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SilverStone ST30SF 300-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review (Page 3)

Zac O'Vadka | Jan 31, 2014 at 9:00 am CST - 1 min, 21 secs time to read this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology

Inside the Box

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Cracking the box open reveals that there is little inside; including protection for the unit during shipping. The only protection the unit receives is a thin layer of bubble wrap.

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All stickers and labels are on the top of the ST30SF. Here you can find the I/O specifications, serial number, 80 PLUS efficiency marking, and barcode for the power supply. It doesn't leave much of the unit itself to be seen.

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Both sides are blank though, revealing the semi-gloss black finish on the unit, along with a few extra vent holes for improved cooling.

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The front has a few more vent slots available as well. One thing that I did not expect to see from this SilverStone unit is that there is no grommet around the hole where the cables exit the power supply. It is even more necessary in this case, as the cables aren't fully sleeved.

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The back of the power supply looks great. It features a honeycomb mesh grill, with an on/off rocker switch, and AC input. This design offers minimal obstruction to airflow.

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The bottom of the SF30SF features the 80mm fan that cools the power supply. 80mm fans are known for their noise, but SilverStone promises this one isn't too loud.

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Included with the unit are four zip ties, four thumb screws, four regular screws, and an SFX to ATX adapter bracket.

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Rounding out the contents of the box are the user manual, generic power supply manual, and AC input cord.

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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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