

    The reason this works is because, for whatever reason, the chirping seems to be caused by very low loads on the +12v rail. I’m guessing the PSU is trying to retain gold efficiency across the entire load range on the +12v rail and it struggles at very low loads.

    When idling and light browsing at stock settings my CPU consumes 2 – 5w and the GPU consumes 30w. With c6/7 states disabled and higher GPU clocks the CPU consumes 5 – 15w and the GPU consumes 40w. That’s a 20w increase and it’s 100% worth it because the chirping is unbearable without headphones.

    i7 13700k
    32GB DDR5 6400MHz
    Palit Gamerock RTX 3090 Ti

      1. I’ve owned many power supplies and this is the first one that exhibits this behavior. There have been reports of it happening on other CWT CSZ based PSUs (TT GF3, NZXT C1200), but it doesn’t seem to be a widespread problem. It’s probably just a bad batch or a small percentage of defective units.
        Fortunately it’s easy to fix by slightly increasing idle power consumption.

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