Date: February 6th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: XCLIO
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
With the packing removed, we can see that the Stablepower has a matte black finish and a large 140mm cooling fan.
The obligatory side label gives some brief specs but not much more information.
The rear panel is honeycombed for ventilation and has only a switch and cord receptacle. Due to its automatic input voltage detection, an input selector switch is not needed.
The power cables exit the PSU through a rectangular hole. I'd really like to see some protection for the wires here, especially when most of them are not sleeved. Granted, this probably won't be an issue, but a short here could be catastrophic.
Only the main motherboard (20- or 24-pin) and 4-pin power cables are sleeved with the black mesh material, secured by heatshrink. The other cables are unsleeved, but kept tidy with wire ties at selected intervals. There are six 4-pin peripheral and one floppy power connector divided among two cables, plus four SATA and one six-pin PCI-E connectors.
NOTE: Opening the case on any PSU will likely void your warranty and can be very dangerous! There can be some serious voltage stored here! Do not try this at home!