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Old February 18, 2008, 04:33 PM
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Our review of Silverstone's new Zeus 1200W power supply has been posted live.

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Silverstone Zeus 1200W Power Supply Review

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Old February 18, 2008, 05:02 PM
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So the new test rig has been baptized, eh? Nice.

So after reading that through, is there any valid reason for that single/multi-rail switch? The only reason I could see is the "safety buffer", but I don't see why I should have to choose between the easy single rail and the "safer" multi-rail. IMO, if they offer a single rail, it darn well better handle whatever is thrown at it. If it can't handle it, they shouldn't offer it in the first place. Am I missing something?

Oh, and Page 6: " There is also a pair of 6+4 pin PCI-E connectors..." Ye gods, are we up to 10-pin connectors already?
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Old February 18, 2008, 05:05 PM
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wow.

now that was a read! very impressive PSU. the internals look first rate. I am impressed. though at $400MSRP, should be, by price alone!
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Old February 18, 2008, 05:31 PM
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I want one... but man! $400?

I still wonder if for even an enthusiast-level user this is too much.

The extreme load is both systems at the max?

I'm still trying to pick one...

BTW SKYMTL, they're listed on NCIX.com at $375
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e%20Technology
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Old February 18, 2008, 05:41 PM
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So the new test rig has been baptized, eh? Nice.

So after reading that through, is there any valid reason for that single/multi-rail switch? The only reason I could see is the "safety buffer", but I don't see why I should have to choose between the easy single rail and the "safer" multi-rail. IMO, if they offer a single rail, it darn well better handle whatever is thrown at it. If it can't handle it, they shouldn't offer it in the first place. Am I missing something?
If Silverstone wants companies to use this PSU as a server unit, it must have multiple +12V rails as dictated by the EPS12V specifications. All server PSUs must meet SSI specifications in order to be used with Intel and other prcessors in a server environment.

Here is some more info:

Intel® Boxed Products Technical Center - EPS12V Power Supply Source List

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I want one... but man! $400?

I still wonder if for even an enthusiast-level user this is too much.

The extreme load is both systems at the max?

I'm still trying to pick one...

BTW SKYMTL, they're listed on NCIX.com at $375
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e%20Technology
NCIX just listed it. I wonder why.....

One system (the one with the HD2900XT cards) is at max while the second system has its CPU and GPU at max.
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Old February 18, 2008, 05:49 PM
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I see. In other words, those EPS12V guidelines that we enthusiasts tend to treat as a suggestion is actually quite mandatory in the server arena.
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I see. In other words, those EPS12V guidelines that we enthusiasts tend to treat as a suggestion is actually quite mandatory in the server arena.
When Intel makes a "suggestion" most companies take it as bible truth. Plus, the design guides are there for a reason...
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Ok..here's a question for you SKYMTL...

Since this one is listed at the same price as the Olympia, what's the difference?
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Ok..here's a question for you SKYMTL...

Since this one is listed at the same price as the Olympia, what's the difference?
Larger +12V rail and a different OEM. At the same price as the Olympia....it is a no-brainer to get this one.
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