be quiet! Dark Power Pro 850w ATX PSUCables & 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.
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.
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 )
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.