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Cables and Connectors

The PSU has the following cables and connectors:

  • Mainboard cable with a 20+4-pin connector (52cm)
  • CPU cable with an 8-pin connector (56cm)
  • CPU cable with a 4-pin connector (52cm)
  • Two graphics card cables with one 6+2-pin connector on each (59cm)
  • One cable with three SATA power plugs (32+14+14cm)
  • Two connectors for graphics card cables
  • Four connectors for peripheral cables

Included with the PSU are:

  • Two graphics card cables with two 6+2-pin connectors on each (55cm)
  • One cable with three Molex connectors (55+15+15cm)
  • One cable with three Molex connectors (45+15+15cm)
  • One cable with two Molex connectors (36+15cm)
  • One cable with three SATA power connectors (55+15+15cm)
  • One cable with three SATA power connectors (45+15+15cm)
  • One cable with two SATA power connectors (35+15cm)
  • One adapter from a Molex connector into two floppy-drive plugs (15cm)

The list is long and the M12D may seem to offer the richest selection of connectors among the PSUs included into this review, but this is not so. It is only the handiest. Instead of a heap of identical cables the manufacturer has included a set in which each cable has a specific length, so you can choose what suits you and your system case best.

The number of connectors is more than sufficient, though. There are six graphics card connectors, 12 SATA and eight PATA power connectors. It is hard to imagine a system that would require more.

Specifications

The PSU is rated for a continuous output power up to 850W. It can deliver 840W across the +12V rail split into two “virtual” output lines.

UPS Compatibility

Together with an APC BackUPS SC 620 this PSU worked at loads up to 360W (from both the mains and the batteries). The pair switched to the batteries normally. The UPS was stable.

 
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