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SilverStone ST45SF-G 450W SFX Series Power Supply
- very good to excellent ripple suppression
- fully modular
- very good voltage regulation
- could have used more attention paid to the soldering in v1.1
Conclusion Silverstone's new and improved attempt at the SFX form factor is one of those out of this world game changing hits out of the baseball park, if you ask me. It's very stable, it's very efficient, it controls ripple very well, and it does it all in a package you could almost hide in one of my palms. I said it once already, and I'll say it again... this unit would be a fantastic unit even if it were normal sized. Silverstone's going to be a mighty tough act to follow in this form factor now.
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Hardware Secrets Silver Award
The main highlights of the SilverStone ST45SF-G are its 80 Plus Gold certification and its fully modular cabling system. It costs USD 20 more than its sister, the ST45SF, which comes with the 80 Plus Bronze certification.The problem with this power supply is its price. We know how difficult it is to make a compact, high-efficiency power supply (due to temperature), and SilverStone will probably have a hard time explaining to users why they should buy this USD 100 unit when there are other SFX12V power supplies (most of them are not as good, by the way) on the market selling for half of that.If you are building a small form factor (SFF) computer and want a 450 W power supply (which is the maximum wattage you can get from an SFX12V power supply) with the 80 Plus Gold certification, the SilverStone ST45SF-G is your only option.We are giving this unit our Silver Award instead of the Golden because we had issues with the first sample we received, and efficiency at full load at high temperature was below 87 percent.