ASUS THOR 850W Platinum ATX Power Supply Review (Page 3)

| Dec 17, 2019 at 11:11 am CST
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUSModel: ROG-THOR-850P

Hardware & Documentation


The accessory box, when opened, reveals semi-opaque bags which hold all of the accessories for the THOR PSU.

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Unpacking the bags we now can see the entire accessory array. Here is everything you get in the bag:

  • Quick start guide
  • 12x zip-ties
  • Cable combs for sleeved cable management
  • 4x Velcro straps
  • 4x PSU screws
  • 1x voucher for Cablemod cables
  • ROG Eye case badge

The THOR PSU comes with several extra accessories, including several zip ties, which I am not used to seeing, especially at a quantity more than four through six. The cable combs will help make any visible cables tidy, but the amount is limited, so you will have to use them wisely.

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Here is the bag for the PSU cables, which were below the opaque accessory bag. IT is a fabric bag with ROG logo and rope drawstring.

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The modular cable array is immense, and here is everything you get:

  • Main 24-pin ATX motherboard cable (Sleeved)
  • AC input cable
  • 2x CPU EPS cable (4+4-pin) (Sleeved)
  • 2x PCIe cable (6+2-pin) (Sleeved)
  • PCIe Pigtail cable (6+2-pin x2)
  • 3x SATA power cables (4 connecters per cable)
  • 2x PATA cables (1x3 connectors, 1x2 connectors)
  • PATA to Floppy adapter
  • 2x RGB sync cables (1x standard pin header, 1x GIGABYTE pin header)

The cable array is pretty substantial and offers connectivity that should cover most any build you would use the THOR PSU with. One area I see where ASUS made an admittedly smart play is the cable allowance for GPUs. ASUS limited the total GPU connections to four 6+2-pin PCIe connectors. This will avoid users installing three GPUs, which could theoretically exceed the capabilities of the THOR PSU.

I would, however, request that ASUS install four sockets and include all sleeved cables for the GPU's as the pigtail cable has standard weave over the cable bundle, which means your GPU cables will not look very good if you opt for a dual GPU rig. ASUS does state that the sleeved cables are for an aesthetic GPU installation while the pigtail cable has internal capacitors to minimize output ripple. I think they should stick to one cable type to avoid your build, looking like a mish-mash of different parts.

Last updated: Feb 20, 2020 at 03:17 pm CST


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