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Old 12-10-2012
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Who could have predicted it? It turns out that last week, when I thoroughly barbecued and humiliated that Hercules 500 watt unit, I offended the other Greek gods. Herc's daddy, Zeus himself, has shown up today looking to get even. He's brought with him the latest power supply to be graced with his name, the Silverstone Zeus 1350 watt unit. Let's find out if old Zeus here can do what his boy Hercules couldn't... make it all the way through my tests.
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Especially for the price, I'd call this product "meh."

I knew not to expect a whole lot, as it was Seventeam, which we haven't seen anything great from them in ages.
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Very disappointed with the QC failures in this unit, I expect a lot more from Silverstone.
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Very disappointed with the QC failures in this unit, I expect a lot more from Silverstone.
We would, interesting that they chose Seventeam for this one.
I think there are a lot of other good contenders out that that could have gotten it right.


Otherwise, great review as is the norm here.

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I absolutely love the aesthetics of this unit.. too bad it doesn't truly deliver on the performance/quality front as well.
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Yep, if I was interested in units of this power, I'd expect everything to be top notch or price would have to be significantly lower than competition. It clearly isn't either of these in this case.
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I've known Apaq polies to blow up before. I avoid them like junk lytics.



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That looks like it blew up fairly effectively. An input filter cap too, that seems odd.
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If that's an MSI board, blame the VRM not the caps.
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Asus, TurboV gives it away. Recent enough to have an EPS12V CPU power connector on a board with no MOSFET heatsink too. We can still blame the VRM though. What is it about MSI vrms that kills the input filter caps?
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