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Old November 19, 2007, 10:51 AM
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The SilverStone Strider was one of the first PSU's to take a 600W PSU and spread the +12V across four rails. Unfortunately, they messed up and grouped all of the PCI-e connectors on the same rail! This was because they were folllowing the SSI specification for SERVER power supplies that have multiple CPU's and large arrays of hard drives. Servers don't use high end graphics cards or SLI! This arrangement caused the PSU to shut down under high loads and because this PSU was SO POPULAR (at the time, all of the top scores on 3DM06 were people with Strider 600W PSU's) the problem became a pandemic and it gave split up +12V rails a bad rap. About six months later, SilverStone figured it out and had Enhance move the connectors around so the PCI-e connectors were split up across two +12V rails.
Jonny, are you sure you are not refering to the original Zeus 650W that used to trip with a pair of 7800GTX cards installed?
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Old November 19, 2007, 11:08 AM
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The ST65ZF and ST60F are based on the same platform - the same comments would work for both of them since the Zeus model was out first ;)
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Old November 19, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Ah!!!
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Old November 19, 2007, 12:36 PM
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Yeah... could've been the ST65ZF too, but it was the ST60F that I remember went through a revision because of the load distribution.
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