Cables and Modular Cables Galore
Modular cables are where the Galaxy EGX850EWL power
supply really shines, so let's see what kind of options it brings to the
The plugs are six
and five pin types, which are directional so there is no chance of plugging cables in backwards.
The black ones are for drives, the two red ones for videocards (SLI
With all the power
cables connected to the Enermax Galaxy EGX850EWL, the the cables occupy a lot
of space. Clearance where the cables go is critical if you expect to
remove or insert more cables in the future. That is one of the downsides
to modular cable systems.
All the power supply cables with the Enermax Galaxy EGX850EWL
are wrapped in stylish black and gold nylon loom to the first connector, and
the ends zip tied and covered with heatshrink tubing.
Wire loom is flexible, and
keeps cables together so clutter is
for drives the Galaxy EGX850EWL power supply has (15) Serial ATA
power connectors, (13) 4-pin molex power connectors, and (2) FDD
For videocards, there are (3) 6-pin SLI power cables, and
(2) combination 8-pin Crossfire or 6-pin SLI power connectors (2+6pin PCI
Express power). In other words, the Galaxy EGX850EWL can technically support
five 6-pin powered PCI Express videocards.
On the motherboard power connector front
the options are pretty diverse too, though none of these cables
are modular. There is a 24-pin main ATX power cable,
(2) 8-pin ESP12V power connectors (one being a pair of 4-pin +
4-pin 12VAyux power connectors), a fan RPM monitoring cable, and a special 4-pin
12V modular RAM power cable for heavy duty quad CPU systems with memory in the 32GB-64GB range. Two
additional adaptors are provided, as if there weren't enough power connectors already; an
8-pin 12VAux converter to 8-pin Crossfire or 6-pin SLI power, and
an 8-pin Aux power to 4-pin 12V auxiliary motherboard power
Phew, that's a lot of cables!
The 8-pin 12VAux converter to
8-pin Crossfire or 6-pin SLI power, and 8-pin Aux power to 4-pin 12V
auxiliary motherboard power connector adaptors.
The main ATX power connector is ~50cm in length as are the
rest of the other cables to the first connector on the daisy chain.
A sampling of what the modular cables look like is shown below, for one of each
Enermax place a videocard sticker on the PCI Express
power connector to help indicate what's what. The Galaxy EGX850EWL power supply
is one of the few PSUs on the market that can
support two flagship videocards with 8-pin power connectors. This based on the power available. The unit
does have (five) 6-pin SLI power connectors, and (3) 8-pin Crossfire power connectors so you
should be set no matter how many videocards you want to run.
Now, let's break the warranty and show
you what's inside this 850W power supply.
||Use the power of Google to search all of PCSTATS and the PCSTATS Forums. Tell us what you think of this new feature - FEEDBACK?|