Edit: Our review of the SilverStone SX800-LTI here.
SilverStone’s hotly anticipated 800W SFX-L power supply is nearly here! Originally announced at Computex back in May, we have received word direct from SilverStone that the SX800-LTI should be available by the end of the year, with an MSRP of $179.99 (or 180€) excluding VAT.
You may find yourself wondering why anyone would need 800 watts of power in an SFX-L size, but there are actually a wide range of builds that stand to benefit from this PSU: from midrange rigs that can rely on the semi-passive functionality for almost continuous low-to-no fan operation, through to (naturally) dual-GPU builds and other high-performance configurations that simply need as much juice as possible. Indeed, for those builds, the release of this PSU makes perfect sense, and has been long awaited.
One may also hope that the introduction of PSU’s like the SX800-LTI will encourage case builders to consider designing towards SFX and SFX-L power supplies, over the antiquated and quite space-inefficient ATX specification, though the relative price premium and limited selection remains a strong headwind against such a transition. Only time will tell if the impact on the enclosure market on the part of this PSU will be manifest or not.
In any case, for more granular information on this unit, check out the SilverStone product page here, which SilverStone first published a few days ago.
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