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SilverStone 500W SFX-L Series Power Supply Review

04/27/2015 - 11:02

Introduction [inline:files/review/2015-04-22/2-Banner.jpg] SilverStone has a long-standing reputation for providing a full line of high quality enclosures, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories for PC enthusiasts. With a continued focus on...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

04/22/2015 - 14:33

The obvious advantage of the SFX small form factor power supply is its relatively small size, especially when compared to a full size ATX PSU. However, the small size is also a disadvantage as it only leaves room for an 80mm cooling fan, not to mention a...

Efficiency, Differential Temperature and Noise

04/22/2015 - 14:29


DC Load Regulation and AC Ripple

04/22/2015 - 14:24

DC Output Load Regulation To simulate real world and maximum loading conditions, the SilverStone SX500-LG PSU was connected to the load testers and supplied with a constant 115 VAC.  In this test we are interested in seeing how well a PSU can...

A Detailed Look

04/22/2015 - 14:21

One of the first things you will notice when unboxing the SX500-LG power supply is the bright yellow label wrapped around the PSU. This is to let users know this power supply features a semi-fanless operating mode. The cooling fan doesn’t start...

Specifications and Packaging

04/22/2015 - 14:17

[inline:files/review/2015-04-22/5-Nameplate.jpg] The SilverStone SX500-LG power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 500 watts at 40°C operating temperature.  The PSU includes universal AC line input (automatically...

Miller Electric 10,500W Power Supply Unit Review

04/01/2015 - 07:00

If you are looking for the biggest, baddest, power supply on the planet, then we have an exclusive review for you today.  But you better have a truck, a couple of strong friends, and very deep pockets!   [inline:files/review/2015-03-30/2a-...

Final Thoughts

03/30/2015 - 11:35

It’s not often that a product like the Miller XMT 300 PC power supply crosses our test bench.  When the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance but in hind sight experiences like this can be humbling.   Luckily the fire was quickly...


03/30/2015 - 11:31

Physical Size and Weight A basic measure of any power supply is the unit’s overall physical size and weight.  This may seem rather simplistic but it generally holds that more industrial grade components and larger heatsinks equal a better PSU...

XMT 300 PC – A Look Under the Hood

03/30/2015 - 11:27

Here are a few pictures showing the large printed circuit boards and components inside the Miller XMT 300 PC power supply.  You knew these were coming, right! [inline:files/review/2015-03-30/13-Inside.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-03-30/14-Inside....