SilverStone SX800-LTI SFX-L Power Supply Review @ [H]

Discussion in 'Power Supplies' started by Kyle_Bennett, May 17, 2017 at 6:02 PM.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    SilverStone SX800-LTI SFX-L Power Supply Review - SilverStone continues on its march to absolutely own the small form factor PSU market. This PSU is a huge 800 watts worth of power shoehorned into a SFX-L sized package all while claiming "silent" operation with fanless modes as well. Along with that is a healthy amount of PCIe power plugs and claims of unsurpassed efficiency.
     
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  2. Quartz-1

    Quartz-1 2[H]4U

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    On page 3 you have a picture of the top fan. Clearly visible is the transparent plastic shield covering perhaps a third of the fan. This must reduce the cooling significantly. I'm surprised you didn't mention it. Why is it there? What happens if you remove it?
     
  3. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    It doesn't actually hurt it. It's used to direct the airflow through the PSU from front to back. Notice how it only covers right where the exhaust vent is on the back? It was a lot more common(might still be) on the older psu's like my old thermaltake tp 750.
     
  4. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] PSU Editor & Moderator Staff Member

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    No it doesn't. It is there to direct airflow as it is in every unit that uses one.
     
  5. Quartz-1

    Quartz-1 2[H]4U

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    I've never noticed one before.
     
  6. Chuklr

    Chuklr Gawd

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    According to my abacus 30 years would be more accurate! :D

    Another excellent [H] product review. This PSU goes on my short list when I need a replacement.
     
  7. Neapolitan6th

    Neapolitan6th [H]Lite

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    Is the 120mm fan a standard thickness?

    I know it's not necessary (or at all recommended), but I'm curious as there are some of us who like to replace the PSU fans.

    Thanks and great review!
     
  8. Tony Ou

    Tony Ou SilverStone Tech Representative

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    The fan used in the SX800-LTI is thinner at 15mm vs. standard 25mm thickness. Currently in terms of performance/air pressure, noise level, and starting voltage for semi-fanless usage, there are no better fan in the same size (that we can find).
     
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  9. Neapolitan6th

    Neapolitan6th [H]Lite

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    That's awesome, thank you for the quick reply!! I'm sure it is quite a good fan.

    Noctua is releasing a 15mm thick 120mm fan soon so I was curious.
     
  10. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron [H]ard|Gawd

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    Nice! This puts a lot of confidence in the SFX-L stuff I plan to put in my next rig :D

    Solid [H]ard work!