MSI MAG A850GL PCIE5 850W PSU Review

Box & Bundle

You will find all important features at the face of the box, depicted through badges. Typically, you will find more information on the backside. The protection that the box provides is good, and in the bundle, you will find a bag for storing unused cables or other stuff.

Product Photos

The PSU has a compact footprint, thanks to the 140mm depth. The fan grille is not so restrictive, and the PSU’s chassis finish looks good.

The modular socket has eleven sockets, and one of them writes 12V-2×6, which doesn’t stand since it is a plain 12VHPWR socket. Look at the photos above. On the left is the MSI’s PSU socket, and on the right is a true 12V-2×6 socket. As you can see, the sense pins are way shorter in the 12V-2×6 socket.


Modular Cables
Description Cable Count Connector Count (Total) Gauge In Cable Capacitors
ATX 20+4 pin (600mm) 1 1 18AWG No
4+4 pin EPS12V (750mm) 2 2 18AWG No
6+2 pin PCIe (600mm+150mm) 2 4 18AWG No
12+4 pin PCIe (600mm) (450W) 1 1 16-26AWG No
SATA (500mm+150mm+150mm+150mm) 2 8 18AWG No
4-pin Molex (500mm+145mm+145mm+145mm) / FDD (+145mm) 1 4 / 1 18AWG No
AC Power Cord (1380mm) – C13 coupler 1 1 18AWG

The PSU has enough cables and connectors to deliver its full power smoothly, including two EPS on dedicated cables, four PCIe on two cables, and a single 12VHPWR. The latter might be marked as 600W, but it is set at 450W.

The cables are long, especially the EPS ones, but it would be ideal if the ATX cable reached 650mm. Lastly, the distance between all peripheral connectors is ideal, at 145 to 150mm.

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