Date: November 28th, 2007
Article by: Karl Van der Walt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: X-Spice
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION (cont'd)
Included in the small box next to the PSU are the power leads as well as a power cord and 2 6 to 8 pin PCIe adapters should your graphics card require the newer 8 pin connector.
The cables shown here were all coiled and tied neatly in the same small box as the power cord and adapters shown above. I will break down the cables by individual type in the walkthrough later.
Last out of the box is the PSU itself. I personally would have liked to have seen a modular cable design as I feel this should be standard on all mid to high end PSUs today but that is not a fault on X Spice's end, simply my preference. The PSU itself has a pleasant aesthetic and is finished in a dark metallic gray. You can also see that all the cables are sleeved and as an added touch the cables were bundled and secured with a Velcro strip. This strip proved handy later on during the installation phase of this review.
The back of the PSU has a cool industrial look and the grill system should provide adequate ventilation for the unit. You will also note that the PSU does not have a voltage selection switch. This is taken care of by internal power selection.
The extractor fan is larger than 12cm although no specifications for it were listed on the information PDF I was sent for the product. I would guess 14cm but that is observation not fact, if I come across the correct information I will update the review. The fan contains blue LEDs that help add a visual appeal to the unit in a windowed case.