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Old August 14, 2009, 10:08 PM
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But where's the switch ? Oh yeah that's right, it might be a little off where the hole is. Geez I wonder how that could have been missed.
So they screwed up on the casing aliment, thats like saying my system, Chaos 1.0 sucks, has horrible performance and the components are of crappy quality because it's not in a proper case, the motherboard is half sticking out of said case and its hard to add and remove expansion cards.

Just because they messed up with the casing/box doesn't change quality of the important stuff, the actual components on the inside.
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Old August 14, 2009, 10:20 PM
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ZOJACK!! Posting this from the MacBook Pro, I just checked mine, the switch it UNDER the black plastic, towards the back(modular connections end), I completely forgot I had to move the black plastic out of the way to get to my switch!
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Old August 14, 2009, 10:26 PM
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Thanks, Chilly!

You saved me a lot of headaches.
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The ZM1200M is a superior PSU, better ripple regulation, single rail, and etc. Corsair sells good, solid PSU's, but they aren't the best.
Corsair HX750/850 has better voltage regulation, less ripple, single rail (not that the number of rails matters). It's just not enough watts if you need that many.
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Old August 15, 2009, 12:05 AM
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Corsair HX750/850 has better voltage regulation, less ripple, single rail (not that the number of rails matters). It's just not enough watts if you need that many.
I was referring to the HX1000, as its the CLOSEST unit Corsair has to the ZM1200M.

The +3.3 and +5 rail on the HX750/850 are *slightly* ripple better(35mV ripple on the +5 line vs the 10mV) but the 12v on the ZM1200M is CLEAN BABY CLEAN.

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Not too much is different about the numbers here. We get the same amazing efficiency results, which is likely due in no small part to the high 12V voltage readings, similar better than 2% regulation numbers, and the unit is having no trouble taking the heat. I likes what I sees.
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the 12V output is so clean this unit is almost like the second coming of the Antec Signature SG-850. Only, the Signature wasn't this powerful. Hubba hubba!
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Corsair sells some good and great PSU's, I never argued against that, and the HX750/850 are some great ones, that in pure statistics trade blows with the best of the best. Even so, the HX750/850 are brand new and comparing a 750/850Watt unit to a 1200Watt unit(450/350 Watt difference!) is like comparing Apples to Oranges.
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Old August 15, 2009, 01:47 AM
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Thanks, Chilly!

You saved me a lot of headaches.
Your welcome, I was reading over your posts again, and I was like "black plastic... sounds familiar"
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Old August 15, 2009, 09:41 AM
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Well, doesn't seem to be what Chilly said. Still no access to the switch.

EDIT: Done. I opened it up and the plastic protector didn't have a hole for the switch, so I made one with a cutter.

Even though it says it will void the warranty, should anything happen, I'll fight it to the finish.

Anyway, it's a single-rail PSU now.

Time for more sleeving.
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Old August 15, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Well, doesn't seem to be what Chilly said. Still no access to the switch.

EDIT: Done. I opened it up and the plastic protector didn't have a hole for the switch, so I made one with a cutter.

Even though it says it will void the warranty, should anything happen, I'll fight it to the finish.

Anyway, it's a single-rail PSU now.

Time for more sleeving.
Cut the black plastic? I don't remember what I did to get the plastic out of the way on mine but I do remember having to move it. As for warranty, I hear that SS have pretty decent/understanding RMA dept.

Glad to hear you got it working in the end, now don't screw up the sleaving and kill the PSU!
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Old August 15, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Yeah, no kidding!

I hope they are understanding when they put out a PSU that has a screwup like that!

There's a plastic shield on the inside of the metal casing that had no hole in it for the rail switch. I cut a hole in that for easy future access to the switch (though I doubt I'll be needing to touch it again)
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I always wanted a Zeus, but never had the cash to buy it.

What an oversight on Silverstone's part, is it actually a warranted use of the PSU?

On another note regarding the Corsair PSUs. I as well respect their performance, but I would never buy one . There's something about them that I don't like, maybe it's just the massive hype over it. I'm an Enermax guy for now
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