SilverStone OP1000 Olympia 1000w Power Supply
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 03-06-2007
Provided by: SilverStone
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In the first photo, I have stacked the recently reviewed OCZ ProXStream 1,000w PSU on top of the OP1000 to give you a visual representation of the size difference from a standard PSU to the OP1000. The OCZ PSU measured 5 1/2" in length; 3 1/2" shorter than the OP1000. So, it comes without saying that you need to make sure this unit will fit inside your case before deciding to purchase it. Things to look for include conflict with a top mounted case fan and / or obstruction with your optical drive(s). Anyway, the second picture is a side-by-side comparison of a standard power supply cord vs. the OP1000 cord. The OP1000 cord is a bit larger and as mentioned on the previous page, the prongs are arranged horizontally instead of vertically.





The OP1000 has plenty of cable connections to power your hardware now and well into the future. From left to right, we have four 6-pin PCI-E connectors; two "cables", each with two connectors - this could be viewed as good and bad. Good, because it cuts down on wire clutter (four cables vs. two) and bad, because I suppose some people might want a dedicated cable for each connector, although I don't see why. Anyway, we are also given two 8-pin PCI-E 2.0 cables for use on future video card offerings. Next we have one 4-pin and two 8-pin CPU cables, a 20+4-pin ATX cable, six SATA connectors, six 4-pin Molex connectors and two 4-pin Floppy style connectors. For whatever reason, SilverStone decided not to fully sleeve all of the cables on this PSU, much like they have done in the past. I personally would like to see each and every cable fully sleeved, but maybe that is just me?

Next up, we install the OP1000 in the dedicated test system and cover the testing procedure...


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