Silverstone DA700 PSU 700w
Posted by: Mac on: 02.06.2008 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Upon opening the box the first thing we come to is the manual.
After having a quick flick through the manual I can say it is definitely more akin to a technical manual rather than a standard userís manual.
Ok onto the contents of the box, removing the actual psu from the box you might be surprised to hear that all the cables come attached to the DA700 so you could, if you wanted, use it as per a standard psu, this does kind of defeat the idea of a modular psu though. The DA700 is finished in a nice satin black paint and does indeed weigh quite a bit which is, generally, a good sign. The DA700 also comes with a 120mm SilverStone fan fitted, so hopefully it should be nice and quiet too.
The first thing I did was to disconnect all the cables from the psu. As you can see all the connections are clearly labelled so there should be no mistaking what cable goes where, and even if there was the drive connections are physically different from the 12v pci / motherboard connections so it should be practically impossible to get the wrong cable in the wrong connection.
The rear of the DA700 is one large grill, which should allow for plenty of airflow and keep things nice and cool.
Moving around to the next side we find the usual sticker with the specifications printed on it. You can also see this is a truly universal psu as the mains input is rated to cover any mains supply in the world.
Finally the top has a rather nice SilverStone logo embossed into it. Ok onto the other items / cables in the box.!
First out we have the cable bag to keep any unused cables in. Nicely sealed in a polythene bag.
Next we have the mains cable, I was sent a 2-pin type cable but, I assume, the correct cable for any given country will be supplied with any DA700 bought from a retailer.
Onto the cables, the cables are all of decent length so should be fine for most cases. The single connector cables are sleeved the full length of the cables, to within a few cm of the connectors anyway, and the multi connector cables are sleeved up to the first connector, personally I would have liked to have seen them sleeved in between connectors too as it makes them look a lot neater.
First up is the motherboard cable. A 20+4 configuration means it should fit practically any motherboard currently in use.
The next cable is an 8way pci-express cable, clearly labelled as so to avoid confusion with the 8-way motherboard cable.
One of the 2 dual 6 pin pci express cables is next, again clearly labelled as so.
The 8-way motherboard cable, not labelled, however as the pci express cable is this should be obvious as to what it is.
The 4-way motherboard cable, again not labelled but the only 4-way cable of this type, square 2x2, so no labelling is required.
One of the two Molex and floppy drive cables.
The final cable, one of the two sata power cables.
Finally there is a bag of mounting screws and a couple of cable ties.
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