|Item model number||SilentNight-500|
|Item Weight||7.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.3 x 9 x 4.6 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||12.3 x 9 x 4.6 inches|
Rosewill SilentNight Series 500W 80 Plus Platinum Certified Modular Design ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply SilentNight-500
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- Intel Haswell CPU Ready
- Supports all Intel and AMD multi-core and its compatible Motherboards, ATX/BTX compliant
- Fit in with EuP (Energy-using Products) instructions / U.S.A Energy Star standards: energy consumption during shut off status less than 1W
- Support nVIDIA (SLI)/ATI, high rank & high efficiency graphic card
- PCI-E power plugs are setup in a 6+2 configuration for the latest graphic cards and compatible with every brand
- Passed 80 PLUS Platinum Certification, on 20% 50% 100% loading, with 91% 92% 90% Transform Efficiency
- Multiple Protection Design : OVP,OPP,SCP
- Switches can use for more then 2000 times
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Be careful when plugging in the modular sockets as the plugs fit upside down as well. I blew out my ssd before I realized it was the wrong way up. Seems like something that Rosewill should fix to prevent customers from installing equipment incorrectly.
I don't really push the overall power rating because it is for a Audio PC with a minimal video card.
Voltages are stable in mild over-clocking and fairly close to spec.
Excellent heat-sinking keeps temp. under control even in a minimal fan silent PC.
I had a cracked cable connector and the only way to get a new one was to RMA the whole supply because Rosewill has zero spare parts.
Zero downloadable documentation on the Rosewill site as well.
One star off for not caring.
Rosewill's product is called SilentNight for a reason. It operates in complete silence because it comes with no fan. How was this possible? Well the answer must be the excellent design, components and execution they put together. Platinum certified is probably the only PC power supply class that can retain (and thus dissipate as heat) the least amount of 110V input power, while delivering the highest output power to be used by your PC. I had the PC running continuously for a week at variable load without noticing heat coming out of the PSU, which basically remains at room temperature. Curiosity urged me to open up the PSU and admire the engineering, but knowing that would most likely void the warranty I held back.
GREEN-est cleanest energy class PSU you can find today. 500W is plenty enough for a home PC. Do the math if you use multiple power hungry, non-green components to verify your system demands less than 500W. Calculate yourself based on components' specs and add an extra 25% for safety. The generic statement "you need a 1000W PSU" thrown out by some vendors or manufacturers, especially related to video cards is too extreme to be taken seriously. That's why you need to do the math yourself based on your particular system.
If you use a very large (full/extended) PC case the provided cables are still long enough to reach to the CPU and MB, but you may have to run them on top of the MB, not around it; this would only affect the aesthetics, in case you care for it once you closed up the PC case. For normal PC cases the cables are long enough and easy to work with.
Good luck with your design!
Most PC products that claim to be "silent" really need to buy a dictionary for their marketing team.
A component with any spinning fan is not silent, period.
This power supply is exactly that -- truly dead silent. In a quiet room, you can put your ear right up to it and hear nothing.
While advertised as 500W, it will actually output 600W, just at 80+ Gold efficiency once you get past 500W. 600W is enough for almost any PC. You can run a top of the like i7 processor and two video cards in SLI, as long as the video cards are not extreme energy consumers like the AMD Radeon 290x.
I run a gaming PC with a nVidia 780GTX overclocked video card, an overclocked i7-2600K processor, 32GB of RAM, 4 optical drives, two SSDs, two hard drives, and a half dozen peripherals (throttle, joystick, pedals, TrackIR, etc.) This PSU handles everything with only minor warmth coming from the unit. Of course, when the video card is under stress, its fan noise is louder than many quality fan-cooled power supply units. Remember consider noise from other components when buying your parts.
It is easy to build a completely silent, fanless PC using an SSD for storage, this PSU, and a fanless CPU cooler like the NoFan CR-95C. It only gets tricky when you add in high-end video cards, which typically do not have fanless options available.
I am so happy now!!!!!!
Okay, so to actually review it. It is a good small size for small mini itx cases such as the Rosewill Legacy U2 that I have it in. I kind of like fully modular systems so I can mod the cables, but Rosewill did a good job with keeping the covering flexible enough to manipulate and tight enough so as not to be big and bulky. Also, I find it unnecessary to have one set of PCI-E cables not modular when they have all those modular ports for putting stuff but that is fine. I guess someone is going to use a bunch of heavy powered video cards with a fanless 500w PSU... Besides that miniscule annoyance, the flat cables are very easy to use and manipulate for cable management. Make sure you snap the cables in properly as installing it upside down (which some people claimed was possible on the side that connects to the PSU) could fry your SSD. Besides that, as others have noted elsewhere in their review the screw holes do not line up perfectly with standard cases (they seem to all be shifted to one side a bit) so you really have to push the PSU to one side to get them to line up in cases that have a side guide rail. If there is no side guide rail, you are good to go as all the holes are otherwise spaced correctly.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very good product. It is silent. I used a silent cpu cooler and I have a completely silent case. This is in my home theater setup.Published 1 month ago by philipma1957
Just wanted to comment and say I bought this for a silent build last year and couldn't be happier. I was worried about electrical noises or coil whine as it seems to be kind of an... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Keith
I need another one for my next build.
Love it, using it right now to keep my build quiet as an elected politician on their campaign promises. Read more
Very impressed with this power supply. It's quiet (obviously), and handled a processing load as a replacement power supply for a Dell Optiplex machine with a Core 2 Quad Q6600. Read morePublished 10 months ago by George Spettigue
Developed intermittent coil whine noise after 2 months. Was installed in well ventilated case with internal temperatures always near ambient. Completely dead after 4 months. Read morePublished 10 months ago by sl
Bought this to replace noisy low cost power in my HTPC in living room. Excellent results, piece and quiet. Well worth the premium cost. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Roadglide
I like this better than the fanless seasonic psu I had previously bought. This has no hum, the cables fit better, and everything's stable. Read morePublished 19 months ago by azezal
Love this power supply. It's completely silent. It runs warm, maybe 15degrees F above ambient, but is stable. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Eugene S