Excerpt: Great well designed, power supply, The connector and the cables are just the opposite. Either the male connector are too long or the female plug in connector on the Asus Maximus Extreme VI motherboard, are too short to make the snap on connection. Hard to manage the stiff wires.
Summary: Very quiet and powerful power supply. I use it to power a dual radeon 290 computer and I have no problem with it. I find that the flat cables (ribbon style) are harder to route properly in the case. I find the rounded cables found on my other power supply are easier to set up.
Quiet, effecient, versatile, and good price-to-peformance. Review for 850 watt version. Would be 4.5 if possilbe.
7 April 2014
Summary: I upgraded from a CX500 to this quiet optimized PSU and have been extremely happy. Pros: Noise: As advertised the unit is extremely quiet. There is absolutely no detectable coil whine, and the fan is also nearly silent. Also, the fan does not operate at all under idle and small loads.