Packaging

Right from the start, the packaging for the SX700-LPT is significantly different than past Silverstone SFX power supplies. The SX700-LPT’s box is larger and has a bright teal color trim. On the front is a photo of the power supply showing the modular cable connections and the full sized fan. They highlight that this is an SFX-L form factor right away before even showing the wattage. The Silverstone logo is small but up in the top left corner as well. Beyond that, the 80 Plus Platinum logo is up front and visible. On the back, Silverstone has used this space to pack in a lot of information on the power supply. They have a drawing of the modular connections available and they have a photo of the thin and flexible cables. They mention it being a single rail and even have the 80 Plus Platinum efficiency graph. There is also an image showing the ripple and stability as well as a fan profile showing how the cooling fan will act.

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When you open the box up the documentation is right up on top. You get a book about the SX700-LPT and then a normal power supply book that comes with every Silverstone PSU.

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Inside the power supply comes packed in between two pieces of foam and is wrapped up in a plastic bag as well. All of the modular cables and the power cable are all packed in next to the foam. It’s a little weird not seeing a bag come with a modular power supply for the extra cables. They also include a small baggie with black finished screws. What is missing compared to other SFX power supplies are a few zip ties and there also isn’t an SFX to ATX adapter plate. Silverstone used to include these but they seem to be moving away from it. With the smaller SFX power supplies its less of an issue, but currently, there aren’t a lot of cases options for an SFX-L that also support mATX for SLI or crossfire support. So I have a feeling there are going to be more people looking to this power supply that will need that adapter plate and it's going to run you another $7 to get one.

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To be extra careful they also wrap a yellow band around the power supply to warn you that the fan does not turn on under low load.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #38147 29 Aug 2016 06:03
To start the week off I take a look at Silverstone's new 700 watt SFX-L power supply
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NocturneKittie replied the topic: #38169 04 Sep 2016 04:03
I have the SFX 600G version and loved it, must get my paws on this one soon :)

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