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SilverStone ST45SF-G 450-Watt 80 PLUS Gold SFX Power Supply Review (Page 4)

Zac O'Vadka | Jul 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm CDT - 1 min, 5 secs time to read this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology

Cabling Arrangement

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While 450W may be enough to game on with a single video card, it most certainly isn't enough power to do much more than that. As such, it only makes sense for them to include a few cables and connectors with the ST45SF-G.

It is also worth noting that most of the cables are a bit shorter than many are used to. This is quite a blessing in small cases as there is less cable clutter to hide or fight.

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

A Look Inside

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If you didn't catch it already, the ST45SF-G is a tiny unit and this shot of the internals makes it quite apparent. The PSU is only five inches wide and four inches deep. Passive cooling is important on such a small unit and there is plenty of it inside the ST45SF-G.

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A single Panasonic bulk capacitor sits on the primary side of the power supply.

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The secondary side is littered with a bunch of Rubycon and Nippon Chemi-Con caps.

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Silverstone uses the ADDA AD0812HB-D70 80mm fan to provide active cooling.

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Zac O'Vadka

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Zac O'Vadka

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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