Cables and Connectors

The cable sleeving for the 24-pin connector looks exactly like the sleeving from the EarthWatts Green 380W; the other cables use cheaper sleeving, but it's still better than nothing. The HCG-750 comes with a large selection of fixed cables, so again you'll want to make sure that your case has enough space you don't obstruct the airflow. If you're planning on running heavy benchmarking and/or overclocking without a case, obviously that's not a problem.

Cables and Connectors
Fixed Main 24-pin 55cm
ATX12V/EPS12V 4+4-pin 65cm
PCIe 2x 6/8-pin 50, 65cm / 2x 6/8-pin 50, 65cm
Peripheral 3x SATA 55-85cm / 3x SATA 55-85cm / 3x SATA 55-85cm
3x Molex 55-85cm / 3x Molex, 1x Floppy 55-125cm)

Holy moly! This is what I call a very long CPU cable. In addition the HCG-750 has nine SATA connectors. Four separate PCIe cables would have been nice, but four 8-pin capable connectors on two cables is still more than enough to support dual-GPU SLI or CrossFire systems. If you happen to run a high-end card like the HD 6970 or GTX 580, each GPU requires two connectors so gamers will definitely want at least four PCIe connectors. Note that we wouldn't recommend trying to run quad-SLI or quad-CrossFire using GTX 590 or HD 6990 off a single 750W PSU, considering we can already hit 500-600W with a single GPU at stock clocks.

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  • sean.crees - Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - link

    I'm sorry, but if it's not 80+ Gold certified now a days, then it's not even an option. Maybe 5 years ago this would have been good, but now it's just meh. If your going to drop money on a quality PSU, you might as well get the gold standard. Reply
  • LeTiger - Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - link

    Agreed. If it's not Gold Cert, it's not going in my case. Reply
  • vol7ron - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    I guess we have different standards. I'm only buying 80+ Platinum Reply
  • iamezza - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    I'm only buy 100+ Unobtanium PSU's

    They are specified at over 100% efficiency - they actually put power back in to the grid.
    Reply
  • Yuniverse - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    lol... love it ! :) Reply
  • Souka - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    If it's not at least %101 effecient then i'm not buying it... Reply
  • bigboxes - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    If the power company is not paying ME I'm not going to buy it. Reply
  • JMC2000 - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    Hopefully, there is a 1200W 100+ Unobtanium PSU, with around 120%-150% efficiency. That way, I can get max power, while only using ~7A @ 115V, and get paid by the electric co everytime I boot my Über 1337 PC :) Reply
  • PrinceGaz - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    110% efficiency PSU would not put any power back anywhere, rather the output power would be 110% of the input power from the mains. So if you drew 550W from a 110% "Unobtainium" PSU, it would still take 500W from the grid.

    As counter-intuitive as it seems, a PSU would actually need to have a negative efficiency figure in order to return power to the grid when drawing power from it (a -80% efficiency would mean that if you drew 500W from it, it would return 625W to the grid).
    Reply
  • DarkKnight_Y2K - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - link

    LOL. That was a good one! Reply

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