Silverstone DA700 PSU 700w
Posted on: 02.06.2008 01:00:00

Taken from SilverStone’s website: -

 Max. DC Output

700 Watt

Load Range

 

 +3.3V

 +5V

 +12V

 +5VSB

 -12V

 -5V

Max.(Amps)

 24A

 30A

 58A

 4.0A

 0.5A

 

Min.(Amps)

 0A

 1A

 3A

 0.1A

 0A

 

Range (%)

 +/-3%

 +/-3%

 +/-3%

 +/-5%

 +/-10%

 

Line Reg.(%)

 ±1%

 ±1%

 ±1%

 ±1%

 ±1%

 

Ripple(mVp-p)

 50mV

 50mV

 120mV

 50mV

 120mV

 

 Combined +3.3, +5V

180W Max

 Combined +12V

696W / 58A

 Input Voltage

90V ~ 264V (Auto Range)

 Input Frequency Range

47Hz ~ 63Hz

 PFC

Active PFC (PF>0.99 at full load)

 Efficiency

>80%

 MTBF

100,000 hours at 25°C , full load

 Operating temperature

0 ~ 50°C

 Protection

Over current protection, Over power protection,

Over voltage protection, Short circuit protection

 Connectors

1 x 24-pin motherboard connector (550mm)
1 x 8-pin EPS12V connector (550mm)
1 x 4-pin ATX12V connector (550mm)
1 x 8-pin PCI-E connector (550mm)
2 x Dual 6-pin PCI-E connector (550mm)
2 x triple SATA connector (500mm +250mm + 250mm)
2 x triple 4-pin IDE & single floppy power connectors
(500mm + 250mm + 250mm + 150mm)

 

 Colour

black (lead-free paint)

 Cooling System

Single 120mm ball bearing fan

 Noise Level

22 dBA minimum

 Dimension

150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 180 mm (D)

 Weight

2.6 kg

On paper the DA700 has a very impressive spec list and the main thing that stands out is the single 12v rail rated at 58amps, no multiple 12v rails on this psu. I am pretty sure every thing but the most powerful of computers should be happy with that. The 24 and 30 amps respectively for the 3.3v and 5v rails are pretty good too. It has all the protection circuits that all good power supplies should have, over current protection, over power protection, over voltage protection and short circuit protection and I would have been very disappointed if the DA700 didn’t come with them.

Looking down to the cables supplied the DA700 is ready for the new 8 way pci-e powered graphics cards, albeit only a single card, so even the newest graphics cards are all compatible and it also has 2 dual 6pin pci-e cables so you can double up on your 8800’s if you feel the need too. With 6 sata power connectors and 6 ide / Molex power connectors there should be no shortage of available power for hard drives / optical drives / peripherals. The fan is a 120mm fan rated at 22dBA “minimum” which is reasonably quiet so lets hope it doesn’t get too much louder as the pressure is put on it.

Let’s take a closer look at the DA700.

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