The EC2 comes with an almost matt black finish; it does reflect a little but it’s barely noticeable. This means that fingerprints don’t show up as much which is nice, but there’s always something a bit cooler about a surface you can see your face in.
The fan used to cool this 700w PSU is a large 13.5cm fan mounted in the centre of the underside with matt black blade and a glossy black grill.
Another feature designed to aide cooling of the unit is the honeycomb grill along the rear. This allows for the maximum ammount of air to flow from the unit out of the back, while still preventing stray fingers from finding their way inside. To read more about PSU grill shapes, check out our glossary entry here.
Looking at the opposite end of the unit there are a host of modular connections available; interestingly they are split into two colours. The black ones are for the PCI-e connectors, and the green for the SATA and molex cables.
The PCI-e cables are 8pin at the PSU end, and the business end is a 6pin +2 setup.
The green connectors are 6pin and they branch into black SATA and 4pin molex connectors.
On each of these SATA/molex cables is another female 6pin green connector, this allows you to extend the cable to reach those extra hard spots, or to add a floppy power adaptor.
The 24pin is as standard as they come, not a bit of green in site.
The cables themselves are all braided and have a plastic wraparound for the thicker sections to keep them nice and tidy. Not only that but the PCI-e cables come with a small sticker attached that lets you know exactly which one’s are for your GPU. This is to prevent people from thinking the 6pin section of the green cables are for PCI-e.