|Stronger 700W Ultra-Quiet Plug-in PSU |
|Stronger 500W Ultra-Quiet Plug-in PSU |
|Stronger 600W Ultra-Quiet Plug-in PSU |
Scythe Stronger Ultra-Quiet Plug-in PSU Series
Built in fan controller, modular cables and a very quiet 140mm fan are just some of the great features on the Stronger PSUs.
The new Stronger power supplies from Scythe are available in three different wattages, namely the 500, 600 and 700 watt models. They feature the very quiet Scythe Slip Stream 140mm fan which is designed to provide high airflow at low fan speed. Scythe also incorporated a PSU fan grill to further optimise the airflow which allows the fan to stay spinning slower for longer. Furthermore, the Stronger PSU series is equipped with an Intelligent Fan Cable Connector. This allows for up to two external fans to be controlled by the PSU.
- Equipped with very quiet Slip Stream 140mm fan
- Intelligent fan cable connector
- High airflow design
- Energy efficient - 80PLUS certified
- Convenient cable management - modular
- ATX 12V Version 2.3, EPS 12V Standard
Equipped with Slip Stream 140mm fan
The Stronger power supplies incorporate a special Slip Stream 140mm fan. What makes this fan special is the fact that mounting holes are the same as a 120mm fan, but the blades are that of a 140mm fan. Larger blades mean more airflow, this allows the Stronger PSUs to remain quiet even under high load.
Image showing the fan speed and noise levels at a given load
Intelligent Fan Cable Connector
Built into the PSU are two fan headers. These allow for two fans to be controlled by the PSU. As the heat rises in the PSU the fan speed of the connected fan(s) will also increase. This provides more airflow through the system and therefore better cooling.
These Power Supply Units are 80PLUS certified to supply high power efficiency of above 80% at 20, 50 and 100% load.
Convenient Cable Management
Just like most modern PSUs, the Stronger power supplies are modular which means that you only need to use the cables required to power the system. This cuts down on the amount of redundant cables inside the case. The benefit of this is increased airflow and lower temperatures.
|Specifications||Stronger 500W||Stronger 600W||Stronger 700W|
|+3.3V max load||24 A|
|+5V max load||20 A||24 A||30 A|
|+12V1 max load||20 A||35 A||47 A|
|+12V2 max load||20 A||25 A|
|Combined maximum output +3.3V / +5V||130 W||140 W||170 W|
|-12V max load||0.3 A||0.5 A|
|+5VSB maximum standby current||2.5 A||3.0 A|
|Dimensions||160L x 150W x 86H mm (including fan)|
|Cable Length||45 – 55 cm Mesh-Type cables|
|Noise Level||9.6 - 23.2 dBA||10.1 - 24.2 dBA||10.5 - 27.9 dBA|
|Fan||Scythe Slip Stream 140mm, 1200 RPM Max||Scythe Slip Stream 140mm, 1250 RPM Max||Scythe Slip Stream 140mm, 1350 RPM Max|
|Protection||Overcurrent Protection (OCP), Overvoltage Protection (UVP), Overpower (Overload) Protection (OPP), Short Circuit Protection (SCP), Undervoltage Protection (UVP), Overtemperature Protection (OTP)|
|Number of 4-pin Molex connectors||6|
|Number of floppy drive connectors||2|
|ATX12V/ESP12V (4/8-pin) support||Yes|
|20/24-pin ATX connector||Yes|
|PCI-E support||Two 6/8-pin||Four 6/8-pin|
|ATX12V version||2.3, EPS 12V|
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Again, great service and delivery from QUIET PC. On opening PSU from package I was very pleased with the weight of the PSU, this denotes quality. Many connections BUT I will only require a small amount due to this being put into my HTPC build. Will give FULL REVIEW when fully up and running with regards to quietness etc..
A good choice.
I got one of the 500W units to upgrade my HP Pavilion Media Center PC which originally only had a 300W PSU. (I needed more power for a new graphics card). The new PSU fitted perfectly in the casing (as you would expect) and the cabling was mostly straightforward.
The PC has SATA drives except for a removable USB drive that takes an old ATA (4-pin) power cable. The SATA connections were easy but the ATA 4-pin connector was difficult to fit... it was a tighter fit than the cable of the original PSU and the pins in the new cable looked slightly out of alignment... I tried all the 4-pin connectors on both of the supplied cables, and they were all tight and had poorly aligned pins. I did eventually manage to connect the ATA power cable, thankfully.
The motherboard connections were fine. The modular cabling is nice, since it reduces clutter that would otherwise inhibit air flow. Other than that, I am happy with the new PSU. It's quiet and runs quite a lot cooler than the old unit.
This is one quiet psu comes with all the different connectors I needed easy to fit and most of all silent.
SCYTHE CUTS DB SHOCK
Originally bought a Rasurbo DLP430w in MAY 09. Alas, that unit developed coil whine and voltage drop - this a step up in price but the modular design was of interest. Suffice to say 1 - no gasket to cover the cutaway where the two main wire bundles extrude - both covered in fine black mesh - for ATX supplies only. 2 - All Molex/SATA/PCI and intelligent fan controller cables are separate, and you plug in the ones you want - easy to do.
You still need to cable tie it all up and away from the airflow, but each connector bundle is covered in the same mesh, and all looks/feels good quality. The manual is poor, but if you are fitting your own PSU you should have a grasp of what goes where. The unit is really much quieter than the Rasurbo - due to restrictions in my case I have one case fan on intelligent control. Marvellously low, gentle db hum. This PSU does what it says on the tin. Online reviews have raised issues over high standby consumption, so beware if that is an issue to you.