|Hiper HPU-4M880 & HPU-4M630 Type M PSU's|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Power|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Tuesday, 18 December 2007|
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Closer Look: Cables and Wiring
By remaining non-modular with the cables and wiring, you might begin to think that the HPU-4M880 & HPU-4M680 native cable groups and wires could become a bit overwhelming once the unit is installed into the computer chassis. This is actually quite the opposite, thanks to the limited number of connections which make way for Hiper's Extender cable end kits. The images below give excellent examples of the many cables and connections available from the Type M series, and it also depicts how many cables you might have to find a home for.
Each cable group on the Hiper HPU-4M880 & HPU-4M680 Type M PSU's are fully sleeved and sealed, providing excellent durability for the wires. This design should provide years of worry-free service, and may also reduce mechanical breakdown.
The image below offers a chart depicting the various connectors available to both the Hiper HPU-4M880 & HPU-4M680 Type M PSU's. One of my favorite features is the "EZ-Grip" tabs on the Molex connections. I have no idea why more manufacturers aren't using them, because they should be standard equipment on every connector end.
In addition to the convenient EZ-Grip feature, other nice extra that I seem to only find in Hiper power supply units is the use of a pass-though Molex connector. In the image above the connections for the HPU-4M630 are listed, which has two 6-pin PCI-E connections and a single 8-pin. With the Hiper HPU-4M880 there are four 6-pin PCI-E connections and two 8-pin. Hiper could have copied the ePower Technology EP-1200P10 and use an 8-pin design with a detachable side reverting it to the (soon to be legacy) six pin connector. It would have removed one cable from the group, and made the wires more manageable.