SilenX is one of the big names in the North American PSU market due to the one thing you might imagine they have going for them. They have one of the quietest PSU's on the market for the consumer PC, just as their name suggests.
SilenX has gone for a no fills approach to the 350 watt model. The case is a standard steel alloy colour, so it really just is your run of the mill looks here. Cooling follows the old standard which is a single 80mm fan placed at the back to extract the heat from the PSU from within the case. No additional fans are used. The 80mm unit is thermally controlled in that it speeds up depending on the temperature inside the PSU casing.
SilenX hasn't put any additional frills on its cables at all either. The unit follows the Intel ATX 2.03 standard with the 20 pin ATX power, 4 pin CPU voltage, six of the 4 pin Molex HDD connectors and two FDD Molex connectors which is quite standard for a 350 watt PSU.
Under the hood is where you start to see why SilenX gets its name. For a 350 watt unit, it has the biggest arrangement of heatsinks, allowing the unit to spread heat into the air much more efficiently, allowing the unit to run the fans at lower speeds, since the components don't heat up nearly as much as traditional units.
SilenX give the following specifications of its 350 watt unit:
+3.3v Rail: 30A
+5v Rail: 36A
+12v Rail: 16A
-12v Rail: 0.8A
-5v Rail: 0.6A
+5vSB Rail: 2A
Maximum Rated Output: 350 Watts
We can see that SilenX is able to give slightly better results than the Vantec at the same wattage, and with a much more silent feeling to it, SilenX is a slightly better choice at this stage in the game.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 1 [Introduction]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 2 [OCZ Power Stream 520ADJ]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 3 [Thermaltake Polo12]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 4 [Vantec VAN-350N]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 5 [SilenX 350]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 6 [Coolermaster RS-450-ACLY]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 7 [Coolermaster RS-350-AMSA]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 8 [Testing]
- Power Supply Roundup - Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus specs and prices leak
- Sony's next gen PS5 may be traditional console gen
- Samsung Galaxy Stellar 2 specs and pricing leaked
- Samsung introduces new color option for the Galaxy S8+
- Xiaomi Mi 6 finally available outside of China
- WD Red 10TB NAS HDD Review
- modded my x79-ud3 bios, processor support question
- The Mummy Movie Review
- Computer freeze and audio buzz issue
- AZZA Photios 250 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
- Logitech Circle 2 will be compatible with Amazon Echo Show
- Synology introduces DiskStation DS1517 and DS1817
- Deep Silver and 4A Games are proud to announce Metro Exodus
- Microsoft premieres Xbox One X, world's most powerful console
- Phison gears up for mobile phone market with PS8226 3D NAND eMMC 5.1 controller