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Xigmatek Tauro 700 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: July 17, 2012
Page: 1 of 11
Introduction
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The Xigmatek Tauro power supply series is comprised of 400 W, 500 W, 600 W, and 700 W models, with the 80 Plus Bronze certification. Today we are testing the 700 W model to see if it is a good product. Check it out.

The Xigmatek Tauro 700 W is manufactured by Andyson. It is internally identical to the Xilence Redwing Series 700 W R3 and the LC-Power LC8750II V2.3 Prophecy 2

Xigmatek Tauro 700w
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Figure 1: Xigmatek Tauro 700 W power supply

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Figure 2: Xigmatek Tauro 700 W power supply

The Xigmatek Tauro 700 W is 6.2” (158 mm) deep, using a 135 mm sleeve-bearing fan on its bottom (Xigmatek DFS132512H, which is actually manufactured by Young Lin Tech).

The reviewed power supply doesn’t have a modular cabling system. All cables are protected with nylon sleeves, but only the sleeve used on the main motherboard cable comes from inside the unit. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 20.5” (52 cm) long
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 24.6” (62 cm) long
  • Two cables, each with two six/eight-pin connectors for video cards, 20.5” (52 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • Two cables, each with four SATA power connectors, 16.5” (42 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • One cable with four standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 16.5” (42 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors

The main motherboard cable and the EPS12V/ATX12V cable use thicker 16 AWG wires, while the other wires have the minimum recommended gauge (18 AWG). The number of connectors is perfect.

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Figure 3: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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