( 4.5 Average / 22 Ratings )
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its a 450w, Gold rated SFX PSU... what could go wrong?
Unit itself is lightweight, runs cool, but not so quiet...
The cables are Fully modular after a fashion, but are the braided black shiny pythons of fatness type, not the flat ribbons of convenience, so if you've got limited space you'll need to plan system assembly pretty carefully...
Small and efficient, Gold rated with modular cables.
Edit - subtracted one star - Silverstone never sent the $5 rebate per PSU.
This is a great PSU, so far it's proving to power the build fine and 450W is all we need. 80+G is of course a bonus although not required, but modularity is pretty much a requirement in this case.
I've docked one star because the way that the cables lock into the PSU is confusing-they don't make it clear that you have to bend down the locking tab in order to get the cables to lock. This caused lots of frustration with cables popping out everywhere, and was specified nowhere in the manual (before, I've always worked with self-locking PSUs) so I feel that my rating is justified.
Excellent fit and finish. Pinouts need to be changed so that one can easily make clean custom cables.
Great for what it does, but it's louder than my CPU cooler and two case fans cooling my GPU combined. I will be replacing it with Corsairs 600W Gold SFX PSU.
It would also be nice if it came with flat cables. The Mobo cable is short and fat, effectively making it impossible to do anything with it in terms of cable management.
Is a little louder than full sized power supplies but the space factor is very important in small cases. Also cable management and gold certification are very good. A nice piece of hardware!
the additional clearance resulted in increased airflow and reduced CPU fan noise, as well as more room in the case due to the SHORTER cable lengths~!!
This part works exactly as expected and fit perfectly into my build. I'm not sure how they got SO many watts into such a small power supply. So I took it apart peace by peace touching every transistor until someone told me "Stop that you could die, what's wrong with you?".
So i guess I'll never know.
Cables are really short, which works out for my use case, but definitely won't for some others. Includes an SFX-to-ATX bracket.