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Old 08-19-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default SilverStone Element ST50EF-Plus 500 W Power Supply Review

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"SilverStone Element power supply series is being out for some years now, and we were curious to review their popular 500 W model, ST50EF-Plus. It is important to know that models from SilverStone Elem..."

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Old 08-20-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
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And you're still around to tell about it...?

The outer appearance seems promising at first glance, but the quality doesn't seem to go very deep.
- The shape of the heatsinks should provide a fairly efficient cooling while inducing turbulence and noise to the airflow.
- The cables seem pretty good, apart from the single PCIe-cable.
- Very little flexibility in 12V power distribution. (Single rail would be better.)

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Did actually the entire PSU explode, sending parts all over the room, or was it (as I suspect) just some minor component inside that blew up?

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Old 08-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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And you're still around to tell about it...?

The outer appearance seems promising at first glance, but the quality doesn't seem to go very deep.
- The shape of the heatsinks should provide a fairly efficient cooling while inducing turbulence and noise to the airflow.
- The cables seem pretty good, apart from the single PCIe-cable.
- Very little flexibility in 12V power distribution. (Single rail would be better.)

SPOILER ALERT!

[spoiler]

Did actually the entire PSU explode, sending parts all over the room, or was it (as I suspect) just some minor component inside that blew up?

[/spoiler]

Cheers
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Minor, seems more a fart than a bomb.

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See for yourself...

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