OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Power Supply
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 06-22-2009
Provided by: OCZ Technology

In typical modular PSU design, only the motherboard 20+4-pin cable and the ATX12 (CPU power) cables are permanently attached to the unit itself. I was disappointed in a couple of ways with these cables. First, there is no sort of mechanism to secure the extra four pins on the motherboard cable. Those four pins could come loose if, for example, you were to move your computer to many LANs to show off your nice new Fatal1ty PSU. Also, I wish PSUs would stop shipping with separate 8-pin and 4-pin ATX12 cables. I have worked with one or two 4+4-pin ATX12 cables, which saves having to hide cables, a chore you expect to avoid on a modular PSU like this one.

Not permanently attached to the PSU are two PCI-express cables, one 6-pin and one 6+2-pin. This should be enough for light-weight SLi/Crossfire configurations, or more powerful single cards. We wouldn't expect much else from a 550W PSU.

In addition to the two PCI-e cables, the bag of modular cables includes two Molex cables and two SATA cables. In total, there are five Molex connections and one floppy-style connector, split across two cables. The Molex connectors are quick-release, which is a really nice touch. Similarly, there are six SATA connectors split across two cables, which are all right-angle connectors, also a really nice touch. The SATA and Molex cables are all the same length — a safe choice, but not always the best for cable management.

Testing is just ahead.

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