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    Default Silverstone SX600-G SFX Power Supply Review

    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.
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    The fanless mode seems to depend on the temperature. So if you want your psu to run silent, keep your room and your case as col as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    The fanless mode seems to depend on the temperature. So if you want your psu to run silent, keep your room and your case as col as possible.
    At any rate the fan controller seems noticeably more aggressive than the smaller 300W Bronze unit (as expected, to be fair).

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    Sad to see the poor cap choices in there, possibly the only thing spoiling this unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allikat View Post
    Sad to see the poor cap choices in there, possibly the only thing spoiling this unit.
    Agreed. Had it been a cheap unit I wouldn't care as much, but this thing is €134, which is a lot even if it's alone in its segment (the closest competitor here is FSP made Be Quiets, but they only go to 400W anyway).

    I wonder how loud they get in a "normal" setting.
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    Same opinion on the cap choice.

    SF45SF-G was sort of noisy. SX600-G seems to do better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    The fanless mode seems to depend on the temperature. So if you want your psu to run silent, keep your room and your case as col as possible.
    Seems like?

    It says so on the box........

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    At first it was somewhat strange to see the fanless mode being so set back, but it makes sense once you find out the caps inside of the unit.

    I could see them cost saving and going with Taicon or Teapo caps, but really you have to step up your game with these semi-fanless, sfx, & fanless units if you really want to inspire consumer confidence.

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    This. On a semi-fanless SFF unit, I recon an extra point off is warranted. There should be nothing but NCC, Panny and Rubycon in there. But Suscon?
    No wonder it doesn't work! You installed the coils backwards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipus II View Post
    The fanless mode seems to depend on the temperature. So if you want your psu to run silent, keep your room and your case as col as possible.
    When the winter temperatures hit -15C here in Norway, I'd crack the window open a bit and put the PC near it, lol. That oughtta do the trick.

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