Silverstone Zeus 560w ST56ZF ATX PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion

The Zeus 560w ST56ZF is yet another great power supply from Silverstone. The voltage stability under load was excellent and despite the fact that Silverstone neglected to include the efficiency ratings on the packaging, the ST56ZF actually faired very well in our tests.

All of these excellent attributes are only let down by the noise of the ST56ZF both at idle an under load, which will leave the silent PC builders among us reaching for the earplugs.

Retailing for £86 over at Scan.co.uk the ST56ZF is slightly more expensive that 560w offerings from other manufacturers. However, with a name like Etasis under the hood, you can be sure that this power supply will serve you well long into the future.


Pro's
- Stable and powerful rails
- Efficient in our tests
- Internals made by Etasis
- Plenty of connectors
- Adjustable Pots

Con's
- Not all rails sleeved
- Not the best looking of PSU's
- Noisy regardless of load.

OC3D Recommended

Thanks to Silverstone for providing this unit for review.

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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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