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Lian Li Launches the All New Silent Force PSU Series

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    Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the Silent Force Power supply unit (PSU) series. After one year in development, and with strict attention to detail, the Silent series has been extensively researched to make it stand out from the crowd. The Silent Force PSU’s offer outstanding cooling while containing noise from fans, and also offers safety features with 80 Plus certification showing Lian Li’s commitment to quality, while exemplifying Lian Li’s attention to detail through craftsmanship.

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    The Silent Force complies with the newest Intel standard ATX 12V V2.3 & EPS 12V rail systems, while the environmentally friendly design for energy saving with Active PFC (>0.9) / High efficiency (>80%) complies with the best standards in the industry. Hosting a complete range from 650Watts, 750Watts, and 850W the Silent Force PSU’s are designed for the discerning enthusiast who is looking for peace of mind.

    The features include 135mm fan for larger volume of air at lower RPM, thus reducing the noise and improving the cooling performance. Additional features include Power Failure Detection with OVP/OCP/OLP/SCP/UVP/OTP, plus support for multi-core CPU and Multi GPU/graphics cards systems. The superior Japanese capacitor components bring long lasting durability and quality for the ultimate in stable power output.

    The modular cable management allows for fewer cables in your case according to your needs, and a more convenient cable arrangement without inhibiting airflow as seen in standard situations. The PCI-E connector has bead-core protection to minimized electromagnetic interference (EMI) for a cleaner throughput. In addition the cables have special sleeves to improve airflow through your case. The universal input accepts between 100V-240V and has a power switch at the back for added safety and convenience. The 135mm ball bearing fan gives consistent and quality airflow across specially designed heatsinks that have a special rippled surface to improve the surface area for superior thermal cooling performance. The uniquely coated outer casing has honeycombed venting for excellent air-flow and ventilation.

    With clean and stable power driving your PC via the Silent Force PSU and the multi 12V rails output and bead core protection for the PCI-e connectors, failsafe safety protections, and 80 Plus output plus large 135mm silent fan all combined from a full year in development to give the Silent Force PSU superior quality than anything else you are likely to get. Silent Force PSU’s have today what PC enthusiasts need tomorrow!

    For more details on features for the Silent Force PSU’s please go here.

    Source: Lian-Li
     
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    I love the steel they used for the casing of the PSU, very pretty!
     
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    Oooh, I'm liking the 30 amps on the third and fourth 12v rails, although I don't understand why it's not on the first and second instead. I wonder how "silent" it is compared to other "silent" PSU's.

    I'd be interested in seeing a round-up/review/comparison of all the prominent "quiet" or "silent" PSU offerings on the market. :hint: :hint: ;)
     
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    No doubt.. And I'll be interested to see how much more $$ we'll need for a PSU like this..

    I'd hate to be too picky, but this 'bead' they are talking about is a little bulky and sits right at the gfx molex.. Other than that, specs look good, case looks nice, but not as nice as I would expect from them.. And too bad most will never see that pretty copper..

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    And can someone tell me why most makers leave about 1/2" to 1" of exposed (un sleeved) wire right at the psu? They cover all but that up, and that's what you can't hide..
     

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    Yeah, I wasn't too happy about the "bead" either, cuz it won't fit through tiny holes as easily.

    As for money, I'd see 150~200 USD being reasonable for the 850w. Although, I'd be reluctant to spend more than 150 on a PSU unless it was one of those 1kw+ beasts
     
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    I believe that the cable becomes quite stiff because of the shrinktube, and usually you bend the cable the most at the ends to hide it away? Just a thought, and yeah i agree its a little ugly indeed.
     
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    i think those two rails are for the GFX cards....the other rails dont need that amperage

    still thats a lot of amperage on a whole for the whole unit!!! (My Galaxy 1000W is only 90a)
    I wonder where they are licensing the technology from... who actually makes the insidfes of these PSU's becuase im pretty sure that Lian Li dont.
     
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    lol only 90a
    I understand why it's not 30a on all four rails, but I was just wondering why it's the last two and not the first two.
     
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    The total available 12v output of the 850w Lian-Li is only 62.5A, the combined available output for the Galaxy is 75A.
     
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    Really? So . . . then there's basically no point in having the multiple 12v rails because it still has to sacrifice from one rail if the others draw too much anyways . . . or am I misinterpreting?
     
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    yes exactely... thats why single rail is better... if you have multi and one rail draws too much, it shuts them all down... the shown amps on each rail is the max... if you go over 20a on the first 2 or 30a and the second two... itll break or shut down.

    Single rail all the way ;)
     
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    The AMP rating on the rails are a safety spec for what the rail itself can handle. So, if you put a 2A load on the first 2 rails, and try to put a 35A load on the 3rd, for a total of 39A, the psu will shut down, despite being rated to handle 61.5A total.

    And no multi rail psu on the market can run all the 12V rails at full spec simultaneously. that's why a combined amperage rating is given, so you don't exceed the psu's overall capability.
     
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    ok, that makes more sense now, thank you. I had known that a single rail was better, but I didn't know that multi-rail PSU's couldn't run all the rails at full spec simultaneously.
     
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    In the last few years, Lian Li have lost a lot of money due to their "case+PSU" combo's not being as attractive as just a case and a 3rd party quality PSU.

    The market has now changed. We dont buy case+PSU combos anymore. Can Lian Li turn back the clocks? Too late IMO.
     

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