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what's the difference in all of those Silverstone PSUs? i'm a SS junkie but those psus confuse me. they all seem to have the same wattage, but different prices

so, which one of those is best to get and why?
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post #2 of 17
Olympia is the newest and is a great PSU.
Decathalon is the modular version of the Olympia
Strider is a much older series, and while still solid, the Olympia or Decathalon would be a much better choice. I love my Olympia 650W.
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what's the difference in all of those Silverstone PSUs? i'm a SS junkie but those psus confuse me. they all seem to have the same wattage, but different prices

so, which one of those is best to get and why?
Some Striders got good reviews.... but the higher end one, not so much. Stick with Olympia or Decathalon series.

I just ordered the Silverstone Sugo 3... brand new SFF case. My first SS product.
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post #4 of 17
The Zeus series are good also, just that they have split 12v rails instead of 1 large one, and are not modular. Best efficiency of the Silverstone psu's I believe.
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post #5 of 17
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so out of these, which would you pick?
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post #6 of 17
The Decathlon is probably the best option, but also the most costly. None of them are really bad though, so just pick whichever based on your budget.
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post #7 of 17
The OP650.
It's not modular, and has great power throughput.
 
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I'd go Decathlon for modular... I love less cabling!
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post #9 of 17
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do i not want modular? just wondering if it's better to not be modular.
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post #10 of 17
modular is when the cables can be connected to the PSU only when u need them insteadof having all the excess cables whether you need them or not... like that thick mass of cables from cheap PSUs, that are held together with a plastic ring... Modular allows for better airflow with the loss of the excess cables, and doesn't effect throughput in anyway, I personally use the Decathlon 750W and Love it it is a SOLID product!
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