Specifications and Packaging
The SX700-LPT power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of 700 watts at 40°C (750W peak). The PSU incorporates a single +12V rail that can deliver up to 58.4A (700.8W). The PSU includes universal AC line input (automatically adjusts the AC line voltage) and active PFC, which makes the unit more environmentally friendly to the local power grid.
SilverStone SX700-LPT PSU Specifications:
(Courtesy of SilverStone)
Packaging and Parts
The SilverStone SFX-L Series 700W power supply arrived packed inside a standard retail box showcasing the unit’s features and specifications.
In addition to the power supply, the box contains a power cord, mounting screws, a User Manual, Product Manual, and eight modular cables (plus a 4-pin Molex to HDD adapter).
The flat ribbon-style modular cables handle the power distribution (see table above for lengths and connector count).
SFX-L seems like such a
SFX-L seems like such a pointless standard, you can get SFX PSUs at 600W, no small system is gonna pull more power than that.
First off, they clearly laid
First off, they clearly laid out the advantages of having a 120mm fan for lower noise.
You also lack imagination. SFX and SFX-L now make ATX sized units seem ridiculously big and unnecessary. Silverstone is coming out with a 800W 80+ Titanium rated SFX-L unit later on this year that could power an overclocked HEDT processor and dual Titan X rig easily (a lot of people over estimate the power needs for a system by a lot).
I have an R9 Nano in an SFF
I have an R9 Nano in an SFF build which has a recommended PSU of 750W.
I bought this PSU for that build. It does just fine, even when the GPU and CPU (which is a 6600K) are both overclocked.
The 450W PSU which I had with the case originally wasn’t enough for the GPU at peak load, let alone with a 95W TDP CPU + overclock. It had two 12V rails. This has one 12V rail with 58A. More than enough.
There’s nothing wrong with meeting the recommended specs *and* having some additional headroom.
i will be running 2x gtx 1080
i will be running 2x gtx 1080 hybrids off one of these with a i7-6700k all overclocked using every drop of power this thing has to offer
A gem of a review once again.
A gem of a review once again. Why did Silverstone only put a 3 year warranty on this? That makes no sense. It should indeed have at least an 5 year warranty.
I would advise caution when
I would advise caution when buying this PSU do to quality control. I bought one off Amazon for my ITX build, but the PSU would randomly shut off as if the power cord was unplugged. This would happen at random times like while installing Windows, watching Youtube, or just idling. I would have to unplug the power cord from the PSU to be able to restart my PC.
I returned it and bought the SX500-LG and so far it has worked perfectly.
I’m not saying you’re wrong.
I’m not saying you’re wrong. I’m just saying that one faulty OCP circuit does not indicate a QC problem, it indicates one faulty OCP circuit.
There’s a lot of that
There’s a lot of that happening, people are complaining on forums and reviews on neweeg.ca points that same issue, which is very sad. To be fair my corsair sf600 is having the same issues,It has to do with power surges.
There is a bug with the
There is a bug with the semi-fanless mode on the SX700-LPT: The fanless mode is triggered by dropping below a certain power draw only, rather than by power and/or temperature. But the unit still has overtemp protection. This means if the unit is heated up while under low-load conditions, it can become warm enough to trigger overtemp shutdown without the fan ever kicking in!
Whether this is an issue depends on PSU orientation (opening-down = bad), inlet restriction (e.g. fan filters), case airflow (if any), and ambient temperature.