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Old May 12, 2007, 11:11 AM
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Old May 12, 2007, 01:22 PM
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thank you very much for the informative review, SKY :)

Yours are the only power supply reviews I bother reading because honestly power supplies aren't normally very interesting to me, haha.
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Old May 12, 2007, 01:54 PM
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Yeah, great review!!!!

Has Silverstone always stuck with single rail PSUs or does this perhaps suggest that the manufacturers have heard our cries for a single strong 12v rail?
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Old May 12, 2007, 07:10 PM
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Silverstone has the best of both worlds. Their Olympias are great single rail PSUs but if you want a multi-rail unit, you could go with the Zeus. The same goes for modular PSUs; for single rail they have the Decathlon and for multi rail they have the Striders.

Personally, I think they have the market pretty much covered with something for everyone.
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and for what type iof rig you recommend a single rail over multi rails PSU???

single for intels and multi for AMD??
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It is not a matter of recommending one or another but rather the application.

If it was an overclocked Quad Core I would recommend a single rail

If it was an overclocked AMD QuadFX system, I would recommend a single rail 1KW (or more) unit and new wiring for your house.
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