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Corsair VX550W PSU

Supplied Cables

  • One 55cm 20+4-pin ATX cable
  • One 60cm 6-pin PCI-Express cable
  • One 60cm 6+2-pin PCI-Express cable
  • One 60cm 4+4-pin EPS 12V CPU cables
  • Two SATA power cables with three connectors at 40cm, 55cm and 60cm
  • Two Molex cables with three connectors at 40cm, 55cm and 60cm and a floppy power connector at 75cm
For a 550W unit this has all the connectors you'd need for even a pretty powerful PC; easily a gaming one – the 6-pin and 6+2pin provide enough for even a Radeon HD 3870 X2 or GeForce 9800 GX2.

For a non-modular unit, Corsair includes all the right cables: a 4+4-pin is neater than separate four and eight pin connectors or an adapter, and you certainly don't need both because a PSU with this power rating isn't designed for a workstation board. The PSU can support up to six SATA devices and six Molex peripherals, but all these cables and connectors are the same length – there's no diversity for different things in the case.

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A bit of extra legacy action is included too from two floppy connectors. Those looking to buy DFI boards will particularly like that since DFI often uses these plugs for extra PCI-Express graphics power. The only problem is that both of these connectors are at the ends of the two Molex cables, so dragging them down from the top of cases where the optical drives are is far from ideal. These cables are also pretty long, measuring in at 75cm meaning hiding them is a bit more difficult should you not use them.

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The connectors and braids are all colour co-ordinated with the black PSU itself which looks far more aesthetically pleasing, and the Molex connectors even have the push-release clips on them too. And what’s more, even though both the Thermaltake QFan 650W and Corsair VX550W are both made by CWT, the Corsair has a far better connector choice in our opinion.