Date: June 27th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thermaltake USA
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
Moving to the rear, we have the power cord socket and switch. Internal circuitry precludes the need for an input current switch. The honeycomb grille will allow ample airflow through the RX 600W, keeping the internals nice and cool.
All cables are sleeved in a black mesh material, secured with zip-ties and heatshrink tubing. Connections are plentiful, labels help with installation and cable lengths are generous. While most all manufacturers hardwire the 20/24-pin mobo cable, the vast majority also hardwire the 4/8-pin +12V cable as well. For the RX 600W, Thermaltake has chosen to place a 6-pin PCI-E cable here. While I don't see a problem with this, it's just a bit out of the ordinary. However…
…I don't really care for the 4/8-pin cable arrangement that's supplied here. I'd rather see either a Siamese solution or two separate cables. With this configuration, some of the modular advantages are lost, and the cable needs to be longer than necessary. A minor thing, really, but worth mentioning.
As I mentioned earlier, the main connectors include an ATX plug convertible from 20- to 24-pins and an 8-pin PCI-E plug. An adapter cable is included to convert this to 6-pin PCI-E. The pins are gold-plated and the cables are sleeved.