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    Default FSP Hydro PTM 650W Review @ Kitguru

    The HPT650M is 80 PLUS Platinum while in the Cybenetics scale it meets the ETA-A and LAMBDA-A requirements in efficiency and noise output,


    https://www.kitguru.net/components/p...0w-psu-review/

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    I don't really think I would consider three molex connectors as a low count this day and age.
    I really only use 1 of those per build.

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    Ye it's getting more and more common for devices not to need them. Personally, I'm all for it as I have never liked the Molex connector in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
    I don't really think I would consider three molex connectors as a low count this day and age.
    I really only use 1 of those per build.
    Ditto.

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    if you have a chassis with lots of peripherals, you might need them. Personally I would be satisfied with four of them.

    In this case I would like to see the fixed berg connector gone and in its place a 4-pin Molex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crmaris View Post
    if you have a chassis with lots of peripherals, you might need them. Personally I would be satisfied with four of them.

    In this case I would like to see the fixed berg connector gone and in its place a 4-pin Molex.
    Even most USB, Fan, and RGB hubs these days use the 5pin SATA connectors instead.

    In fact, the last time I had to use a 4pin Molex connector was in a build I did earlier in the year with the Corsair 560X RGB. That was simply because the PSU shroud's Corsair LED needs the connector. Even then, I ended up using an adapter that changed SATA to Molex to keep myself from needing another cable.

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    Molex will carry more power than SATA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehume View Post
    Molex will carry more power than SATA.
    Sure, but aside from large fan hubs, what actually needs the extra power? LEDs use very little...
    Just some nerd from 'Straya

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomegamer919 View Post
    Sure, but aside from large fan hubs, what actually needs the extra power? LEDs use very little...
    Some fans are not efficient, especially if they run thousands of rpm. Think about rad fans, for example. I have seen fans that had an rpm line going to the MB, 12V and gnd directly to the PSU (via Molex, of course). The scope of user territory is very broad.
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    This uses only 2 mosfets for 12v .. they're nice mosfets but still... only two... it has empty pcb space for two more. Other desgns use 4 or more even at this wattage.

    Didn't like the soldering on the modular board and the flux remains... for example see all the crap and long leads at : https://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/u...ain_PCB2-3.jpg

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