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What is an MBU socket?

post #1 of 6
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Question in the title.
I saw in the description of the new Antec Edge PSUs "The Antec Edge is fully modular with a revolutionary 18+10-pin MBU socket for the needs of tomorrow"
I looked everywhere on Google as to what MBU is but it's like no one knows... so *** is it?
post #2 of 6



I am not certain, but I think it is just because you plug the in the 18pin MB plug and the other 10pin goes into one of the rail's sockets. That's how my HCP plat is anyway thumb.gif
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post #3 of 6
JonnyGuru review indicates MBU = MotherBoard Unit

How can a trivial and unnecessary new connector be revolutionary?
post #4 of 6
I couldn't find anything on it, but from what I could see, it seems to be an antec "future-proofing" solution, to have more 12V lines to the motherboard, to cover increasing power requirements. you can basically have two CPU 8 pin connectors, or if they increase the number of pins required on the CPU socket in the future, it'll cover up to 16 pins. Its just extra 12V lines, and doesn't even look to be a standard of any sort.

I'd put it into the gimmick category. Unless you have server boards which require two 8-pin connections.
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Ohhh, that's... a dumb name.
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by latelesley View Post

I couldn't find anything on it, but from what I could see, it seems to be an antec "future-proofing" solution, to have more 12V lines to the motherboard, to cover increasing power requirements. you can basically have two CPU 8 pin connectors, or if they increase the number of pins required on the CPU socket in the future, it'll cover up to 16 pins. Its just extra 12V lines, and doesn't even look to be a standard of any sort.

I'd put it into the gimmick category. Unless you have server boards which require two 8-pin connections.

I think that about sums it up smile.gif
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