BFG Tech LS-680 Power Supply
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 08-24-2008
Provided by: BFG Tech
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Cabling


The LS 680W is the first power supply I've seen with a 4+4 CPU connector. This is a great feature. Many different companies have tried many different layouts, but this is the only good way to do it. The two ends can be combined for an 8-pin inlet, or one can be ignored for a 4-pin inlet on the motherboard. The motherboard connector is 20+4 pin.

Like the motherboard and CPU connectors, the PCI-express power connectors are 2x 6+2-pin connectors, and 2x 6-pin connectors. BFG used a good system for connecting split cables, where they slide together securely on both sides. This makes for a tight fit that won't come loose during complicated cable routing or after an installation.


I'm a little confused by the inclusion of two floppy style connectors on the LS 680W. These days, almost nobody uses a floppy connector, and even fewer will ever think of using two. Nevertheless, two floppy connectors are included, as well as six Molex connectors. Eight SATA power connectors are available, which should be more than enough for any home user in the market.

The cables are all very nicely sleeved, and all have nice reach to them. BFG definitely did not hold back when designing the cables for the LS 680W. Continue on to some testing and conclusions.


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