Reviews - Sentey GSP850-SM 850W
Sample Provided by: Sentey (By jonny on Wed, Apr-20-2011)

Page 1 - The box

Sentey's power supply offerings consist of the "Extreme Rock" series, which consist of semi-modular and non-modular units, the non-modular, 80 Plus certified "Solid Power" series, and the 80 Plus Gold certified "Golden Steel" series. This is not to be confused with the "Blue Steel" pose made famous by Zoolander. Today, we're looking at the 850W version of the Gold Steel.

If we do a close up on the box, we can see some interesting bullet-points:

  • Flat Cables: Sentey uses the same kind of "flat" cables for the modular cables that Ultra and Corsair use.
  • Full Protection: This means the PSU has the usual OPP, OVP, SCP, among others.
  • Modular Power: This power supply is semi-modular.
  • 100% Japanese Capacitors: Japanese capacitors tend to be of better quality, are more consistent and last longer than their Taiwanese and Chinese counterparts.
  • Universal AC Input: Because of this power supply's Active PFC circuitry, it's capable of a full range of AC input voltages.
  • Silent Fan: Well... Silent tends to mean no noise and any fan will make noise when it's turning. Perhaps they just mean "quiet" fan.

The 80 Plus Gold logo is also predominantly displayed on the front of the box.

Sentey also offers a 7 year warranty on their product. This is one of the longest warranties you'll see on a power supply, outside of Ultra's "lifetime warranty", which requires product registration. Corsair, PC Power and Cooling and a small handful of others also offer 7 year warranties. Most companies only offer 3 or 5 years.

The back of the Golden Steel box shows us the connectors and how many of each we get as well as a list of features in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

The list of features here is pretty straight forward. All good information with little to no marketing fluff.

Here we see that Sentey uses the same box for all four of the Golden Steel power supplies. The number of connectors on the 850W and 1000W seem to be the same. We get an additional CPU power connector over the 650W and 750W, two more SATA power connectors, one more peripheral power connector and two more PCIe power connectors. Below is our customary table with the number of connectors as well as the cable lengths:

Sentey 850W

Type of connector:

Quantity:

Fixed Cables

20+4-pin ATX connector (550mm)

1

4+4-pin ATX12V/EPS12V (600mm)

1

8-pin EPS12V (600mm)

1

PCIe (1 cables w/ 2 connectors) (550mm+150mm)

2

Modular Cables
PCIe (4 cables w/ 1 connector each) (600mm)
4

SATA (2 cables w/ 4 connectors each) (500mm+150mm+150mm+150mm)

8

SATA (1 cable with 2 connectors) (500mm+150mm)
2
5.25" Peripheral Power Connector (3 connectors at the end of above cable) (+150mm+150mm+150mm)
3

5.25" Peripheral Power Connector (1 cable w/ 4 connectors) (500mm+150mm+150mm+150mm)

4

3.5" Drive power adapter (+150mm at the end of above cable)

1

Unit Dimensions(L x W x H)

185mm x 86mm x 150mm

Finally, on the side of the box, we have four DC output tables.

Again, Sentey is using one box for all four models. You can click on the picture to see a close up of all four DC output tables, but if you're only interested in the specs of the 850W we're reviewing today, below is our customary DC output table:

Sentey 850W

+3.3V

+5V

+12V

-12V

+5VSB

24A

24A

70A

0.5A

3A

Max Power

120W

840W

6W

15W

850W

Finally, we get to open the box and behold our power supply:

Let's pull all of this stuff out of the box and see what we get...


 

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