Page 1:Features & Specifications
Page 2:Packaging, Contents, Exterior & Cabling
Page 3:Teardown & Component Analysis
Page 4:Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time & Inrush Current
Page 5:Efficiency, Temperature & Noise
Page 6:Protection Features
Page 7:Cross-Load Tests & Infrared Images
Page 8:Transient Response Tests
Page 9:Ripple Measurements
Page 10:EMC Pre-Compliance Testing
Page 11:Performance, Value, Noise & Efficiency
Page 12:Final Analysis
Packaging, Contents, Exterior & Cabling
SilverStone's box is small, and it sports a nice design. Up front, there's a photo of the PSU showing its modular panel. The model number is displayed prominently. An 80 PLUS Titanium badge is located right under that, and it's also quite large (understandably). A power specifications table is located on the top, along with technical specs and a graphical list of available connectors.
Around back, two graphs depict the efficiency and fan noise curves. There is also an illustration of the modular panel. On the same side, SilverStone mentions the flat modular cables, promising tight load regulation and good ripple suppression on all rails as well.
Another interesting piece of information on this side is a sticker in the bottom-right corner mentioning the PSU's version number. On our sample, it's "V1.0". We've mentioned this before, but SilverStone is one of the only companies that clearly defines the version number of its products on its packaging.
Protection inside the box is top-notch; packing foam surrounds the PSU.
A black box contains all accessories, along with the modular cables. SilverStone's bundle includes two sets of screws, the AC power cord, and a pair of user manuals included with all of the company's PSU products. Unfortunately, SilverStone doesn't include the SFX-to-ATX bracket that'd allow this PSU to be installed in a normal ATX case.
There is a yellow ribbon around the PSU stating that its fan will not spin under light loads or low temperatures. Naturally, you need to remove this before proceeding with the PSU's installation.
The front exhaust grille employs the popular honeycomb design, and the unit's power switch is installed under the AC receptacle (with the fan facing upwards).
A power specifications label is applied to one of the PSU's sides. On the other side, you'll find three stickers, one of which indicates the SX800-LTI's version number.
The modular panel's sockets are covered by silicone caps that you have to remove prior to installation. In total, there are nine sockets. A diagram right below the panel shows which connector goes where.
Since this is an SFX-L-based power supply, its dimensions are compact. At the same time, the enclosure is large enough to accommodate a 120mm fan. The larger cooler generates less noise than the 92mm and 80mm fans found in smaller SFX PSUs.
All of SilverStone's cables are short, flat, and composed of dark wires, enabling a stealth effect in cases with black-painted interiors. We prefer flat cables to round ones; they block less airflow and are easier to route inside the chassis.
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- Features & Specifications
- Packaging, Contents, Exterior & Cabling
- Teardown & Component Analysis
- Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time & Inrush Current
- Efficiency, Temperature & Noise
- Protection Features
- Cross-Load Tests & Infrared Images
- Transient Response Tests
- Ripple Measurements
- EMC Pre-Compliance Testing
- Performance, Value, Noise & Efficiency
- Final Analysis