Nexus RX-5300 530W PSU
Posted by: Mac on: 04.03.2010 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Opening the box we get our first look at the er... packaging which is quite substantial and seems to completely encase the RX5300 so it should be in pristine condition, as you would expect, when we finally get to it..
Removing the RX5300 from its box and packaging materials we finally get our first proper look at it. The cables that are attached to the unit are fully braided with a rather fetching, in my opinion, black with which cross hatching braid, probably not to everyone’s taste but better than none at all by a long way. The RX5300 is finished in a gun metal semi gloss grey which, again in my opinion, looks very nice and is topped off with that larger than average for a power supply 135mm fan.
Taking a closer look around the RX5300 the rear of the unit has the now familiar honeycomb grill which allows for the air flow from the fan to pass through the unit with the minimum resistance possible cooling the components down as it goes.
On one of the sides there is the sticker which carries the power rail ratings along with the various approval markings, mains warning and the Nexus web address.
On to the modular connections, these are clearly marked, and colour coded. With the PCI Express connections separate from the Peripheral / Drive connections. They are also keyed differently so you really shouldn’t get them mixed up. Which brings us nicely onto the cables, first I’ll look at the fixed cables.
The main motherboard power connection is, as you might expect, a 20+4 way connector so will be able to fit most, if not all, motherboards in use at the moment, new and old alike.
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