Silverstone Zeus 850w ST85ZF Quad SLI PSU



In previous reviews, Silverstone Zeus power supplies have been well equipped with connectors and only let down by the lack of sleeving on the SATA/Molex cables. Let's see if the ST85ZF is any different...

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The Zeus comes complete with a big bundle of cables, all wrapped together inside a bubble wrap bag and secured with a cable tie.

The Molex and SATA connectors have been sleeved up to the first connector, which is an improvement over the ST75ZF that left these cables unsleeved. It would have been nice for all cabes to be completely sleeved, but this would serve no practical purpose other than looks.

The overal quality of the sleeving job is excellent, using both cable ties and heat shrink to hold the sleeving in place.

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Credit has to be given to Silverstone for labelling all connectors with the corresponding rail that they obtain their +12v power from. As we can see from above, the Molex connectors obtain their 12v power from the +12v3 rail, and one of the PCI-E connectors obtains its power from +12v4.

This is especially helpful for ensuring that you distribute the load used by your components amongst the 4 available +12v rails.

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ST85ZF Cables ST85ZF Cables

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.

The ST85ZF is also native EPS-12v, providing the user with an 8-Pin connector. However, Silverstone have included an extension cable, which coverts the connector to 4-Pin ATX-12v.
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Most Recent Comments

01-08-2006, 05:27:33

"Probably the most power hungry component in a PC is the graphics card. Put 4 of them together for Quad SLI, and you need a seriously beefy PSU. Do Silverstone have the goods?"


01-08-2006, 05:48:12

/me wantsQuote

01-08-2006, 06:14:24

Now that is a kick ass power supply! Sign me up for one of those when I build my next rig, dizamn... Nice review and nice PSU.Quote

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