SilverStone’s new Element 700W hits an 80+ Silver rating, putting it above 85% efficiency, at least at normal room temperature.  When [H]ard|OCP put it on the torture rack at 45C, the efficiency dropped below that mark.  That wasn’t the only disappointment for [H], externally they were less than impressed with the cables and inside was even worse.  One lonely solid capacitor and a questionable power filtering method caused some frowns as well. Not all is bad however, as the unit did pass all the tests they threw at it.

“SilverStone promises higher efficiencies, lower exhaust temperatures, and silent operation in the difficult 700 watt computer power supply market with its Element 700W PSU. SilverStone has awed us in the past, but does the company known for some of the best quiet PSUs pull it off with this Element.”

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