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Xigmatek Vector P700 700-Watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jan 24, 2014 8:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Xigmatek

Cabling Arrangement




The Vector P700 has a relatively simplistic list of cables. It does include dual EPS12V connectors, in case they are needed. Graphics cards can be powered by the four PCI-E connectors over two cables, both of which are modular. Peripherals are handled via four cables; three of which have three SATA connectors, and one with four Molex and a single FDD connector.




Xigmatek designed the P700 with dual 12V rails. While the cables and connectors aren't labeled, they do a great job of laying it out with a complete pin out of every cable, and what rail they are attached to. 12V1 handles the 24pin Main, half of the ATX 4 + 4 connectors, all of the peripherals cables, and one of the PCI-E cables. The second rail takes care of the other PCI-E cable, and the other half of the ATX 4 + 4 connector. This layout seems like it favors 12V1 a little bit, and it could be balanced a little better if they had moved the peripheral cables to 12V2.



A Look Inside




Once we get inside of the power supply, we find that Xigmatek wants to make sure that there is plenty of passive cooling, and that plenty of fresh air can reach the PCB directly.




Two Hitachi capacitors reside on the primary side of the power supply.




The secondary side is filled with Teapo caps.




Xigmatek cools the Vector P700 with their own DFS123512H fan.

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