Not the only...
Does anyone think it's a good principle but the execution of the product overall is a little sloppy.
The cutouts for the connectors are awful considering the price.
The lack of a decent pouch for cables.
The use of blue connectors rather than black or titanium.
And lets be honest. For most people I would have thought the Corsair SF600 would be a much better option for all the above really?
The real big thing that Corsair have also done is give a 7 year warranty which I think speaks volumes about their PSU range.
What are peoples views on what the Silverstone brings to the table.
Surely they could be using a CNC router based cutting and use vector based design?
the SF600 the fan at full load was only 37dBA making it rather in-audible in the case
Think of it this way: a CNC router operates at minutes-per-case, a CNC stamper operates at cases per minute (or per second, for custom tooling). Time is money, and if you can spend a week producing several thousand cases then stop operating machinery, that will cost less than running a CNC router for several months. What works out cheaper in total depends on your production run size: if you only want 10-100 cases, then any production method will be expensive per-case: CNC routers (and laser.plasma) are slow and expensive to operate, stamping is fast and cheap to operate but can have a very high tooling setup cost. If you're building a lot of cases, stamping is dramatically cheaper.Seems very antiquated to be using die stamped for these types of products. I think maybe they should look into investing into a lovely CNC router. The cost and accuracy and ability to adjust on the fly with almost zero cost overhead (someone to adjust the drawing it outputs from) would be excellent.
Yes, that would be surprisingly hard. Anything that handles AC line voltage has to meet specifications to ensure safety and pass stringent testing. It is notoriously difficult to get approval for plug designs with moving parts, as those moving parts inevitable fail testing in ways that expose live conductors to the outside.Direct for features of the SFX PSU's. would it be that hard to make a power plug connector that can rotate 90 degree to suit case requirements rather than having forced vertical or horizontal depending on the PSU in question.
I think you have hugely overestimated the rate at which you could produce completed devices, and hugely underestimated labour costs for labour-intensive production processes. 80 per hour is 45 seconds to assemble a completed unit, and that's barely enough time for even one or two cycles of quill spin-down, toolchange, and spin-up, let alone enough time to mill a complete part (or assemble that part into a final assembly).so I am still under the impression that the industry as a whole may need to move forward with the way these products are produced.