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Silverstone Zeus 1350-Watt 80 PLUS Silver Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Silver PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 15, 2013 12:27 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Silverstone Technology

Cabling Arrangement




Despite the plethora of cables that are present with the Zeus 1350W, the list of cables is much simpler than you would expect. The power supply features dual EPS12V cables of varying length to help with cable management. There are two different sets of PCI-E cables as well which help with cable clutter even further. Peripherals are handled via a total of 16 SATA connectors, six Molex connectors and two FDD connectors. Overall, it is a very solid list that should handle pretty much anything thrown at it.




Rail distribution can be very simplistic or very complicated depending on how the user wishes to utilize the power supply. Out of the box, it can be used as a single rail power supply. At the flip of a switch, it can be turned into the six-rail power supply as well. If this is done, 12V1 and 12V2 each handle a single EPS12V connector. 12V3 takes care of the Main connector and all peripherals. This leaves 12V4, 12V5, and 12V6 to each handle two PCI-E connectors each.



A Look Inside




Even though the power supply is incredibly long, the unit is packed full. The heat sinks are placed perfectly to draw the air across them as it is pulled out of the back.




Two Hitachi capacitors sit on the primary side of the Zeus. While we couldn't get a good shot of them, the secondary capacitors are a mix of Nippon Chemi-Con and Nichicon capacitors.




Something that we've not seen for a long time is the use of an 80mm fan to cool the power supply. Since this PSU is intended for server environments, it is necessary to maintain the front to back flow of air. Silverstone utilized the Sunon PF80251B3 to move the hot air out the back.

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