Nope, I've only bought this one and it replaced a ST45SF-G which I fan-modded.So the Sharkoon is the one to get? Phuncz have you tried the Chieftec one too, or only the Silverstone unit before this?
I've checked, the PCIe and SATA cables are wired completely different between Silverstone and Sharkoon. I didn't have an 24-pin and 8-pin cable on hand to compare but my guess is these are also different.
The Sharkoon SFX Gold (SFX-L 500W) is also still cold after playing GTA V for an hour.
A reasonably modern system will draw under 100w for web browsing, video watching, etc... while approaching or even exceeding 300w during games.IA good fan should result in a quiet PSU, not a not-running fan. It will need to spin-up sometime anyway, or else I've bought a PSU that is way over my usage and I could have just as well gone for a PicoPSU.
So after a few months of daily use on the Sharkoon SilentStorm SFX-L, I'm still 100% happy with it's function with no weird noises whatsoever. Since people tend to complain about their PSUs a lot more than they show satisfaction, I do want to promote a manufacturer's good work too.
Depth: 125mm? That's what the official spec says but it looks like 130mm
Fan: 120mm x 15mm Globe Fan S1201512MW Sleeve Bearing
Notes: [STRIKE= ]The all-Japanese caps in the review units is apparently not what's used in shipping units: http://hardforum.com/showpost.php?p=1041341306&postcount=209, I'm trying to get verification on that.[/s]
1/27 Edit: Apparently there was a mix-up at the factory. Chieftec has expedited delivery of the correct units to distributors and anyone who bought a unit with Chinese caps can RAM theirs for a replacement: http://nl.hardware.info/nieuws/42732/chieftec-sfx-500gd-louter-japanse-condensators
A review from a Russian reviewer a couple of weeks ago (July 17, 2015) showed a SFX-500GD-C with all Taiwanese Teapo capacitors:
I wonder why they would send an "old stock" to a reviewer when they supposedly should already have "new stock" with Japanese capacitors?
I somehow doubt that him making a post here is preventing Silverstone from "working on their own problems"... this is just an informal discussion, give him a break. I like that official reps post here (even if it's on unofficial business); I think I probably speak for most people when I say please don't discourage them from continuing to do so.
Plus they've already announced some new SFX PSUs, maybe your issues have already been addressed!
Well, it's one thing Tony posting about new products that is really good.
Him giving support is just his job and duty as a rep.
Pointing out that his competitors are "doing this and that's bad", while his company is doing the same thing leaves a sour taste in some peoples mouths.
"we're much better than them!" well actually you're not, and if a Cheiftec rep were here to post about the problems silverstone have with their products i would say the same thing.
"They make shitty products and lie about it" versus "we make shitty products and are quiet about them".. That's not how you sell products , that's how children act..
You sell products by making great stuff and letting them speak on your behalf.
Could not agree more.
+1 with our upcoming SFX/SFX-L lineup!
I tried the Silverstone "SX500-LG" cables with the Chieftec "SFX-500GD-C" PSU, and it didn't boot, no issues, it just didn't boot.