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Coboc EPS8EX-8 8
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Cheap, Continuity OK, "Motherboard side" connector splits from single 8pin to dual 4 pin as necessary

Cons: Cable is not 8 inches long. Description includes lengths of the connectors (1 inch at each end).

Conductors, themselves, could be one size wider (awg).

Other Thoughts: If you're using this extension cable to run CPU 12V from a power supply "below" the mobo, running the cable "behind" the motherboard tray, "over the top" of the tray (or through a hole), and then to a CPU +12V connector along the top of the mobo, then beware. The cable length between connector ends is only 6 inches long. Since the cable is running at a 90 degree angle with the end connector (plugged into mobo), that last inch of so called length does not count.

If you need 8 inches, you probably need to order two of these and daisy chain them together. Good thing they're cheap.

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap
Supplies 600W
Not too loud

Cons: Active PFC fried operating off of "Modified Sine Wave" UPS

Other Thoughts: PSU did not fry when computer was asleep during power interruption/UPS switchover. However, with computer running under load, loss of AC power / switchover to UPS caused PSU to FRY (smoke was emitted).

Am switching both PSU (gotta get a new one, anyway) and UPS (to "pure sine wave")

CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA 900W 8 Outlets UPS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Fries Active PFC PSUs 12/19/2014

This review is from: CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series CP1500AVRLCD 1500VA 900W 8 Outlets UPS

Pros: Cheapish for a "Modified" Sine Wave PFC

Cons: Rolling the dice when using with Active PFC PSU

Other Thoughts: Do you feel lucky, punk?

My Seasonic M12 II 650W Evo Edition, which I got on sale here at New Egg, wasn't. As long as the computer was sleeping, power (to the UPS) could be lost/regained, and nothing fried. But, the first time the UPS lost power while computer was actually running: instadeath. My other Cyberpower UPS, which does have true sine wave, did NOT kill its associated computer's PSU.

Awaiting a new PSU to survey damage (hope nothing else fried).

Need a warning sticker on these "Modified" Sine Wave PSUs: NOT for use with Computers

(although I wouldn't trust it with my TiVo, either)


Edward B.'s Profile

Display Name: Edward B.

Date Joined: 03/12/03

  • Reviews: 23
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  • First Review: 09/28/07
  • Last Review: 12/20/14
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