Tuniq Potency 750w Power Supply
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 12-09-2008
Provided by: Tuniq
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Cable Layout

There are no modular cables on the Potency 750W; each is hard wired to the unit and individually mesh wrapped. Some of them are very long, certainly there should be no issues with cable length even in full towers, although the stiffness of the wrap and length may be a hindrance to those with smaller cases.


The main ATX connector uses a 20+4 pin design, which is still quite common among power supplies despite the lack of 20-pin motherboards for some time now. One thing I don't like about this particular connector is that there is no means of attaching the two sections together. When installing the cable make sure both sections are inserted fully into the motherboard socket, as the 4-pin section has no clip to hold it in place.


There are six SATA connectors divided among two cables, which should be plenty even for multi-drive systems. Likewise there are two PCIe cables, each with both a 6-pin and a 6+2-pin connector in line. The 6+2 connectors are just like the main 20+4 in that there is no way to attach the two sections together.


Six 4-pin Molex and a single 4-pin floppy handle additional drives and peripherals, and the auxiliary +12V line has both 4-pin P4 and 8-pin EPS connectors on it. Strange that Tuniq did not opt to go with a 4+4 design here.

Let's wrap up this review with some testing and final thoughts.


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