|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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High end PSU means high output capability, and therefore high heat generation and high noise level? It's not true when it comes to the Rosewill Silentnight PSU. On top of all the features you would demand on premium grade PSU such as modular cable configuration, generous +12V output and comprehensive protection, the SilentNight-500 employs a fanless design ensuring a complete quiet operation - your games, movies and music come to new life with every whisper and detail enjoyed the way it should be. A large heat sink with dense fins quickly and efficiently dissipate heat, while highly reliable Japanese capacitors and 80 PLUS Platinum Certification for lower heat generation contribute to the enablement of fanless design. Make the Rosewill SilentNight-500 yours today, and step into a new level of peace of mind.
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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!
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. The power supply stays cool and with a fan pulling even a little air out of the case you will likely have no problems as long as you are using low voltage. (My computer uses only 60 watts so it will probably never get hot). For those of you using high powered video cards with it, I would assume better circulation may be necessary. The power tests done on this PSU come in very good only a little lower than Seasonic ss-520 and Silverstone NightJar (which uses the ss-520 from Seasonic anyways). The paint job is very thick and all a simple color which makes it look extra nice and sleek in cases with windows (like mine).
Basically, for those of you tired of having the PSU fan be the loudest one in your case and not wanting to break the warranty to switch it out with a Noctua fan (which I have done to those out of warranty), and for those of you who no longer believe the PSU companies when they claim to have "silent fans," and for those of you who have an old very good quality Seasonic x1050w with a Hybrid fan control that you used in a new 60w computer that never turns the fan on under 200w (which is good because the fant is loud) but has a very annoying hissing coil whine that drives you nuts no matter where in the room your computer sits, you need thin flexible cables and a small PSU for a tight fit in a mini itx case, the Rosewill PSU is the PERFECT one for your needs.
Oh, and the best part, 7 YEAR WARRANTY! The only other PSU manufacturer I have seen pull that off was Seasonic (which I had to use once, but it was really easy). So nothing to worry about there. Our friends from the egg site own Rosewill from my understanding so I would think execution if needed would not be a problem. Amazon of course has the marginally better pricing and return policy (if anything goes wrong, which is very rare for anything I have gotten, it has always been easier and cheaper with Amazon).
You will begin to see a much broader selection of fanless PSUs but as far as what is out there now, this Rosewill one is the best (in my opinion). From what I saw, it is better/newer version of the Kingwin Stryker 500 which is no longer sold, and this specific one is an identical rebranded Super Flower Golden Silent (for those of you shopping in Europe).
So, buy it!
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.
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.
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