Appearance, Cables and Connectors

760W

910W

There is no real difference between the cases except those power markings on the sides. Both have a small power switch under the input female plug and a usual black fan grille for the frontal 80mm fan. The housing is 18cm long, quite much for a PSU without a modular cable panel. The surface is very scratch-resistant.

760W

910W

Cables and Connectors (760W)

Fixed

Main 24-pin 50cm
ATX12V/EPS12V 8-pin 60cm, 4+4-pin 60cm
PCIe 2x 6-pin 60cm, 2x 6/8-pin 60cm
Peripheral 4x SATA 60-105cm / 4x SATA 45-90cm
4x Molex, 60-105cm / 3x Molex + 1x FDD 45-90cm

 

Cables and Connectors (960W)

Fixed

Main 24-pin 50cm
ATX12V/EPS12V 8-pin 60cm, 4+4-pin 60cm
PCIe 2x 6-pin 60cm, 2x 6/8-pin 60cm
Peripheral 4x SATA 60-105cm / 4x SATA 45-90cm / 4x SATA 35-80cm
4x Molex, 60-105cm / 3x Molex + 1x FDD 45-90cm

Both PSUs have nearly the same cable configuration and a high wire cross-section for the PCIe cable.  Moreover both are using a cheap black cable sleeving and the same length for all cables. The only advantage of the 910W model is the number of peripheral connectors. It has one cable more than the other version, equipped with four additional SATA plugs. Our only real point of criticism is that the 910W PSU could have more GPU connectors. Some ~1000W models have six PCIe plugs.

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  • opc - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    I have a five year old version of the 700W PSU, and it is the only component in my PC that has never once given me a problem, and never once needed to be upgraded. I remember hesitating before pulling the trigger because it was a little more expensive, but I'm really glad I spent a little bit more because it has been well worth it.

    The PSU has been running SLI video cards (7800GTX -> 8800GT -> 460GTX) its entire life, along with a power hungry processors (Q6600@3.6GHz) and usually several HDD's and SSD's of various types over the years. It has never missed a beat in all that time.

    I really wish there was a product like this in every segment of the PC industry. I've had countless problems with motherboards, memory, HDD's, SSD's, and even processors on occasion. If I could spend a little more on those other items and know that they would last without giving me grief, then I would do it every time.

    Hopefully these PSU's are just as well made as they used to be, and if they are, then they definitely get a glowing endorsement from me!

    Cheers,
    Owen
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  • londiste - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    whole, not hole :) Reply
  • Spazweasel - Wednesday, August 03, 2011 - link

    Hole cooling is important. That painful burn can be a real buzzkill. Reply
  • raejae - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    This is entirely meant as constructive criticism... but it seems this article was checked with a spell-checker and nothing else. The grammatical errors, misspellings, and sentence structure make it nearly unreadable... which is disappointing, because I'm very interested by these power supplies. Reply
  • cgramer - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Agreed. I think AnandTech needs to get one or more copyeditors on staff. Despite that, I still love their reviews. :-) Reply
  • SilthDraeth - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    I believe English may not be this reviewer's native spoken or written language. I admit it was a bit difficult of a read, but really, it is a psu review.

    As long as the numbers on the charts look good. And the conclusion fits the bill, then I believe stressing over the oddly structured sentences is wasted energy.
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  • cgramer - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    I'm not stressing over it, really. I'm concerned mainly about AnandTech's image. Poorly-written articles (even if they're impressive for having been written by a non-native English speaker) reflect poorly on a site's or publication's level of professionalism. I'm noticing a lack of proofreading and editing in lots of publications lately, including extremely popular print magazines such as Motor Trend or Automobile. It's a shame, really, that quality of writing doesn't seem to matter as much in this online age.

    As I said earlier, though, despite the sometimes-rough writing, I do love AnandTech. It's the first place I go for in-depth reviews of computer-related products. :-)
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  • Meghan54 - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Completely agree. I've always said this place could use just one competent copy editor. It'd make a world of difference in the professional image of AT, not to mention making the articles an enjoyable read instead of the tedious work it sometimes is right now. Reply
  • ajtyeh - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Sweet deal, it was on slickdeals yesterday, and a bunch of people got in, i cant belive you guys did a rewview right after i bought it. i have never known the reliability of PC power and cooling but after you did this review, it got rid of my buyers remorse.

    GO ANANDTECH
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  • Vinas - Tuesday, August 02, 2011 - link

    Still rocking a TurboCool 1200... Bow to me. Reply

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