Date: May 10th, 2007
Article by: Karl Van der Walt(Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Nexus
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH
Here you can see the modular cable system in all its glory. This is a feature I feel should be included on all PSUs today. The PSU is finished in a simple near matte black. You can also see that the non-modular cables are neatly sleeved all the way into the PSU.
The back of the PSU is well ventilated and should provide ample airflow to cool the internal components. You will also note the absence of a voltage selection switch; this is due to the PSUs automatic voltage selection. Anyone who has forgotten to check a switch when installing a PSU will really appreciate this feature.
Now, on to the modular cables. Here you can see Nexus has been kind enough to include a cable for an additional PCIE GFX card as well as a cable that will allow for a second CPU on a multiprocessor motherboard. If you want to have both the dual CPUs and two GFX cards then you may be out of luck depending on the motherboards connectors. Then again, if you are building that kind of system, 600Watts is probably not going to be enough anyway.
Here are the SATA power connectors (top) and your standard power connectors (bottom). I was particularly impressed with the inclusion of the clips on the regular HDD/ optical drive Molex connectors. I am sure most of you have had headaches in the past with overly tight fitting optical power connectors. I for one have broken connectors or seriously cut up my hands trying to remove the power leads from CD/DVD drives. With this system the task is quick and painless.