A SOLID SFX-L Power Supply - SilverStone SX500-LG (V2.0) Review

★★★★☆ (4 out of 5)

  • 500W capacity
  • 80 Plus Gold
  • Relatively quiet fan (even without the zero RPM fan mode of the v1 version)
  • Flat black cables
  • 100% modular

  • Slightly larger SFX form factor (130mm doesn't leave much room in my FTZ01 for dealing with the cables)

Other Thoughts
The V2 of this power supply doesn't really have much different than it's original counterpart. The main change with the V2 version is the removal of the Semi-Passive fan mode of the v1. There were several complaints about the fan making a "grinding noise" and some buzzing as well but this issue seems to have been severely reduced with the V2 PSU.

Overall this is a very nice small power supply. It is a bit larger than the standard SFX form factor so that is definitely something to keep in mind, however as a result they were able to slap on a larger 120mm fan which definitely helps keep this thing cool and quiet. This is a solid little power supply with 80plus gold efficiency that gets the job done.

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