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Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W PSU Review (XP3)


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Nothing fancy – the Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W is shipped in a rather understated white box, with a small image of the product bottom right.
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Inside, the power supply is protected between two thick foam panels. The cables are all stored in a cardboard box at one side. The power supply is also protected inside a soft, white, felt bag.
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A little reference sheet is included giving a recommendation for cable power connection to graphics cards. Basically if you are using a graphics card which takes more than 225watts under load then use two separate PCIe power cables rather than two headers on a single cable.
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Seasonic include some thick felt ties, some plastic ties, a regional specific power cable and a user manual. There are also some mounting screws for the system build.
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The main motherboard power cable is sleeved, however all other cables are the flat ‘ribbon' style, which proves popular with system builders who have to route a plethora of cables behind a motherboard tray. The quality of all the cables is excellent.

Cable Connectors
MB 20+4 pin x1 (590mm)
CPU 4+4 pin x1 (650mm)
CPU 8 pin x1 (650mm)
PCI E 8 pin (6 pin +2) x8 (600mm)
SATA x12 (530mm+150mm+150mm)
SATA x2 (530mm+150mm)
MOLEX x3 (550mm+150mm+150mm)
MOLEX x2 (350mm+150mm)

The cables are all high grade flat ribbon style to help with the routing phase of the system build. The main MB 20+4 cable is sleeved. There are a total of 14 SATA connectors, meaning this power supply is also ideal for a massive storage server system. Those running a high end SLi or Crossfire rig will be happy to note a total of eight 6+2 pin PCI e connectors.

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