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Seasonic X-760 760W 80Plus Gold Power Supply Review

Seasonic X-760 760W 80Plus Gold Power Supply Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this article PCSTATS will examine a 760W power supply from Seasonic's flagship modular gaming "X" series. The Seasonic SS-760KM is an Active Power Factor Correction (A-PFC F3) power supply that boasts an80 Plus Gold rating. It features a +12V rail capable of delivering 63 Amps, four 6/8 PCI Express videocard power connectors.
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Appearance and Physical Specifications

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 X-760...

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 chain.

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).

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Contents of Article: Seasonic X-760
 Pg 1.  Seasonic X-760 760W 80Plus Gold Power Supply Review
 Pg 2.  — Appearance and Physical Specifications
 Pg 3.  Polymer Aluminum Capacitors Inside
 Pg 4.  Testing the Power Supply - Power Draw

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