Packaging, Contents, Exterior And Cabling
The box is large and, overall, its graphic design is nice, despite the very dark background. On the front there is a photo of the PSU with the capacity description highlighted in a large, yellow font. The 80 Plus Gold icon resides next to the series description on the face of the box. On the top of the packaging, SilverStone lists the available connectors, but without providing any information on cable length. Finally, on the back of the package we find information on the unit's compact dimensions and a brief, multilingual features description.
The contents of the box, and especially the PSU, are very well protected, since they are covered by two thick pieces of packing foam. A smaller box contains all modular cables along with the heavy-duty AC power cord with the IEC C19 plug. The bundle includes several Velcro straps, two sets of fixing bolts, some zip ties and a magnetic dust filter, which can be either installed on top of the PSU's fan grill or on the chassis.
The PSU features a nice, matte finish, which won’t easily attract fingerprints and is fairly scratch resistant. On the front of the PSU there is only an IEC C20 socket and, strangely enough, no on/off switch. In our opinion, this is a serious omission, since in a PSU an on/off switch comes in handy on many occasions. The specifications label is installed on one side and on the top, SilverStone placed a number of stickers.
Thanks to its compact dimensions, this PSU looks like a 1 kW unit rather than a 1.5 kW one. Enhance Electronics did a fine job in downsizing its platforms, not only in this high-capacity region, but in lower capacities as well.
All of the included cables are good quality, flat and stealth. Some users might not like the flat ATX cable, but we prefer it over a normal, round-shaped cable since it blocks less airflow and is easier to place inside the chassis.