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    Arrow Silverstone ST80F-TI Review

    Not too long ago, we tested a new unit from a range of Titanium models fresh to the market from Silverstone aiming to bring us more power and features in a smaller space than the competition. Right now, there's still not that much competition, but the unit in question turned into a bit of a mixed bag when it came to performance. Let's continue looking at the new Strider Titanium line by having a look at the 800 watt model now, and see where the current top dog in the line comes out.
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    Why does the housing of the fan have so much plastic on the back? Is that to disperse the air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carambola View Post
    Why does the housing of the fan have so much plastic on the back? Is that to disperse the air?
    They direct the airflow. In this case, they're meant to force the air straight down in a pressurized manner to help push air through the casing more effectively as it is somewhat cramped inside.

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    Yeah, effectively trading air speed (CFM) for static pressure (so as to overcome the air resistance).

    Another underwhelming unit from Silverstone... Strictly performance-wise.
    I get that power density is neat, but isn't it unwarranted at those power levels? At least in the consumer space...
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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    There is always a niche for small PSU. For a brand like Silverstone this niche might be big enough to generate enough sales to make executives happy.

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    Executives are never happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McSteel View Post
    Yeah, effectively trading air speed (CFM) for static pressure (so as to overcome the air resistance).

    Another underwhelming unit from Silverstone... Strictly performance-wise.
    I get that power density is neat, but isn't it unwarranted at those power levels? At least in the consumer space...
    Aye, but you need to remember that to 99% of people MORE WATTS IS BETTER!

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    IMO it is (also) about more laminar flow.

    Anyway, ripple seems to be higher, but in spec. Also seems to be barely passing the Titanium certification, seems that Enhance should have had used that thermistor bypass and X-cap discharge IC in the end to save further half a watt I guess this unit will not do 80 PLUS Titanium 230V EU just by putting on 230V input

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    Another sad showing from ripplestone

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrapXon View Post
    Another sad showing from ripplestone
    Careful what you wish for... You just might get it.

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