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    Default SilverStone SX500-LG Power Supply Review @Tom's

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/silver...iew-33213.html

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    SilverStone SX500-LG
    Silverstone Strider Gold S 550 W
    SilverStone Strider Gold S ST75F-GS V2
    Silverstone ST1500-GS
    etc etc .......
    In my opinion, Silverstone is by far, the most confusing company, regarding the name of their PSU models.
    Their names are like serial numbers !!
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    Just remember the crazy stuff with Strider Gold S 550 W aka Strider Gold 550 W V2.0…

    They have four different gold lines, several bronze lines, few SFX units each from different OEM and platinum units coming.

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    Silverstone's naming scheme confuses me as well in some cases. And I noticed the same with EVGA's portfolio yesterday.

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    A question Aris: when you wrote "dead silent" or "truly silent", it was because you were watching at the recorded SPL figures, or because you actually heard it for a convenient amount of time, so it's a subjective evaluation of the noise quality? Your recorded fan profile talks about 1300rpm at 250W (and above 1000rpm since 150W), which should be a clearly audible speed, no matter the fan.
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    The fan is rather thin of course, with some small blades, so it's probably a lot better then a random 140mm high static pressure fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    The fan is rather thin of course, with some small blades, so it's probably a lot better then a random 140mm high static pressure fan.
    My fancy green mate, you know, I am not that good about hardware and PSUs in general, but I spent a considerable amount of time hearing to fans (anyone has his own vice ), and so, though there's an advantage for a slim fan, those 1300rpm should be clearly audible IME (my guess is that it should be comparable to a good 25mm thick 120mm fan running around 1100-1200rpm, or so about).
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    The naming for the SFF PSUs has gotten better.

    SX500-LG: SFF 500W SFX-L Gold-rated

    SX600-G: SFF 600W SFX Gold-rated

    SX700-LPT: SFF 700W SFX-L Platinum-rated

    For me the fan is pretty quiet as far as the whoosh of moving air at lower speeds. The main issue is it makes a "clacking" noise that's annoying. It's fairly faint though so in a typical office, or even home, environment it's not noticeable.

    OTP does indeed work. I had pulled the fan out to test its voltage/RPM curve and didn't notice it wasn't plugged in all the way when I put it back together. Ran for a week or two before I noticed, went to run some stress tests on the CPU and GPU and it shut down. Tried to run the tests again and it shut down again. Then noticed the PSU fan wasn't spinning

    OCP works too, couldn't get this to power a 5930K and SLI 980s with everything loaded at once.

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    according to the dba readings of my sound meter. As a person I am not such sensitive to noise matters (it bothers me of course but I don't see as annoying a fan at 30-32 dBA as some other people might do).

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    The primary to secondary layout is in opposite direction to the regular design. Almost fooled at first glance: why do they put a huge coil on secondary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    A question Aris: when you wrote "dead silent" or "truly silent", it was because you were watching at the recorded SPL figures, or because you actually heard it for a convenient amount of time, so it's a subjective evaluation of the noise quality? Your recorded fan profile talks about 1300rpm at 250W (and above 1000rpm since 150W), which should be a clearly audible speed, no matter the fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by quest for silence View Post
    My fancy green mate, you know, I am not that good about hardware and PSUs in general, but I spent a considerable amount of time hearing to fans (anyone has his own vice ), and so, though there's an advantage for a slim fan, those 1300rpm should be clearly audible IME (my guess is that it should be comparable to a good 25mm thick 120mm fan running around 1100-1200rpm, or so about).

    Mate, a thin fan at 1000rpm is inaudible.

    Quote Originally Posted by crmaris View Post
    according to the dba readings of my sound meter. As a person I am not such sensitive to noise matters (it bothers me of course but I don't see as annoying a fan at 30-32 dBA as some other people might do).
    Relative. How low is your noise floor?

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