On the bottom side of the Seasonic X-760 power supply
is the honeycomb intake for the 120mm SanAce fan. The fan moves air through the
power supply and out the rear of the case thus keeping ambient PC temperatures down. A
warranty sticker covers one of the screw holes, opening the case will void the
warranty. The matte black finish looks and feels very solid, and isn't as prone
to scratches or picking up fingerprints.
The back of the Seasonic X-760 power supply is pretty
plain. There is the connector for the main power cable and the hard power switch. The Seasonic X-760 doesn't need a 115/230V switch
since it supports Active PFC. A honeycomb vent is included for increased airflow through
the rear panel. Mounting screw holes are doubled up so the power supply
can be installed in any orientation you choose.
A-PFC also means improved efficiency, reduced
heat and less power usage. The side of the power supply gives you all the electrical
information you need for the X-760, including the output of its 12V rails and
overall power output.
The front of the Seasonic X-760 lets you populate every modular
cable individually, which is especially ideal if you're testing only certain
components of a computer system.
There are five slots available for peripheral cables (SATA or Molex), two for PCI
Express power connectors. The CPU gets a dedicated port, as does the motherboard.
We'll next look at the cable bundles that go along with the Seasonic
Modular Cable Bundles
All cables from the Seasonic X-760 are
wrapped in black wire loom sleeves, the ends are zip tied and
covered with heat shrink tubing. The main ATX power connector is ~60cm
long as are the other cables to the first connector on the daisy
Plugging the modular cables into the Seasonic X-760 is easy, no excessive force
is required to make the connectors seat fully. The connectors themselves are secured by a
plastic retention tab that notches inside the modular cavity. In certain system cases attaching and
detaching cables can become an issue since there won't be much room to grip them
with your hands.
In total there are Three 4-pin Molex cable
bundles. Three SATA cable bundles. Two PCI-Express cable bundles with four
6/8-pin connectors in total. Then we have the mainboard cable and two auxiliary
CPU power cable bundles. A 16AWG power cord is also supplied. The
connectors adds up to eight SATA, eight Molex, four PCI Express power cables and two FDD.
Next PCSTATS will void all warranties and take a look inside the
Seasonic X-760 - there are some interesting features you won't find on
other power supplies, but don't do this yourself).