SilverStone NJ450-SXL Silent Power Supply Review
Introduction and Features
SilverStone Technology Co. has been a pioneer in promoting both fan-less and Small Form Factor power supplies for PC enthusiasts. Now they have combined these two features in the new Nightjar Series 450W silent power supply. The NJ450-SXL power supply is fan-less and comes housed in an extended length SFX chassis.
Most fan-less PC power supplies incorporate an open design to allow airflow in through all sides but the NJ450-SXL is unique in that it uses a closed chassis with thick extruded aluminum sides to dissipate waste heat. The target audience is people who want a silent power supply (no fan noise and any potential high frequency coil whine or other electrical noises are sealed off) in small enclosure. This design could also be of interest to someone who needs a SFX-L power supply for use in a dirty-dusty environment that might quickly choke a standard fan-cooled unit.
(NJ = Nightjar Series, 450 = 450W, SXL = SFX-L Form Factor)
(Courtesy of SilverStone)
As you might expect, the SilverStone NJ450-SXL power supply features high efficiency (80 Plus Platinum certified) and comes with all modular flat ribbon-style cables.
SilverStone NJ450-SXL PSU Key Features:
• Fan-less power supply (0 dB noise)
• Small Form Factor (SFX-L) design
• 450W continuous power output up to 40°C
• 80 Plus Platinum certified for high efficiency
• Powerful single +12V rail with 37.5A capacity
• All-modular, flat ribbon-style cables
• Support for high-end GPUs with four PCI-E 8/6-pin connectors
• Safety Protections: OCP, OPP, OVP, OTP, and SCP
• Compatible with ATX 12V v2.4
• MSRP $189.99 USD
Here is what SilverStone has to say about their new NJ450-SXL power supply:
“SilverStone creates another milestone for small form factor PCs… the NJ450-SXL. SilverStone engineers employed premium components and innovative engineering to achieve the first ever fanless SFX-L design. With its 80 Plus Platinum level of efficiency reducing waste heat, this noise-less unit can maintain stringent electrical performance up to 40°C operating environment while delivering powerful +12V output of 37.5A for high-end system usage.
Included with NJ450-SXL is a set of flexible, flat modular cables designed for small form factor PCs to make assembly easy and to improve case airflow. For professionals and SFF enthusiasts looking to build compact PCs or workstations for specialized settings such as recording studio or sound-optomized laboratories, the NJ450-SXL with its quality, stability, and reliability, are sure to satisfy.”