If you don't believe in overkill

Subject: Cases and Cooling | November 28, 2008 - 04:15 PM |

Higher end rigs with multiple GPUs may not be completely stable on a 500W PSU and some people just might not want to buy a full kilowatt PSU.  If you are looking in that 700-800W range, you will not go wrong with the SilverStone Decathlon 700W model.  Hardware Secrets' testing shows it to provide solid power, and the inclusion of four 6-pin connectors and a single 8-pin, plus some unique modular cabling jsut sweetens the deal.

"Decathlon 700 W (a.k.a. DA700) from SilverStone features a full modular cabling system, where

even the main motherboard cable is connected thru it, a very uncommon configuration (usually on

power supplies with modular cabling system the main motherboard cable comes from inside the

unit). This unit also features active PFC and a 120-mm fan, with the manufacturer saying it can

deliver its labeled power at 50º C. Let's see if this is true and if this unit is a good


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