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  • bequiet Straight Power 11 Gold PSU Review
  • bequiet Straight Power 11 Gold PSU Review


    Power Connections

    The cable bundle is typical for any power supply and also included a few different variations on the typical cable configuration.

    Let's start with the standard cables.    

    CPU power is available using two dedicated cables that fit into a 10-pin plug at the PSU.  The cable converts into two types of CPU plug.  The first is a standard 8-pin while the other splits to support dual 4-pin CPU connectors or a secondary 8-pin.  This is rather unique in that you can choose what cable you need depending on your motherboard demands.  Some boards require 16-pins of CPU power while others only need 4-pins.  Despite what you need the Straight Power 11 has you covered.

    The 850w rating is perfect for multi GPU configurations and you will find three PCI Express power connections on the PSU.  These connections support 4 individual PCI Express power connections across three cables.  While this sounds confusing the reality is that you get two cables that support a single PCI Express power connection while a third cable splits into two and will deliver two power connections.  The cable pictured is one of the dual cables and is ideally what most users will require.  Each PCI Express power bundles consist of two individually wired plugs that support the 6+2 pin configuration.

    All of the plugs are straight black so be sure to read the labels on each of the ends and match them up with the connector on the PSU.

    Molex and SATA power leads come in a variety of flavors to match most any system build.  Most systems will only require SATA power however given that the 4-pin MOLEX is still used there is a single cable included that features both SATA and MOLEX on the same string.  Each cable is a little over 36 inches long, which is pretty standard for most PSUs on the market.