Cables & Connectors
PC Power & Cooling employee's can often be seen clutching crucifixes and mumbling sacred words when they find themselves too close to a PSU with modular connectors. "It's just not right, your cables shouldn't just pull off like that!" they exclaim. Unfortunately for PCP&C though, modular PSU's are very much the 'in' thing at the moment with most enthusiasts not even willing to consider a PSU with hard-wired cables. You only need to look at our recent poll in which over 75% of 2100 voters said they'd only consider a modular PSU as their next purchase to see that PCP&C really are catering for the underdog here....In the retail sector at least.
And here's the bundle of cables now. As we can see you do really get quite a lot of cables with the Silencer 910, which of course is a good thing if you intend on putting the 910w of power to full use. Each and every cable is sleeved in a black mesh right to the tip and finished of with black heat shrink. Even the small amount of wire between each of the connectors on the Molex and SATA plugs is sleeved to perfection. Good job PCP&C.
|PCP&C Silencer 910 Connectors |
| ATX Connector ||Native ||1x 20+4 Pin |
| EPS-12v / P4-12v Connector(s) ||Native ||1x 4+4 Pin, 1x 8-Pin |
| Molex Connectors ||Modular ||7x |
| Floppy Disk Connectors ||Modular ||1x |
| SATA Connectors ||Modular ||12x |
| PCI-E Connectors ||Native / Modular ||2x 6+2 Pin / 2x 6+2 Pin |
But wait, maybe I've been deceived by the Silencer's large bundle! According to the chart above you get a total of 4x PCI-E cables, 12x SATA Cables and 7x Molex cables. This is significantly less than the likes of Corsair's recently reviewed HX850W,
which weighed in with a total of 6x PCI-E, 12x SATA and 12x Molex. In fact, in it's current form the Silencer 910 has the balance of Molex-to-SATA connectors completely the wrong way round for the average enthusiast who will more than likely require no more than four SATA connectors, but possibly more than seven Molex connectors.
The ATX connector is of the 20+4 Pin variety meaning that a block of four pins can be snapped off the end of the connector to reduce it down to the older 20-Pin standards. Two EPS-12v connectors are also provided, one which can be snapped in half to support the 4-Pin P4-12v standard while the other is native 8-Pin. Similarly, two of the four PCI-E connectors can be switched between 6/8-Pin standards by use of an additional 2-Pin connector for supporting high-end graphics cards.
As a side-note, PCP&C you need to make up your mind if you're going to use white or black connectors. Black would be my preference - white is so 90's!