Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 12, 2011 - 05:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Silverstone, Nightjar ST50NF, Fanless Power Supply
SilverStone have updated their NightJar series with a new model, the ST50NF, which is a 500W PSU that relies on passive cooling and so operates in complete silence. With a claimed 80 Plus Silver rating this PSU is perfect for mid-range systems and servers, which you either need to operate silently or to use in dirty environments where fans can bring in enough dirt to cause shorts. The design challenges that SilverStone faced when developing this PSU is obvious in its $200 price tag, which may discourage some. [H]ard|OCP takes a good look at the newest NightJar from SilverStone here.
"SilverStone is back on our test bench today with a fully silent and fanless 500 watt computer power supply that is making some very impressive "Silver" efficiency claims. Beyond that, terms like "noiseless," "dusty environments," and "mission-critical" are thrown around. Now to figure out what a "Nightjar" is."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Enermax Platimax 1000W Super Overclock Edition Power Supply Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- NZXT Hale82 850W @ Kitguru
- NZXT HALE82 850W Power Supply Review @ Real World Labs
- Huntkey X7 900 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
- Be Quiet! Straight Power E9 580W @ kitguru
- XFX ProSeries 1000W @ Tweaktown
- Thermaltake Dr Power II PSU Tester Review @ Ninjalane
Introduction and Features
Kingwin just released their first fanless power supply, the Stryker Fanless 500W, which is rated for 500W and can be easily overclocked to 600W output with only a slight drop in efficiency. That makes the Stryker STR-500 one of the highest output fanless power supplies on the market today. And the Kingwin Stryker 500W Fanless power supply is certified 80 Plus Platinum with up to 92% efficiency. High efficiency is always good but it is critical for a fanless power supply to help minimize waste heat. Combine that with a good combination of fixed and modular cables and a 5-year warranty and we have a very interesting new product to review!
Kingwin has impressed us recently with several of their new power supplies, most notably the LZP-550W that we reviewed earlier this year, which won an Editor's Choice award. In addition to the new Stryker fanless PSU, Kingwin offers a complete lineup of PC power supplies ranging across seven categories along with PC chassis, external enclosures, docking stations, cooling systems, and accessories.
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