The Silencer Quad comes with a large bundle of mostly sleeved cables. The first ones to catch our attention were the 24 pin motherboard connector and the CPU power connectors. Surprisingly, PCPC chose to use two different cables for 4 and 8 pin CPU power, instead of a 4+4 or just 8 pin design in which four pins hang off.
The PCI express connectors that PCPC implemented on the Silencer are the most intuitive that I have seen to date. Instead of using 8-6 pin adapters, they included the extra two pins on the same cable and made them standalone; this is similar to 20+4 pin motherboard connectors and 4+4 CPU connectors that have been trendy in the past.
A total of eight 4-pin Molex connectors and one floppy connector are included on three different cables. Two of these Molex connectors come gratuitously capped with PCPC plastic caps. There are also six SATA power connectors on two cables, four of which are right angle connectors (the first two on each cable).
The sleeving on all of the cables stopped about an inch early, which was very convenient when trying to get a little extra flex in tight corners. We were a little disappointed, however, to see that sleeving was not continued past the first connectors on the Molex and SATA cables. Continue on for testing, just ahead…