Wednesday, May 27th 2015

SilverStone Ready with a 700-Watt SFX-L Power Supply

SilverStone is flexing its engineering muscle, to woo the compact gaming PC community that the SFX-L form-factor of power supplies have arrived, and ready for multi-GPU. SFX-L is slightly bigger than SFX but significantly smaller than ATX. The company is ready with a 700-Watt PSU in the SFX-L form-factor. Part of the company's new line of SFX-L category with the SFX series, the lineup will be led by the 700W SX700-LPT, and possibly followed by lower wattage models in the future. The company pioneered this form-factor with the 500W SX500-LG, earlier this January. The new PSUs will likely have enough juice and straws for gaming PC builds with up to two graphics cards. The SX700-LPT will boast 80 Plus Platinum efficiency ratings and the company is expected to show them off at Computex 2015, this June
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20 Comments on SilverStone Ready with a 700-Watt SFX-L Power Supply

#1
TRWOV
mmm... whom is this for? Not many ITX cases support SLI/Xfire and the ones that do take a standar ATX PSU.

I suppose Silverstone will launch an ITX SLI/Xfire case along with this :confused:
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Aibohphobia
TRWOV
mmm... whom is this for? Not many ITX cases support SLI/Xfire and the ones that do take a standar ATX PSU.
Me! I've been waiting for something like this for months:



Dual Titan-Xs here I come :D
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hyp36rmax
TRWOV
mmm... whom is this for? Not many ITX cases support SLI/Xfire and the ones that do take a standar ATX PSU.

I suppose Silverstone will launch an ITX SLI/Xfire case along with this :confused:
Probably for the next generation Dual-GPU cards considering an SLI Titan X hovers around 500-600 Watts.



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This will make for some sweet SFF builds! haha
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#4
hyp36rmax
Aibohphobia
Me! I've been waiting for something like this for months:



Dual Titan-Xs here I come :D
heck ya!!! :D
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#6
jonnyGURU
SFX-L is barely smaller than a standard ATX PSU. If they were announcing an actual SFX 700W, then I'd be impressed. ;)
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jonnyGURU
Aibohphobia
160mm ATX: 2.06L

140mm ATX: 1.81L

SFX-L: 1.03L

In depth it's not much smaller than 140mm ATX but in volume it is.
I'm well aware of the dimensions. ;)

I've built with both. Including using the SFX-L with a bracket in a case that normally uses an ATX PSU.

If you have one or the other installed in the same case, you really don't gain any appreciable space by going from an ATX to an SFX-L. SFX, on the other hand, gives you significant space savings.
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#11
Aibohphobia
jonnyGURU
If you have one or the other installed in the same case, you really don't gain any appreciable space by going from an ATX to an SFX-L. SFX, on the other hand, gives you significant space savings.
In a normal case you're absolutely right but in a SFF case like the NCASE M1 it can make all the difference.
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#12
jonnyGURU
Mmm.... Cable managment is still a bitch. It's the depth that kills it.
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#13
WithoutWeakness
jonnyGURU
I'm well aware of the dimensions. ;)

I've built with both. Including using the SFX-L with a bracket in a case that normally uses an ATX PSU.

If you have one or the other installed in the same case, you really don't gain any appreciable space by going from an ATX to an SFX-L. SFX, on the other hand, gives you significant space savings.
I agree that the space savings is marginal in a case designed for an ATX power supply. However, the width and height differences are a lot more apparent in a case designed to fit only SFX power supplies. Some of the super small form factor machines like the Falcon Northwest Tiki and Valve's Steam Boxes wouldn't be physically possible with an ATX power supply.

I'm not sure if SFX-L has any real advantages over SFX other than the ability to fit a 120mm fan. I guess they just want a little more room to fit more components to make these higher-wattage units. Once they can hit ~850W it should be enough to handle an LGA-2011-3 chip and a dual-GPU card in a case smaller than my cable box.
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Aibohphobia
WithoutWeakness
Once they can hit ~850W it should be enough to handle an LGA-2011-3 chip and a dual-GPU card in a case smaller than my cable box.
If my calculations are correct I think you could do a Titan-Z plus 2011-3 on the existing SX600-G.
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#16
nem
Aibohphobia
Me! I've been waiting for something like this for months:



Dual Titan-Xs here I come :D
and what about one pair of THIS ..

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#17
Aibohphobia
nem
and what about one pair of THIS ..
It'll really depend on the power consumption figures. A 2011 v3 and dual Titan-Xs at stock clocks with no other power heavy devices should run on 700W with some headroom.

If the 390X is up there with the 290X like some of the leaked figures suggest it'll be right on the edge.
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#18
WithoutWeakness
Aibohphobia
If my calculations are correct I think you could do a Titan-Z plus 2011-3 on the existing SX600-G.
Man I don't run stock clocks. Nobody should be buying 2011-3 and running stock clocks (except Xeon folks). Need a little more headroom than that. :toast:
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#19
DeViLzzz
... and this will cost a crap load of money just to get Platinum efficiency. Sorry but I won't pay the extra for that.
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#20
Aibohphobia
WithoutWeakness
Man I don't run stock clocks. Nobody should be buying 2011-3 and running stock clocks (except Xeon folks). Need a little more headroom than that. :toast:
I do :slap:

But I'm more concerned with noise than performance so even if I wasn't power limited I wouldn't overclock. At stock clocks my 5930K is surprisingly coolable, I have the Noctua L9x65 on it with a 92x25mm fan on it and even running light 3D renders it doesn't get very loud.
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