Lord of the Boards
- May 9, 2015
Thanks! I disappeared from [H] shortly after creating an account here.. kinda helped me stop incessantly upgrading/side-grading my last build (by not reading about new parts, which is no fun!)I remember seeing you around on the [H] forum, welcome to the SFFN forum ! Even though your account is about as old as mine
Ahhh, hope not, though I immediately thought the same. Luckily, my last two Silverstone SFX units weren't too bad with electrical noise (horrible fan noise on both though)My educated guess: "bbbbzzzzzzzzzzz bzz bbbzzzzzzzzz"
Iirc, it's been an issue with both their SFX and SFX-L models. Think they've since switched to better Japanese caps for some models, but I honestly have no idea if it's still a problem.Are they usually prone to it? I ask because I am considering an sfx-l 700...
I hope, if i choose to buy that one, that it doesnt. I would even consider the 800w if that would make it quieter, which doesnt seem to be... :|my SX 700LPT goes pliiiiiiiiiiii pliiiiiiiiiii pliiiiiiiiiii pliiiiiiiiiiii while the PC's off, lol
Basically any air-cooled PSU can be a passive PSU if it's downrated enough so the components stay within their thermal limits without a cooler. This is "basically" (*) the SX800-LTI internally that's downrated so it's able to sustain this load. Another SFX-L PSU wouldn't even have been possible without a high efficiency, Silverstone said to us in the past. Maybe if enough of these sell, an SFX version could be possible but I'd be amazed if it would be rated over 300W.I was (apparently mistakenly) thinking that the SFX-L PSUs were designed around the 120mm fan, in order to be more silent than the 'regular' SFX PSUs with their 80mm fans.
So I'm a bit disappointed to see this fanless PSU still with an SFX-L sizing...
I guess this is dictated by the components they have to use for a passive environment.