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    Arrow Superflower Golden Silent 500W Review

    Superflower comes to us today bearing fanless goodness - a 500 watt 80 Plus Platinum take on their newest line of Platinum certified units. Come on in, and we'll see if taking the fan out of one of these awesome units was a good idea.
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    God I hate Chuck Norris.. awesome unit, cool review!

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    I see your Chuck Norris, and raise you:


    A fine looking unit indeed. Superflower has found itself with an amazing platform, and is quite sensibly exploiting the heck out of it. No doubt someone will import it to the west for us. And you forgot the linky at the end of the review wolfy.
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    I don't think you not being Chuck is a mediocre point

    Excellent review as normal. The only thing I don't like are those combo PCIe cables (With a 6pin branching off an 8 pin), more so since the LZP-550 & GK 550 both had 2 separate cables for the PCIe connectors that were hardwired.

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    Two PCIe connectors on one cable makes for a much cleaner installation, though. The wire gauge can more than support the load of two PCIe power connectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Two PCIe connectors on one cable makes for a much cleaner installation, though. The wire gauge can more than support the load of two PCIe power connectors.
    I'd rather route and hide the second cable then have the extra connector dangling off. I've had two units with that kinda cable design and most of the time it's more annoying to get unplugged as well.

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    Hmm... I've had an issue. And I never have a second connector dangling off because I just zip-tie the extra connector back to the cable.

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    My Lazer Gold has two connectors on a single cable and I quite like it. I only need one cable going to my video card. I wish the modular cables were like that too.
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    I personally hate Zip-ties as most cannot be re-used.

    Though I have a number of the thicker style (velcro and plastic ones) that can be re-used, and I almost always use them for my cable management.

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    Great review, and funny too.

    One spelling nitpick: "kicked out of the building buy a guy in a beard" should be "by" on Page 5.

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