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Xigmatek Centauro 1000-watt Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 11, 2012 7:46 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Xigmatek

[Heading]Cabling Arrangement

 

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Cable selection for the Centauro 1000W is relatively good.

 

Dual EPS12V connectors are present and should always been included with a 1000W unit. There are a total of six PCI-E 8-pin connectors bundled with the unit, two of which are natively wired. Peripheral connections are handled by the eight SATA, six Molex and two FDD connectors via four more modular cables.

 

Also available are two 3-pin fan connectors directly wired to the power supply. Cable length was a tad bit short on the unit, especially for the motherboard and PCI-E connectors.

 

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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Passive cooling is provided by three heatsinks that run almost the entire length of the power supply.

 

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A single Rubycon capacitor sits on the primary side of the power supply.

 

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Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors can be found on the secondary side of the PSU.

 

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Xigmatek uses the Globe Fan RL4ZB1352512HH run to provide the active cooling for the Centauro 1000W power supply.

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