Reviews - Silverstone Olympia OP650
Sample Provided by: SilverStone (By jonny on Sun, Feb-25-2007)

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Today I get to review one of the more long awaited power supplies on the market today, the Silverstone Olympia OP650.

There is buzz about the Olympia OP650 in the forums because it has one, large 54A +12V rail, is rated at 50°C, a compact size, is ready for an R600 card right out of the box with an 8-pin PCI-e connector and is supposedly efficient and quiet.

The Olympia OP650 is a bit of a departure for Silverstone, which is why it's part of Silverstone's new Olympia product line.  But unlike the Olympia OP1000, the OP650 is not made by SevenTeam.  And supposedly it's not made by Etasis or Enhance either.  Although some rumors have hinted that this is engineered by some former Etasis engineers in Enhance's newest factory, none of this has really been substantiated and there is no UL number underneath the Underwriter's Recognized logo on the box, but one thing is true:  the unit is made in Taiwan while all of the Zeus and Strider models are made in China.

The side of the box shows us three inside shots of the PSU and states that the PSU is rated up to 50°C, that it has a +12V rated at 54A and "industry-leading multiple protection features."  I'm just happy when a PSU consistantly trips when put to the test instead of blowing a fuse or.. worse... blowing up. We'll see more inside shots later.

The side of the box also shows the two 6-pin PCI-e connectors and one 8-pin connector.  They also show the 24-pin, the 8-pin EPS12V and the six Serial ATA connectors.

Opening the box reveals the owners manual on top of a cardboard divider.

Under the cardboard divider we find our OP650, wrapped in a lavander plastic bag.

The PSU is basic black, but with "SilverStone" stamped across the top.

Other than the honeycomb grill on the back of the unit, the only other "vent" is a small grill on the inside.

Cooling is handled by a single 120MM fan.

Looking at another side of the box, we see the rail specs for this unit.

This information is echoed on the power supply's sticker.  Below, I break down these specs into a more standardized PSU label layout...

Silverstone Olympia OP650 +3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
Peak Output 24A 30A 54A 0.5A 4A
Max Combined Watts 180W 648W 6W 20W

Only the main ATX 24-pin connector, 8-pin EPS12V, which doubles as the 4-pin ATX12V and PCI-e connector cables are sleeved.

Below is a run down of what connectors are included with the Olympia OP650....

Type of connector: Silverstone OP650
ATX connector 20+4
2 x 2 12V connectors 1*
8-pin Xeon/EPS connector 1*
6-pin Xeon/AUX connector 0
2 x 3 PCIe 2
2 x 4 PCIe 1
5.25" Drive connectors 6
3.5" Drive connectors 1
SATA Drive power connectors 6
Fan only connectors (thermostatically controlled 12V only) 0

* There is an 8-pin EPS12V connector that needs to be split in half for the 4-pin ATX12V.


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