Summary: duh. Don't try using your current PSU cables with this unit. I thought that the cables were interchangable and when the PSU wouldn't power up, I thought I had a dead unit. It took me over 2-3 hours to figure out that I had to use Zalman's SATA cables to get the unit to power up.
Pros: I bought this because I thought my current PSU was failing. The computer would keep just shutting down as if someone unplugged the computer. The PSU is quiet and quite efficient. My APC power supply said that that I had 30 minutes of battery backup with the 500 watt Antec PSU. With the 500 watt Z...
Cons: It's too quiet. Now I can hear that the Zalman CPU cooler is much noisier than I thought.
Summary: I was disappointed in the SilenX 450@ PSU which I purchased for its 'quiet' fan. The SilenX cables were bulky, overinsulated and difficult to position - one could not disconnect unused cables.
Pros: Innovative copper heat pipe cooling with radiator logically positioned facing the exhaust fan, ultra quiet fan, truly modular cabling with secure PSU connections. Nylon sleeves protect cables while permitting sufficient flex. The 3-cable principal bundle contains: 1) 20+4 MB power, 2) 4+4 CPU pow...
Cons: The Molex clips have insufficient length to effectively grasp and secure the mating connector. However, these connections are already sufficiently snug - the clip is superfluous.
Summary: This PS is in a Lian Li 350B mATX case. MOBO Asus P5E VM HDMI, Q6600, 8gb ram, Two Hitachi 250gb, one Raptor 36, 8800gts. 22 wide screen. This ps was for a Micro ATX gaming machine. It works great for this build. Just ordered a GTX 260/216 for it.
Pros: Near silent operation. Modular. Runs cool. Heatpipe tech.
Summary: RMA'd after purchasing A new motherboard, 8800GT, 3 new fan's, and A q6600, I'm sure it would have run them fine but then I started thinking about running SLI and adding more hard drives. I like having room to upgrade so I got the zalman 750.
Pros: Quiet, modular, did everything I wanted it to. I grew accustomed to the ambient blue glow, wasn't feeling it at first. Pentium D 940 Spire Verticool II 4GB Corsair twinx ddr667 P5NSLI 2x500GB Seagate sata drives 7600GT Zalman VF700-Cu Xp Pro SP3
Pros: Just what the specs specify. It a great silent Power Supply. Provides power to an Abit pro mobo, Q6600 low range OCed, eVGA 8800GT superclocked and plenty of drives. Lots of cables. Really high class. Just make sure you calculate the amount of power you need!
Pros: This seems to be a very good PSU. My system is running rock solid even though I have it overclocked and loaded. I am runnig Pentium E6850 overclocked to 3.6 ghz and two 500gb hard drives in RAID plus two Nvidia 8600 cards in sli also overclocked DDR no issues whatsoever.