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This review is from: Coboc EPS8EX-8 8" ATX 12V/ EPS 12V 8-pin Motherboard/CPU Power Extension Cable, M/F
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.
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")
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)
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