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Exterior Design

Despite the impressive dimensions of the box, the PSU is large but not huge. It is 200 millimeters long, which is 60 millimeters longer than the standard ATX unit but, for example, 20 millimeters shorter than the Chieftec Super Series.

The PSU has a perfectly standard housing except that the On/Off button is larger than usual. It is cooled with a single 140mm fan.

As you can see in the photo, some of the vent holes are blocked with plastic film from the inside of the PSU case. Running a little ahead, I can tell you that this is electric insulation of the standby source. Although this film has a negative effect on cooling, the engineers just had no choice.

Some of the PSU’s cables are detachable. There are nine Molex Mini-Fit Jr. connectors for them: six for graphics card cables and four for peripheral cables. The connectors differ in color as well as in the position of the keys, so you won’t be able to plug an HDD cable into a connector for a graphics card cable by mistake.

The color of the graphics card connectors, red or blue, indicates what +12V line the connector belongs to. Unfortunately, the PSU label does not explain this, and you have to look up in the user manual or on the cables (their connectors differ in color, too).

The PSU has highlighting for the On/Off button and fan.

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