Date: September 11, 2007
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Kingwin
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PRODUCT PICTORAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
….eight molex connectors
….six SATA connectors
….and two PCIe connectors. These connectors have a neat twist to them, in that they use a 6+2 pin configuration. This covers both regular, current-gen PCIe video cards, as well as the newest 8-pin cards, simply by adding the separate 2-pin plug. Nice touch.
Another quick note on those power connectors. That contrasting ring around the power jack is also LED lit. I was surprised that instead of using a bank of LED's that all come on when power is applied, Kingwin chose to have the LED's only light if there is a power cord plugged in and supplying power to whatever peripheral you have it plugged into. Very classy, and a very nice touch indeed.
The only problem I can see with the cabling is the length of the connectors. Users with a small chassis might find it tough to squeeze the cabling in between the PSU and an optical drive.
Let's get to testing.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
For this test, I'm using my stock test bed, specs as listed below:
Intel P4 2.8c processor at 3.2ghz
Chaintech 9CJS motherboard
2x512mb Giel DDR400 RAM
Radeon x800gt video card
2x Maxtor 200gb HDDs
1x Maxtor 300gb HDD
1x Seagate 750gb HDD
Pioneer DVD burner
Testing was done running Prime95, while simultaneously transferring a 50gb audio file from one HDD to another repeatedly.
Starting voltages were well within spec, and barely fluctuated from their starting point. The 12v rails stayed within 12.1 – 12.3v under the hardest testing, while the 5v rail stayed solid. The 3.3v rail lowered to 3.3v exactly under heavy load. Not bad at all.