SilverStone Decathlon 700W

On First Page2. The Unit


Introduction

Silverstone are one of the biggest players in the computer PSU market and have been for quite some time. We recently reviewed two of their most powerful products, the 1200W versions of the Decathlon and Zeus series. Today we will step down the scale a little and take a look at a more popular (and affordable) unit, the 700W version of the Decathlon series.

Aimed right at the heart of the PC enthusiast users market, the Decathlon 700W is attempting to offer the best possible all around performance, while maintaining the much acclaimed Silverstone quality and attention to detail. Today we will find out if it is worth your money.

Manufacturer Features and Specifications

  • Class-leading single +12V rail with 58A at 50C
  • 100% modular cables
  • Single PCI-E 8pin connectors & quad PCI-E 6pin connectors
  • Quiet running 120mm fan
  • Support for ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V
  • Active PFC
  • Efficiency greater than 80%
  • Japanese primary capacitor
Load Range
 
+3.3V
+5V
+12V
+5VSB
-12V
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)
Color
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
2.6KG

Packaging and Bundle

 

There is little artwork on the box itself, but Silverstone have placed information relating to details of the components they have used to create the PSU. The thick and sturdy cardboard box is strong and they have packaged everything inside very securely. Besides the unit, inside the box there is a very well written and detailed manual with a wealth of information, a bag to store any cables you won’t attach and a few basic cable ties and black mounting screws.

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