Silverstone Zeus 750w ST75ZF Quad Rail PSU
Published: 10th May 2006 | Source: Silverstone | Price: |Looking Inside
"Built like a tank" is one way to describe this unit. Never before have I had so much trouble taking a Power Supply apart.
I was slightly concerned that when I finally managed to get it in pieces, I wouldn't be able to put it back together again to perform the testing!
Unlike traditional PSU's, the Zeus makes full use of the PSU casing, screwing full sized circuit boards on to both the top and bottom. This of course means they need to fully protect the circuit boards from touching the casing. They have done this by screwing large plastic sheets over the circuits (top left picture).
No expense has been spared when selecting a fan to cool the unit. A Sanyo Denki San Cooler 80mm fan has been installed which pushes a healthy 42cfm at a reasonable 34dBA when running at 12v.
Its clear to see that the Power Supply has been constructed with only the highest quality components, which of course has made it quite hard for Silverstone to fit everything into a reasonable sized case.
Everything is tidily arranged and the two boards can be fully disconnected from each other, which makes it easier to work on - not that you'd ever need to ;).
Unfortunately I was unable to test whether this pot made any difference to the voltages, as the unit is far too awkward to disassemble and reassemble. Maybe Silverstone will be able to confirm if this potentiometer has any effect on voltages.