Over the years we have looked at several power supplies from SilverStone through their Strider, Element, and Zeus series. All of these power supplies have generally performed very well and a number of them are still running strong within our test labs. SilverStone though has greater competition these days from companies like OCZ / PC Power & Cooling and Corsair. However, one of their newer power supply series at SilverStone is the Decathlon, which looks to appease users by offering a high-performance single +12V rail, support for up to six PCI Express power connectors, Active PFC, and a 100% modular cable design. In this review we are looking at the SilverStone Decathlon 800W power supply.
- Class-leading single +12V rail with 66A at 50°C
- 100% modular cables
- Dual PCI-E 8 pin connector & quad PCI-E 6 pin connectors
- Quiet running 120mm fan
- Support for ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V
- Active PFC
- Efficiency greater than 80%
- Japanese primary capacitors
Like the other SilverStone power supplies we have reviewed, the Decathlon 800W had arrived in pristine condition. Protecting the power supply during shipping was foam on each end while the PSU itself was encased within a heavy-gauge plastic bag. The Decathlon power supply is fully modular, but all cables arrive connected by default. Included with the Decathlon power supply was a bag for storing any extra power cables, an additional cable that offers dual 6-pin PCI Express connectors, zip ties, mounting screws, and last but not least is the user's manual.
Each of SilverStones different power supply series is designed for a different target market. The Decathlon series is designed for power users. Aside from the DA800, other power supplies in the Decathlon series include 650W, 700W, 750W, 850W, 1000W, and 1200W models.