SilverStone Decathlon DA700 Power Supply
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 05-10-2008
Provided by: SilverStone
Installation / Testing

The system I am installing the SilverStone DA700 into consists of the following hardware:

Biostar TForce 570 SLI Motherboard
AMD A64 X2 6400+ @ 3.4Ghz 1.5v
Swiftech Compact H2O-220
EVGA 8800GTS 512 @ 800/1100
3 x 74Gb WD Raptor Drives
16x DVDRW, Floppy Drives
8 Fans, 4 USB Devices

When installing the DA700 I noticed that something seemed out of sorts with these pins, but I went ahead and used this cable anyway. Sure enough, the computer would not POST. I ended up having to borrow another ATX cable from a second SilverStone power supply I had on hand.

I tested the SilverStone DA700 power supply using a Fluke multimeter to measure the outputs of the +3.3v, +5v and +12v rails. The +3.3v reading was taken at the main ATX motherboard connector while the +5v and +12v were taken from one of the available molex connectors. I recorded the outputs of the power supply in two different states, one while running at idle within the OS, the other at full system load. To generate load conditions I ran the SMP F@H client, 3DMark06, Disk Defragmenter and a DVD-RW burn process simultaneously.

Final conclusion just ahead.

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