Silverstone Zeus 1350 W

Silverstone Zeus 1350 W

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Packaging


On the front, we meet an illustration of Zeus, the father of all Gods in ancient Greek mythology, next to Parthenon, the famous temple of goddess Athena, located on top of the Athenian Acropolis. Near the right, bottom corner is a photo of the PSU, and next to it is a list describing its most notable features.


On the rear, we find a short, multilingual features description. Silverstone didn't include a features description in Greek, although a Greek name along with a visual Grecian theme is used! What an irony!


On one of the two sides of the box is a useful reference to all available connectors of the unit. Maximum and peak power levels and a mention of the 1% voltage regulation Silverstone promises on all rails are given on the other side of the box.


A table with the PSU's specifications is given on this side.


A great deal of information is located on this side: two graphs showing the unit's efficiency and the fan speed curve, a reference to its fully modular design, the user-accessible voltage adjustment pots for the major rails, the low ripple levels, and the switch that converts the unit from multi-rail to single +12V rail.

Contents


Two manuals, a small box containing all accessories, and a thick layer of packing foam fully protecting the top of the PSU greet us once we open the top flap. The other sides of the PSU are each covered by another piece of packing foam for adequate protection.


The AC power cord is not so thick, although it uses a C19 coupler, which suits higher currents. Nevertheless, the current won't surpass 8 A since it is EU specific and will operate with 230VAC. The modular cables are wrapped together and the rest of the bundle includes some zip ties, two sets of fixing bolts, and several Velcro straps.

Exterior


The PSU features a heavy and black, matte finish which, according to Silverstone, is scratch and lead-free. They forgot to mention that it is also fingerprint proof. As you can see, the dimensions of the PSU are huge, and a small 80 mm fan at the front handles the unit's cooling. Next to the small on/off switch is another switch to set the fan to full speed in case you need to maintain the lowest possible temperature inside the PSU. In this mode, the small fan does produce a lot of noise. So much so that it will probably awaken/annoy your neighbors! A small LED indicator on the front informs the user of the PSU's operational state: orange for standby, green for normal, and red for trouble.

Small vents on both sides and the bottom of the PSU allow for better airflow. The fully modular panel is at the rear of the unit. Thankfully, a small label above the panel illustrates the +12V rail distribution to the modular sockets of its multi-rail mode, which can be activated through the rear switch. Finally, the power specifications label is located on the bottom of the unit.


You can toggle between single and multiple +12V rails with this small switch. Next to it are three holes that hide the pots through which you can adjust the voltages of the major rails. Today, some PSUs, like the EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500, come with software that allows for adjustment to the +12V rail. Nevertheless, we are pretty sure that many users out there prefer this old-school method over a software-specific form of regulation.
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