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    Dual 12V Rail PSU Shootout
    Author: JonnyGuru
    Date Posted:31/05/2005 15:13.08
    Enermax SLRating: SLRating: 9/10
    Neopower SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Silverstone SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Bottom Line: Grading of the Enermax, Antec and Silverstone Power Supplies was tough, but with stable rails and quiet operation, both the Enermax and Antec are going to come out on top.

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    The Silverstone Zeus ST52F

    The Silverstone is more of a "black chrome" finish than the "titanium" we're used to seeing.  Refreshing, actually.

    The Silverstone unit looks sharp and comes with more, and more different, connectors than any of our other power supplies.  At an average price of $109-$129, the Silverstone is the most expensive unit of the three reviewed today.

    A fist full of connectors.

    There's no shortage of connectors, either.  With a PCI Express connector, 6-pin Aux, 8-pin AUX and four SATA connectors, there should be plenty of connectors for your rig.

    The Silverstone features a less commonlt used 2x3 AUX connector.  Here it's shown next to the PCI Express power connector.

    To obtain a 2x2 power connector, one must adapt the 2x4 connector with the above adapter (bottom of two shown.)  The connector at the top of the photo is an adapter included with the power supply because the wrong connector was put on the end of the PCI Express connector.  A small note was included with the power supply explaining the error.

    The two 80MM fans that cool the Silverstone are quiet, but not as quiet as Enermax's and not as quiet as Antec's 120MM fan.

    Inside the power supply, we find a lot of good quality components and construction.  Most notable is the perforated copper heatsink. The Silverstone also features Actvice Power Factor Correction circuity.

    Let's take inventory of the cables included with each power supply...

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    1. Test Methodology
    2. Introduction
    3. Enermax EG495P-VE
    4. Antec NeoPower 480W
    5. The Silverstone Zeus ST52F
    6. A Look At The Cables
    7. Load Test Results
    8. Conclusions

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