- by David_W @Sep 17, 2010
Silence defines the X-400 & the X-460 power supplies. Taking advantage of the benefits derived from the 80PLUS GOLD level of efficiency and the use of high-grade components, these power supplies run cool and run silent, perfect for your Home Theater PC (HTPC) and other applications where “silence is golden”.
Featuring a design of “DC Connector Module with Integrated VRM”, the X Series is set to achieve both near-perfect DC to DC conversion and fully modularized design without compromising efficiency. After a long wait, finally there is a product that delivers the complete package, ultra-high efficiency, greatly improved dynamic response, and customizable cable arrangement that is tailored to meet any individual’s needs.
Special Features -
80PLUS® Gold Certified Super High Efficiency
Full Modular Cabling Design
Patented DC Connector Module with Integrated VRM [Voltage Regulator Module]
DC to DC Converter Design
Conductive Polymer Aluminum Solid Capacitors
Highly Reliable 105? Japanese Brand Capacitors
Tight Voltage Regulation [±3%]
Active Power Factor Correction [99% PF Typical]
High +12V Output
High Current Gold Plated Terminals
Dual Sided PCB Layout
Ultra Ventilation [Honeycomb Structure]
Multi-GPU Technologies Supported
All-in-One DC Cabling Design
Easy Swap Connector
Universal AC Input [Full Range]
5 Years Warranty
Product Information -
1. Dimension: W150 x L160 x H86 mm
2. AC input & DC output voltages /Wire Configuration
"The SS-460FL reached up to 91% efficiency, with no more than 12mV ripple and noise on all rails and good voltage regulation. There's no fan to make noise, and the electronics are also free of static or any other unwanted effects. The PSU is exactly what you'd expect: silent."
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Dream has comme true! Perfect for a whisper quiet pc in a quiet room. Run it with the 2600k + hyper 212 evo and the HIS hd 6870. Barely noticable. Under stress, only the video card is signing, idle whispering. This psu/cpu/gpu combo just pass every stress bench i could find. Didnt add any fan in the Fractal Define R3, temps are good for me. This kind of psu will be installed in all my next gen pc.
This review was modfied by poster @ 03-06-12 04:33 PM
When selecting this PSU, be aware that you must have good ventilation above the unit. This meant I could not install it in my Cooler Master Sileo 500 case because it would be pressed hard against the foam lining in the top of the case and have no ventilation at all. Aside from that, I would have to cut the back panel to be able to plug in an AC cord because the socket is very close to the edge of the PSU and was partially obscured by the metalwork of the case. I won't return it though, I'll put it in another system. I have P182 and a Fractal Design XL cases where the PSUs mount at the bottom so it should work well.
If you're tired of dealing with fan noise and do not want/need an overkill PSU this is among the best options out there IMO. 460W is actually well enough for a single-card midrange build; I use it with a stock i7 2600K / HD6950 system with two drives (1 SSD + 1 Green HDD) and with OCCT + FurMark running the worst I ever saw at the plug was 315W AC. Under normal gaming it hovers at around 200W and stays at 65W while idle.
This is a nicely packaged power supply but could have done without the fabric bag, and reusable cable packages. Probably could have saved a few bucks. Anyways, this is a great unit from what I can tell... it's silent and seems to stay pretty cool.
If you want silent PSU, it is the one you want. No fan and its not hot at all, at least for me. I dont use alot of fan in my case and everything stay cool. One of the best PSU I bought since now. Seasonic PSU mean quality, well made. 100% no noise. If they release a PSU fanless for gaming, Ill buy it, 100% sure.
I bought this for a DAW workstation and the most important thing is silence. This unit is completely silent and is the right tool for the job. I noticed a slight increase in case temperatures because of the lower airflow. I then added a Corsair H50 cpu cooler to exhaust the hot air out of the case (opposite direction than recommended) and it took care of the internal case temps.
seasonic has been a very high quality psu company, their products are of the highest quality in my books, and this psu is everything that i was expecting and more, it is silent (no fans), and doesnt produce much heat, 460watts is enough for me, i got a ok video card in there, but for those wanting to run sli or crossfire, might need a seasonic X750, otherwise this is an excellent psu for average user
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