Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2017 - 06:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ST45SF, small form factor, Silverstone, SFX PSU, PSU, 80 Plus Bronze
You may remember Lee's review of Silverstone's SFX PSUs back in November, but in case you do not you should revisit his review as well as this one recently posted by [H]ard|OCP. The SFX PSU form factor for SFF cases is more of a mouthful than it is a physical object for at 125x63.5x100mm it is wider than it is deep. That tiny package does hold a decent amount of power as it can provide the full 450W it is capable of to the 12V rail at 37.5 amps, more than enough power for even higher end GPUs put onto a mATX board. Not only did it pass [H]'s torture test, it is also very competitively priced.
"SilverStone is back today with one of its "smaller is better" computer power supplies that can be used in SFX form factor systems but also comes with a mounting bracket that makes it ATX friendly out of the box. This PSU is bringing quality and value, which is a great thing in the PSU world and not often seen from the big brand names."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- SilverStone SST-ST45SF 450W SFX Power Supply Unit Review @ NikKTech
- SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1000-PT @ [H]ard|OCP
Introduction and Features
SilverStone has been busy this year expanding their power supply lineup. With a continued focus on smaller physical size and support for enthusiasts in the small form factor arena, SilverStone now offers seven power supplies in the SFX Series, ranging in output capacity from 300W to 700W. Earlier this year we looked at the SX700-LPT, which sits at high end of the SFX Series. In this review we are going to look at the two entry level models, the new ST30SF (V2.0) and the ST45SF (V3.0).
Both of the SilverStone SFX power supplies were designed for mainstream use in small form factor cases but they can also be used in place of a standard ATX power supply (in small enclosures) with the included adapter bracket. As entry level units they forgo some features like modular cables, Platinum or Gold efficiency certification, and fan-less operation. However, in addition to their compact size, the ST30SF and ST45SF incorporate a quiet 92mm fan (instead of the 80mm fans used in previous models), fixed cables, and come with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency certification.
SilverStone ST30SF & ST45SF PSU Key Features:
• Small Form Factor (SFX) design (63x125x100mm HxWxD)
• 300W or 450W continuous power output rated for 24/7 operation
• Very quiet with 92mm cooling fan
• 80 Plus Bronze certified for high efficiency
• Powerful single +12V rail operation
• Fixed cables
• Active power factor correction
• MSRP: ST30SF - $$49.99 USD
• MSRP: ST45SF - $69.99 USD
• 3-Year warranty