SilverStone comes to us today looking to further push the limits of big power in small spaces. Today, I’m looking at the brand new SFX form factor SX600-G, an 80 Plus Gold unit that happens to be fully modular, somehow. Given that the unit in question could probably hide behind a bottle of ketchup, I really wonder if this unit can possibly give us the performance we want to see from it.
SUPPLIED BY: SilverStone
PRODUCT: SX600-G SFX 600W
PROD LINK: SX600-G SFX Product Page
PRICE: $139.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
Good day to you, folks. Today we’re reviewing a SilverStone unit, the SX600-G. This is the latest unit in SilverStone’s line of SFX form factor units and promises to give us more power in a smaller space than we have seen before. The unit is 80 Plus Gold, somehow fully modular, and looks to even have a semi-fanless mode.
I think we should see how it does.
Of course, we should probably get a few box shots out of the way first. Most of the marketing bullet points are found on the front of the box, so there’s not really a lot to talk about once we get to this side. But, there’s really not a lot new to any of it. Fully modular? Not new. Single 12V? Not new. Strict regulation, high efficiency, active PFC? All old news to us.
No, the real innovation comes from trying to cram all of this and six hundred watts into a package smaller than my camera.
Wow – look at those dimensions. SilverStone’s done wonders getting fully modular units into shallower and shallower housings, but at 100mm this pretty much takes the cake. And I don’t know about you, but I really wanted some cake.
Give me some cake, SilverStone! Chocolate, of course.
Like many boxes, this one tells you what you can expect in the way of connectors. I certainly hope that floppy connector hasn’t been hardwired to the Molex chain. I hate that, and I now score against it.
Ah, looks like SilverStone’s giving us the novel treatment in the documentation again. Let’s unpack and take a look.
Inside the box, I found some modular cables, a cute little power supply, a user guide, a spec booklet, an adapter bracket for ATX mounting, and some screws.
This is the spec booklet, and it is exactly as complete as every other time we’ve seen one of these. SilverStone is the only company willing to reveal the last detail about their power supplies, and I appreciate that.
The user guide. Again, nobody does it better. Or kills more trees, if you want to look at it that way.
The adapter bracket is the same one that came with the ST30SF. Which, I remind you, came in the same size housing, wasn’t modular, and had half the output in Bronze efficiency. SilverStone will have accomplished quite a feat here today if this unit is as good as it promises to be.