Silverstone Zeus 560w ST56ZF ATX PSU

Connectors

Connectors

In past reviews, I've been pleasantly surprised by the number of connectors included with Silverstone power supplies, but disappointed by the lack of sleeving on all cables. Let's see if the Zeus 560w follows the trend.

Zeus 560w Cables Zeus 560w Cables

Zeus 560w Cables Zeus 560w Cables

Yet again, Silverstone have only decided to sleeve the ATX, EPS12v and PCI-E cables leaving the Molex and SATA cables as bare wires. This is a great shame, as Silverstone have done and excellent job on the sleeved cables, using both cable ties and heat shrink to hold the sleeving in place.

Zeus 560w ATX Zeus 560w EPS12v

The ATX connector on the ST56ZF is native 24-pin. However, as you can see above, a small block of 4 connectors can be broken off to switch the connector to 20-pin, and thus make it compatible with older motherboards.

Rather than employing the same idea for the EPS12v connector, Silverstone have decided to provide an extension cable which scales down the connector from an 8-pin EPS12v to a 4-pin ATX12v connector.

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With 4 SATA and 6 Molex plugs, the ST56ZF should have enough connectors to power the components in most systems without any problems.
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Most Recent Comments

08-06-2006, 14:11:38

JN
Today I'll be looking at the 560w version of Silverstone's highly acclaimed Zeus series of power supplies. With a single +12v rail providing up to 38a, will it be able to keep up with its dual and triple railed competitors?

Check out the review here

08-06-2006, 15:01:25

Ham
Nice job XMS. Im liking the efficency test! Dam good idea and original.

08-06-2006, 15:08:34

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Nice job XMS. Im liking the efficency test! Dam good idea and original.
Cheers mate. We're aiming to come up with new kinds of testing procedures for all our reviews, so if there is something you'd like to see tested in any of our future reviews, let us know

08-06-2006, 18:44:31

Raven

Most notable of the specifications, is the fact that the ST56ZF only has a single +12v rail rated at 32a which is quite rare in modern day power supplies.



saw this on page 2.

the Zeus 560w is actually 10m longer than its brother the Strider, but should still pose no problems fitting in any ATX case.





yikes a powersupply over 10m long

saw it on page 3.

otherwise it looked good.

liked th enew efficiency testing.

09-06-2006, 03:36:19

JN
Cheers for pointing that out Raven - now corrected

09-06-2006, 06:01:00

FragTek
Yet another fine XMS review
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