Silverstone Zeus 750w ST75ZF Quad Rail PSU

Connectors

Connectors

Now this is where things start to get interesting. The Zeus has been designed with the most modern systems in mind, providing backward compatibility by means of extension cables included in the extra's box that comes with the unit.

Silverstone Zeus Cables

Only the ATX, 8-Pin and PCI-E connectors are sleeved in black material, which is a bit of a shame and leaves me wondering why they didn't sleeve the rest. Granted unsleeved cables are easier to hide and take up less space when bunched together, but its always easier to remove sleeving than it is to add it.

Silverstone Zeus Cables Silverstone Zeus Cables

Above you can see the additional 2 PCI-E connectors which can be used to power a further 2 graphics cards in your system (Quad SLI). The idea is quite cumbersome as one of the connectors is merely just one of the Molex-to-PCIE connectors you would receive in a box with a new graphics card. The other connector plugs into what is referred as the "Aux 6-Pin Connector". I'm not sure if this has any other uses as yet, but the manual certainly doesn't mention any.

It is also worth mentioning at this point that the PSU is NOT Quad-SLI certified. So don't start moaning if it can't run 4x 7900GTX's!

EDIT: 12/05/06

Silverstone have confirmed that they are currently in the process of obtaining Quad SLI Certification for this unit and are just awaiting Stickers and other media before they can promote the unit as Quad SLI Certified.


Silverstone Zeus Cables

Here we see the EPS12v (8-pin) connector with the ATX12v (4-pin) extension cable attached. Its good to see that Silverstone are opting for the newer technologies as their standards, and providing backward compatibility for older motherboard types.

ATX Connector

The ATX Connector is native 24-pin. Unlike other power supplies, it doesn't have a 4-pin block which can be snapped off for backwards compatibility with older motherboards. Users of the older 20-Pin ATX motherboards will have to purchase a converter in order to use this power supply.

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The Zeus has no shortage of connectors. With 7 Molex connectors and 4 SATA connectors this Power Supply is ideal for those with lots of hard disks and optical drives.

* The 8-Pin EPS12v connector can be converted to a 4-Pin ATX/P412v connector by means of an included converter.
** An additional 2 PCI-E connectors have been included in the accessories box.
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Most Recent Comments

12-05-2006, 03:32:23

JN
Want a beast on a budget? I think Silverstone may have exactly what you are looking for...

Review HereQuote

12-05-2006, 03:53:40

JN
Review authorised and now live Quote

12-05-2006, 04:09:03

FarFarAway
Nice Jim. Looks like a real beast of a PSU Quote
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