Cables and Accessories:
This power supply comes with quite a bundle of cables, thanks to the rather revolutionary design that Nesteq has implemented. You can daisy chain different cables together to get just the configuration you need, so you aren't stuck with a cable that has whatever connections the manufacturer decided to use. This allows for optimal cable management, since you can customize your cabling to suit your needs and to distribute power evenly.
Before getting to the modular cables, the below left image takes a look at the other accessories provided. You get an AC power cord, several black zip ties, some green plastic caps to cover unused modular connections, and a bag of mounting screws. The below right image shows the four bundles containing all of the modular cables.
There are seven cables shown in the below left image; three which are simply extensions with no drive connections, and four which are for floppy drives. The bright green plugs connect to the power supply housing or to another cable, while black plugs connect to a drive or other system component. The below right image shows a total of five cables, all of which feature a green male plug on one end, two SATA drive connections, and then a green female plug on the other end.
The below left image shows five more cables, each of which has a green male plug on one end, two 4 pin drive connections, and then a green female plug on the other end. The below right image shows the four PCI Express cables, each of which features a 6+2 pin connector for compatibility with a variety of modern graphics cards. These have black connectors on either end, as the PCI Express plugs on the power supply housing are also black to distinguish them from the green plugs provided for all other components.
Taking a look at these images should clarify the unique nature of Nesteq's modular cable design. You can create cable combinations to best match your needs, and change them any time your system components change. For example, say you have four SATA drives at the bottom of your full tower ATX case, and two PATA optical drives and a floppy at the top. Not a problem. Make one lead out of a combination of an extension cable and two SATA cables to reach the bottom, and make another lead out of a combination of a single PATA cable and a floppy cable. You have just the connections you need, while using as few cables as possible. No extra cables, no wasted connectors, and no excess lengths of cable to hide.
Except for the floppy cables which are really too short for sleeving, every cable is well wrapped in black mesh that is neatly finished with black plastic bulbs on either end. While I originally thought the black bulb was a choke when I saw it on the motherboard cable, I realize it is just a clever way to finish the cables. It also adds an interesting visual element to a case's internal features that is just asking to be shown off through a window.