The latest pattern to construct excessive efficiency leisure and gaming PCs for the fashionable lounge is forcing producers to cut back the dimensionality of their techniques, which is slowly however steadily rising the recognition and marketplace for small type issue (SFF) merchandise change into. In an effort to compete with producers of PC circumstances and techniques with one another and gaming consoles, the collection of SFF circumstances will increase with every passing day.
Regardless of the rising reputation of SFF circumstances / techniques, there’s nonetheless a reasonably restricted collection of SFX PSUs accessible, with most producers timidly releasing one or two models. Luckily, SilverStone is an exception to this rule because it is among the few firms that focuses virtually solely on the SFF / SFX market and affords a really broad vary of merchandise. For SFX PSUs alone, we reviewed their mainstream ST30SF and ST45SF in addition to the extraordinarily highly effective SX700-LPT and SX800-LTI .
In right now's report, let's check out one other SFX energy provide from SilverStone, the Nightjar NJ450-SXL. A take a look at specs exhibits that it’s a extremely environment friendly design with an 80Plus Platinum effectivity certification. What makes the Nightjar NJ450-SXL actually distinctive is the utterly passive cooling of the facility provide. Passive energy provides are as uncommon as chick tooth, and it is a slim probability to see what a good firm has developed for a passive energy provide in an SFX type issue.
Efficiency knowledge (nominal worth at 40 ° C)
100 – 240 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz
Packaging and bundles
SilverStone has obtained us used to sensible and aesthetically easy packaging. The packaging of the Nightjar NJ450-SXL isn’t any exception, with a largely black cardboard field designed to focus on the product options and shield them throughout transport.
Regardless of the category of PSU SilverStone delivers solely absolutely the minimal necessities. Within the field we discovered solely the 4 typical black mounting screws, an influence wire and detailed directions. The Nightjar bundle doesn’t embody cable ties, straps, adapters or different equipment.
The SilverStone Nightjar NJ450-SXL is a totally modular energy provide that allows you to disconnect any cable, together with the 24-pin ATX cable. All cables are ribbon-shaped and "flat" and comparatively quick in comparison with typical ATX merchandise. The shortened cables are the cheap alternative, contemplating that the facility provide could be put in in very tight areas, the place each millimeter counts. Additionally, as a result of SilverStone doesn’t present a SFX-to-ATX adapter, they anticipate customers to not set up this energy provide in an ATX case anyway.
SilverStone Nightjar NJ450-SXL
ATX 24 pin
EPS four + four pin
EPS eight pin
PCI-E 6 + 2 pin
PCI-E eight pin