Under the Hood
Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside the SilverStone OP1000-E 1000W power supply.  The overall layout and build quality is excellent. 

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SilverStone appears to be working with their partner Impervio Electronics Co. Ltd. to design and build the OP1000-E PSU.  Impervio is a relatively new company (2006) but you may have seen the results of their efforts before under the Silverstone and OCZ labels.

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The OP1000-E power supply incorporates dual transformers, which is fairly common in power supplies with output capacities reaching 1,000 watts.

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The primary uses three electrolytic capacitors, each rated for 220uF, 450V, and 85°C.  (Note: This isn’t quite as good as the OCZ EliteXStream 1000W PSU we reviewed earlier this year, which is built on the same platform but uses three 330uF, 420V caps rated at 105°C.)

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Over on the secondary side, underneath all the distribution wiring and behind the OCP/OVP/OPP/fan speed control riser card, are Teapo electrolytic caps.


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