Gigabyte Odin Plus 700 W Power Supply Review

Introduction

Gigabyte has quietly entered the power supply market, and the other model from this brand we reviewed – Superb 550P – proved to be an inferior product. Let’s see if things got better with Odin Plus 700 W.

Like Superb 550P, Odin Plus 700 W is manufactured by AcBel Polytech.

Gigabyte Odin Plus 700 W power supplyFigure 1: Gigabyte Odin Plus 700 W power supply.

Gigabyte Odin Plus 700 W power supplyFigure 2: Gigabyte Odin Plus 700 W power supply.

Gigabyte Odin Plus 700 W is 5 7/8” (15 cm) deep, using a 120 mm fan on its bottom. It features active PFC circuit, feature not available on Superb series.

The reviewed model doesn’t have a modular cabling system, but all cables have nylon protections. All wires are 18 AWG, which is the correct gauge to be used. The cables included are:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 24-pin connector, 18 7/8” (48 cm) long.
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form one EPS12V connector, 18 7/8” (53 cm) long.
  • Two cable with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards each, 18 7/8” (53 cm) long.
  • One cable with four SATA power connectors, 18 1/8” (46 cm) to the first connector, 4” (10 cm) between connectors.
  • One cable with two SATA power connectors and one standard peripheral power connector, 18 1/8” (46 cm) to the first connector, 4” (10 cm) between connectors.
  • One cable with three standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 18 1/8” (46 cm) to the first connector, 4” (10 cm) between connectors.

The cable configuration can be seen as satisfactory for a 700 W product, but since this unit uses high-end capacitors and a DC-DC project inside (more on this later), we were expecting a more generous cable and connector configuration. For example, the distance between SATA and peripheral connectors is shorter compared to the standard  5 7/8” (15 cm) normally used.

Gigabyte Odin Plus 700 W power supplyFigure 3: Cables.

Now let’s take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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