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Nesteq Nova 600W External PSU

Supplied Connectors

  • Three 42cm silver braided and clear plastic coated external connector cables
  • One 42cm black braided 20+4-pin ATX cable
  • One 48cm black braided 6-pin PCI-Express connector with a second connector at 64cm
  • One black braided cable with two SATA connectors: first at 48cm, last at 70cm
  • Two black braided cables with two Molex and one floppy connector: first at 38cm, last at 80cm
  • One black braided 12V CPU cable with an 8-pin connector at 42cm and 4-pin at 60cm
The cable lengths aren’t bad but there really aren’t all that many connectors. If anything it’s disproportionate in the way of six Molex versus just two SATA as well. Quite a few hard drives are SATA power only and SATA optical drives, which are most definitely "the future", are SATA power only as well.

Even older boards of a few years have at least four SATA ports on board. It’s almost as if the cabling end hasn’t caught up with recent times, where two floppy connectors are still included on the ends of the Molex rails: these should really be on adapters seeing as very few people need them these days.

Nesteq Nova 600W External PSU Cables and Connectors

The two 6-pin power connectors are on a single cable which minimises cabling but it can stress the 12V rails as they both come down a single rail. There’s enough gap between the two connectors to work with even a large distance between graphics cards in SLI/CrossFire, although there are no newer 8-pin connectors or adapters in sight.

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The ATX cable is a 20+4-pin arrangement to suit those with older motherboards, negating the need for an adapter, but instead of a 4+4-pin arrangement for the 12V CPU connector, there is simply an 8-pin 12V with another bit of cable and a 4-pin 12V stuck on the end of it. So you’ll have either connector in your case dangling about looking untidy.

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