Cables and Connectors

As mentioned before, the R90 has cable sleeving like Enermax. Both PCIe connectors are bright blue, making them easy to spot. The fan grille sits flush with the rest of the casing, and in general the design looks decent. We'd prefer plain black cable sleeving, but there's nothing horribly wrong with the current setup.

Cables and Connectors
Fixed Main 24-pin 45cm
ATX12V/EPS12V 4+4-pin 45cm
PCIe 6-pin + 6/8-pin 45-60cm
Peripheral 3x SATA + 1x PATA 45-90cm
3x PATA  + 1x SATA 45-90cm

Considering this is only a 300W PSU, it's not too surprising that some of the cables are a bit short. The main 24-pin connector should be long enough for most cases, but the 4+4-pin one could use a bit more length, especially if you try to use this in a case with a bottom-mounted PSU. The two PEG connectors are nice, even if they are both on one cable. In addition there are two peripheral cables with four SATA and four Molex connectors. Some users might miss the FDD connector, and considering the price it would be nice to at least get an adapter in the package, but thankfully we're mostly done with floppy drives these days.

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  • SilthDraeth - Saturday, March 05, 2011 - link

    Kind of stinks that they take away the sleeves, and matte black paint for the American version. I guess shrink tubing isn't to costly... But still. Reply
  • SirGCal - Saturday, March 05, 2011 - link

    Especially for the very high cost... It's the little things that start to matter at that price. Wraping and a nice finish is part of those things... Bummer too cause I might have considered it otherwise. Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Monday, March 07, 2011 - link

    Yes, don't sell yourself short HuntKey. If you have a quality product, put some quality fit and finish on it. The plain looking case and cables makes the US version look cheap. Reply
  • mindless1 - Saturday, March 12, 2011 - link

    It's teenagers or young males who think they are still that feel the need to try to impress others with visual interior effects on a PC, and even among those it is a very small # of the market. Most people's cases have a solid side panel w/o window and not only is it totally irrelevant to them whether it is black painted or sleeved, they couldn't even tell you what color their PSU is or whether it is sleeved.

    Put the PC out of the way and get some art on the wall if looks are important.
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  • JasperJanssen - Monday, March 14, 2011 - link

    Well, the colour of a PSU does show out the back of a case, and sleeving has a functional effect, not jsuit a decorative one. Reply
  • HangFire - Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - link

    A Gold rated power supply is going to appeal to system builders, modders and aficionado's who take pride in their work.

    "Most people" who use "Most people's cases" with a "solid side panel" will be buying the cheapest P/S available, which won't be this one.
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  • Orville - Saturday, March 05, 2011 - link

    Martin,

    Make it fully modular with a good selection of cable lengths to choose from and I'll pay $100+. Bring on a 200 Watts unit of the same kind and I'll pay the same.

    Orville
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  • Martin Kaffei - Saturday, March 05, 2011 - link

    Who knows, maybe they will add another version later. I'm sure HuntKey cares about that. Or other manufacturer will.

    If HuntKey sells a lot of them other brands will follow. I'm looking forward to this situation since 300W Gold with modular cables is more interesting than 500W+ with Platinum.
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  • richardginn - Saturday, March 05, 2011 - link

    to really see how much can run on this 300WATT PSU before it becomes worthless. Reply
  • j-g-faustus - Saturday, March 05, 2011 - link

    I expect that I can run a moderately overclocked Sandy Bridge 2600K plus a GPU like GeForce GTS 450 (~100 W DC) and still stay below 80% of the 300 W capacity.

    This is based on my current 2600K@4.1GHz which draws 145 W from the wall with 8 Prime95 threads. Given 80% PSU efficiency this should be ~116 W DC, plus 100 W for a GPU is just 220 W DC total.

    Looking forward to this PSU, hoping that we will see more power supplies with low wattage and high efficiency.
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