Cooler Master GX 750W Power Supply
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 03-01-2010
Provided by: Cooler Master
First Looks and Cabling

The GX 750W ships in a standard glossy box decorated with certification seals, features, and specifications. Inside, the PSU is protected only by a thin jacket of bubble-wrap. The unit itself arrives with a no-frills, standard bundle that includes: installation manual and warranty card, mounting screws, and power cable.

A matte black finish and some product stickers make for a very typical PSU appearance. On the bottom, we find an internally speed-controlled 120mm fan. The exhaust vent uses an open honeycomb design for unrestricted airflow. Otherwise, there is nothing much of note on the GX 750W's aesthetic design.

Power supply cabling is very tricky business. It's hard for any PSU to cater properly to an entire market's needs. Everybody has different components; some people have 10 SATA hard-drives, and others have 10 Molex fans. Nevertheless, most power supplies have some design decision that is useless for everybody, like splitting the CPU power cable into a 4-pin cable and an 8-pin cable to accommodate both socket types (rather than using a 4+4-pin design).

The GX 750W, however, doesn't make any of those mistakes. Every cable is predictably sleeved and structured while maintaining versatility. The CPU power cable is 4+4-pin, and the PCI express cables are 6+2-pin, allowing for all varieties of system setups. The only peculiar aspect of the cabling is that there are only three Molex connectors, which doesn't seem like many for a 750W unit, especially in comparison to the nine included SATA connectors.

That about wraps up the outside of the unit. Testing is up next.

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