be quiet! Dark Power Pro 850w ATX PSU

Cables & Connectors

Cables & Connectors

While most manufacturers tend to hard-wire the ATX and 4/8-Pin CPU cables into their modular PSU's, be quiet! have decided to only hard-wire the 24-Pin ATX connector. This may seem slightly strange at first, but as the unit supports both P4-12v, EPS 6-Pin and P8 (Server style) motherboard connectors it helps to cut down on additional cable clutter.

Be Quiet Modular Cable System Be Quiet Modular Cable System

To ensure that no mistakes are made during installation, each and every connector on the unit is colour coded. This combined with the physically different size of each connector should help prevent any harm coming to graphics cards and motherboards from the incorrect insertion of the PCI-E cables into the 8-Pin motherboard connector.
 
be quiet! 850w Cables

As mentioned over the previous page, the Dark Power Pro comes with no less than 21 modular cables. Granted that four of these are solely for powering 3-Pin style fans, but the remaining cables are all fully sleeved in black mesh and have reasonable lengths to ensure there are no fitting issues in full-tower cases. A full list of the included cables can be seen below:
 
1 x cable for peripherals 600+150+150+150+150mm ( 2xSATA / 2xHDD / 1xFDD )
2 x cable for peripherals 600+150+150+150mm ( 4 x HDD )
1 x cable for peripherals 600+150+150+150mm ( 3 x HDD / 1xFDD )
2 x cable for SATA connector 600+100+100+100mm (4 x SATA) include 3.3V
4 x cable for PCIe connector 600mm with 8pin to 6+2pin
1 x cable for P8 connector ( 8 pins ) 600mm
1 x cable for P4 connector ( 4pin ) 600mm
1 x cable for Motherboard ( Molex 4pin ) 600mm
1 x cable for mainbord ( Dualboard ) EPS 6pin 600mm
4 x cable for case fans ( controlled by PSU ) 700mm ( 1 x Molex / 1 x 3pin )
1 x cable for peripherals 500mm ( 1x HDD )
2 x cable for SATA 500mm ( 1 x SATA )
 
be quiet! 850w cables be quiet! 850w cables

The latest graphics cards are well supported on the Dark Power Pro, with the unit providing four 8-Pin PCI-E cables . As we can see from the image above (top-right) two of these connectors can also be reduced down to the "older" 6-Pin standard should you be running dual-GPU's that require one of each style connector.

Similarly, the ATX connector can also be converted from the latest 24-Pin standard down to 20-Pin for older motherboards by simply removing a 4-Pin connector block.

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Most Recent Comments

04-12-2008, 05:29:13

JN
"After reviewing the 650w model earlier in the year, be quiet! offered us a chance to take a look at its slightly beefier bigger brother. Will it woo us just as much, read on to find out..."

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...211652612s.jpg

be quiet! Dark Power Pro 850w ATX PSU

04-12-2008, 06:00:00

Rastalovich
It's undeniable that these psus are good, with the quality that comes with the packaging etc to boot.

I do think they`ll get overlooked tho with the prices they attach to them.

04-12-2008, 06:39:46

JN
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Originally Posted by name='Rastalovich'
It's undeniable that these psus are good, with the quality that comes with the packaging etc to boot.

I do think they`ll get overlooked tho with the prices they attach to them.
Yeah the 650w is certainly quite a bit above what is deemed acceptable, but thankfully the 850w sits roughly in the middle of the pack price wise. Sure there are some real cheap 850w units out there...but there is certainly a reason for it...even if they do have a good brand name attached.
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