Gigabyte Odin GT 800W PSU

October 15, 2007 | 12:17

Tags: #800w #blue #gt #monitoring #psu #silent #thermal

Companies: #gigabyte

The Black, Red and Blue Honeycomb

The Odin GT is a standard PSU size and matt black in colour with a superb overall build quality.

Covering two of the sides is a honeycomb grill that lets the air out the rear of the case and also back in again?! It may look great rather than a wall of black sitting at the top of your case, but you're just pushing hot air back into circulation again rather than exhausting it and sucking cool air in.

Supplied Cables

  • One 70cm 6+2-pin PCI-Express black braided cable with red connectors
  • One 60cm 6+2-pin PCI-Express black braided cable with blue connectors
  • Two 60cm 6-pin PCI-Express black braided cable with red connectors
  • One black braided cable with three molex at 60cm, 75cm and 90cm
  • One black braided cable with two molex and one floppy connector at 60cm, 75cm and 90cm
  • Two black braided cable with three SATA at 60cm, 75cm and 90cm
  • One 60cm 24-pin ATX connector with black braided cable and shrouded plug
  • One black braided 12V CPU cable with an 8-pin connector at 60cm and 4-pin at 75cm
  • One black braided 12V CPU cable with an 8-pin connector at 60cm and 4-pin at 75cm
  • One black braided cable with one 3-pin fan connector at 30cm and one 2-pin (no yellow speed sensing wire) at 90cm
  • One 70cm 5-pin black USB cable

Gigabyte Odin GT 800W PSU The Black, Red and Blue Honeycomb Gigabyte Odin GT 800W PSU The Black, Red and Blue Honeycomb

The cables look good and I like the blue/red differentiation between the PCI-Express connectors so you can tell to put them into different cards, but why three red and only one blue? A shroud over the ATX connector hides the mass of ugly cables very effectively without hindering the ease at which you can get the connector in and out of its socket, however Gigabyte doesn't follow this up by continuing the braiding right into the PSU unit. Instead it stops just at the outside which allows more flexibility and keeps the hole in the box smaller, but doesn't look as tidy.

The 8-pin and 4-pin cable is also a little untidy - instead of being a 4+4-pin connector Gigabyte use a 4-pin tapped onto the end of an 8-pin. It's not on a separate power line and not long enough to use them both on a workstation/server board, but it also means that you're always left with a connector and twice as much cable as you need.

Gigabyte Odin GT 800W PSU The Black, Red and Blue Honeycomb Gigabyte Odin GT 800W PSU The Black, Red and Blue Honeycomb

Included are six SATA and five molex connectors which seems a good ratio, but all the cables are the same length and feature the same number of connectors. What if you only need one or two SATA or have four drives in close succession? Obviously you can't cater for everybody and including many more cables would increase the cost dramatically, but some variation would be better.

We're missing the cable featuring two Molex and single floppy connector in the pictures, since our sample didn't have one, but Gigabyte assures us that it should have been in the box and will be in all retail boxes.
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