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Yes, there were a lot of problems with the v1.1 sfx psu, but I believe that they have been fixed in v2.0 which I have and dont have any problems with.
 
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Yes, there were a lot of problems with the old non-modular bronze version v1.1 sfx psu, but I believe that they have been fixed in v2.0 which I have and dont have any problems with.

FTFY. We're talking about the gold version.
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Let me clarify things a bit..
We are talking about this one
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=342&area=en
ST45SF-G
Its the 450W Gold model, full modular... SFX Power Supply that is on the market for 2+ month.,.. (not years)
This model claims that the produced noise is 18db min...
But this is far from truth
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1707073&page=8
you can see that the guy in here replaced the fan for this particular psu..
I have bought it cause it was the perfect addition for my prodigy,,,
but the produced noise really made me angry (cause i paid lots of money for it)..
I am talking about v1.00 btw.. i dont know if they have improved it by now...
Btw the fan spins at full speed all the time.... (no matter how many components i had connected)..
I did an RMA for this particular product and i am waiting for news...

As i mention i m referring to the new Gold SFX Model (Modular)...

i have no experience with the previous Non - Modular one...

(i know that it was not a faulty unit of mine cause also ElevenEleven had a similar problem)
Edited by NiKa - 10/19/12 at 10:53am
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Okay interesting. I knew the original nonmodular one had chirping, I have the V2.0 which has no problems, but I would love a modular one, its too bad to know the fan ramps up so loud. You would think it would be quieter being that it is even more efficient thinking.gif Ill still probably get it tongue.gif
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I would love a modular one, its too bad to know the fan ramps up so loud.

It doesn't ramp up as much as the bronze model which goes to 4000rpm @ 450W, but this fan profile starts high. I think that's largely the issue: people expect idle to be completely still, because it's supposedly not doing any work. But noise is subjective and actual experience obviously depends which case you're putting it in, etc etc.

Can I ask why you want the modular one? If to sleeve, know that the pinout is the same as the other Strider models. I was hoping to be able to make shortened wires falling direct from PSU to motherboard, but the wires are 1-to-1 which means depending on your PSU placement you might need to twist each row of wires.
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It doesn't ramp up as much as the bronze model which goes to 4000rpm @ 450W, but this fan profile starts high. I think that's largely the issue: people expect idle to be completely still, because it's supposedly not doing any work. But noise is subjective and actual experience obviously depends which case you're putting it in, etc etc.
Can I ask why you want the modular one? If to sleeve, know that the pinout is the same as the other Strider models. I was hoping to be able to make shortened wires falling direct from PSU to motherboard, but the wires are 1-to-1 which means depending on your PSU placement you might need to twist each row of wires.
Oh i see/ I want the modular one so that sleeving and routing cables would be easier. I sleeved the nonmod one and it is hard to get the wires to look good and orderly without modularity, as there is nowhere to hide the wires in my itx case tongue.gif
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Great info on the SFX PSUs guys. thumb.gif

I started out with the bronze/non-mod (ST45SF) but when I saw this...



...I had second thoughts on shoving all that wiring into the case. Airflow in such a small space is a concern so I decided to get the gold/modular (ST45SF-G). It's worth the extra $30 IMO, even though like WiSK I'm disappointed the pin-outs aren't designed for clean sleeving.
Here's the G-G-G G-unit lachen.gif



I've hooked it up to test and so far it doesn't seem exceptionally loud. cool.gif

To clean it up further I bought a bunch of stuff from MDPC & ModDIY to sleeve & shorten the cables...







Went from 12" to 6" on the 24-pin (still in-progress... its my first time sleeving so its taking forever and I'm messing up... a lot)



I'm also going to build custom fan, LED and pump adapters to eliminate unneeded cables like the 4-pin molex and make installation of everything as easy as possible. thumb.gif

And, I saved the best for last... Dwood has confirmed that fabrication is DONE (!!!) so I will get my case next week. thumbsupsmiley.png Gonna try to crank out all the wiring by then so I'm ready to build when it arrives. wheee.gif

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Sleeving looks great! thumb.gif
Those colours go together very well.
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I'm also going to build custom fan, LED and pump adapters to eliminate unneeded cables like the 4-pin molex and make installation of everything as easy as possible.

Schweet, custom electrics! bulb.gif Anything to replace the Infernal 4-pin Demon of Pin-Mangling ...
It's a shame about the PSU wiring criss-cross, but I like the heatshrink-less sleeving style you've gone with - nice and crisp! thumb.gif
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Sleeving looks great! thumb.gif
Those colours go together very well.

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