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Silverstone has one-uped PC Power and Cooling by providing higher specification powersupplies for less.

These are all single +12V high amerage power supplies rated at high temperatures (50C).

They come in two flavors, the Decathalon and Olympian. The Decathalon versions are modular in design and more expensive. The Olympian are not modular.

These are several models in the series:

OP650
DA650

OP850
DA850

OP1000

OP1200
DA1200

A review of the OP650 by JonnyGURU can be found here. The OP650 can be has for $125. The OP650 and DA650 series have the following specifications:



The OP850 and DA850 are the next model up. These are slightly more expensive than the OP650/DA650 but are still cheaper than the Silencer 750. A review of the DA850 by JonnyGURU can be found here (note the DA series doesn't score as well as the OP series because it is modular and thus worse electrical performance). Here are the specifications of the OP850 / DA850:



Finally you have the heavy weights. The OP1000 and the OP1200 / DA1200. These are less expensive than the TurboCool 1Kw but probably not as good. However, at half the cost, they are a much better deal:





No one needs more than 850 Watts. There is no way you could find reasonable system to use more than 70Amps!

If you asking, which one is for me? Than I have the answer:

Up to Quad core, single high end GPU (8800GTX) or SLI low end GPU (8800GTS or less) then the OP650 / DA650 is for you. This is the majority of people. It has a good price and even better performance.

Up to Quad core and any current SLI can be handled by the OP850 / DA850. So if you will be running 8800GTX's in SLI then you want the OP / DA850.

Don't buy these from Newegg and they charge more and they don't seem to have a good batch. Eastluna.com has better prices and they have the new revision from Silverstone.
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Great work Paul--but I doubt logic and sanity will prevail when it comes to "e-member" waggling. People buy kilowatt PSUs for bragging rights, not performance needs...

I have been a fan of Silverstone for a while now--ever since I bought a pair of Zeus 560 Continuous...they are the most stable PSUs I own--even the PC Power Silencer I run has more droop... the Silverstonses are dead on at 11.99 and the PC Power is at 11.91 on the 12V...

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post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
No one needs more than 850 Watts. There is no way you could find reasonable system to use more than 70Amps!
I wouldn't quite say that because some people might choose a 1kW+ PSU to run their computer and their peltier plate if they decide to go that way. This eliminates the need for an extra PSU. Of course you don't have the adjustability in voltage that most people like when playing with peltiers, but if you're like me and like to have all your components inside your case then 1kW+ psu's aren't that crazy of an idea.
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My Zeus 650W is also stable if my temps are fine. When my case is closed, it's getting so hot with my CPU (~140W) + something else (~90W, 60 from GPU and 30W from chipset, harddrives etc), and the PSU is alone to do that, it's getting very hot in there and my rails drop vastly.
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I'm planning on the Olymipia, ordering it today. Selling my NUUO to a friend for $75
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Got my Olympia today... it's a beast, no doubt about it. Not having the whining fan issue some people have reported. It's a lot quieter than my NUUO and is simply an amazing PSU. More powerful than the PC P&C Silencer 610 and a lot cheaper.
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Got my Olympia today... it's a beast, no doubt about it. Not having the whining fan issue some people have reported. It's a lot quieter than my NUUO and is simply an amazing PSU. More powerful than the PC P&C Silencer 610 and a lot cheaper.
Very nice, care to do any testing for us?

Also, where did you buy it from?
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Very nice, care to do any testing for us?

Also, where did you buy it from?
I lack the tools.


Got it from Newegg. $139 shipped. Not the best price, but not bad, and I prefer to use Newegg.

Edit: Gotta say, it's nice to have my rig back, though. 4 days on a slow computer are a not-fun 4 days.
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I lack the tools.


Got it from Newegg. $139 shipped. Not the best price, but not bad, and I prefer to use Newegg.

Edit: Gotta say, it's nice to have my rig back, though. 4 days on a slow computer are a not-fun 4 days.
Did you NUUO die?
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I has a Decathlon, which is just a modular version of the Olympia. It's awesome, and it's built like a frickin tank.
    
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