A Detailed Look
The SilverStone SX600-G power supply enclosure features a scratch resistant black matte finish and measures only 100mm (3.9”) deep. The back panel includes a power receptacle but there wasn’t room for a master On-Off switch.
The power supply uses an 80mm cooling fan made by Adda (AD0812UB-D91), which is rated for 0.36A at 12 VDC. The high-quality fan uses ball bearings for reliability and long life.
The SX600-G incorporates an “intelligent semi-fanless” fan speed controller, which allows the fan to turn off for silent operation at very low loads. In practice we found the fan started to spin as soon as a very light load (60W) was applied but stayed very quiet up to mid power operation.
The SX600-G includes five nicely labeled sockets on the front panel for connecting the modular cables.
The PSU comes with a basic assortment of all modular flat, ribbon-style cables. As we mentioned before, if you find one or more cables are too short for your particular build (especially if you are installing the SX600-G in a larger ATX enclosure) SilverStone offers a complete line of full-size modular cables that can be purchased separately. All of the sleeved cables in the PP06 and PP07 Series will work with the SX600-G SFX power supply.
(Courtesy of SilverStone)
Once again, SilverStone is using Enhance as the OEM for the SX600-G power supply. The PSU appears very similar to the previous 450W SFX version. A modern design is used to obtain relatively high efficiency (80 Plus Gold) and the secondary features dual DC-to-DC converters to produce the 3.3V and 5V minor rails (on the left side in the photo above).
With the cover/fan and modular AC line filter removed, you can see the internal layout of the SX600-G power supply. The main filter capacitor on the primary side is a high quality Nippon Chemi-Con unit rated for 330uF, 450V, and 105°C. As for the rest of the capacitors (both electrolytic and solid polymer) they are a mixed bag ranging from very good (Nippon Chemi-Con) to average (Su’scon and Teapo).
The large heatsinks on the primary side sit directly below the cooling fan for maximum airflow. The overall build quality appears good and the soldering on the PCBs is also very good.
I am building a mITX PC at
I am building a mITX PC at the moment, and liked the size, design and layout of a lot of Silverstone’s SUGO and MILO cases, but most take SFX PSUs. The price for a SFX PSU is hard to justify. I ended up with a SG08-LITE because it takes ATX PSUs, and got a Corsair CX600M for $54, vs the $130 Silverstone SX600-G.
That is a tradeoff with
That is a tradeoff with smaller builds, you get the convenience of a physically smaller computer and the advantages of that, but the build is often more involved, and the price has a premium. It sounds like you weighed those pros and cons and went with something that would fit your needs. That being said, if you didn’t need 600 watts, and most single GPU systems won’t even come close to that, the Silverstone ST55F-G 550 watt is $115, and the ST45SF 450 watt is $80. That is not a terrible price premium for a quality PSU.
Well i do own one of these
Well i do own one of these and i got to say:
Yes it is expensive but it uses high quality components and its the only 600W SFX PSU out there.
If other manufactures would build more SFX PSUs, Silverstone might drop prices.
The number of mini-ITX cases
The number of mini-ITX cases has increased lately, so maybe more companies will start making SFX power supplies. Nexus used to make short (125 mm) ATX power supplies, but not any more. I wish Seasonic would build an SFX power supply.
The new SX500-LG power supply, a 500 W SFX-L unit, has been posted on the Silverstone site, but it has not started to ship yet. Hopefully the extra 30 mm of length that allows the use of a 120 mm fan will result in a quieter power supply that is still very small.
Nice, this might allow me to
Nice, this might allow me to use the flex hard drive bays from my Caselabs M8 with my M3. Technically they fit, but with a normal size PSU, you can’t plug in the drives since they’re too close to the PSU.
I have this power supply and
I have this power supply and it works well but I do have a high pitch squeeling noise coming from it when the computer isn’t powered on. its a bit annoying.
Is this the 430w or 600w
Is this the 430w or 600w version? and when did you buy it?
got same problem…
got same problem…
I don’t notice any noises
I don’t notice any noises coming from mine.
I went for this over the 600w because it had the nice cables included.
Expensive power supply but not much competition. Modular was handy because it meant I could plug in to the motherboard first and also didn’t need to use the peripherals cable.
*the 600w over the 450….
*the 600w over the 450….
It’s a bit of a shame they
It’s a bit of a shame they have a nice black PSU, then include a boring plain metal adapter plate for ATX in it… looks nasty in a black case.