SilverStone FX500

SilverStone FX500 is a gold rated Flex ATX power supply, good for mid-high end SFF PCs. If you need something for low-mid spec PC, see the the FX350 or ENP-7140.

MODEL SilverStone FX500
FORM FACTORFlexATX
CERTIFICATION80 Plus Gold
DIMENSIONS81.5 x 40.5 x 150mm (W x D x L)
RATINGRated for 500W continues power output at 40°C
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0°C ~ 40°C
SAFETY Overload Protection
Over Voltage Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Over Temperature Protection
FAN SPECIFICATIONS 40x15mm, Jamicon KF0415B1HR-R: 12V, 8.84 CFM, 7300 RPM
CONNECTORS 1x 20+4 PIN (350mm)
1x 4+4 PIN EPS (450mm)
2x 6+2 PIN PCIe (350mm)
4x SATA (350 / 500 / 650 / 800mm)
3x 4 PIN Molex (350mm / 500 / 650mm)
1x 4 PIN Floppy Adapter (150mm)

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

SilverStone’s FX500 is priced at £109 which is pretty standard and in stock most of the time in the UK, EU and US.

DESIGN & FEATURES

The FX500 has black chassis and all black cables. There’s an included power switch, which is not present on other FlexATX power supplies, other than SilverStone’s own FX350-G. The cables are easy to manage and maneuver as we had no difficulty fitting everything inside a tiny 4L case.

NOISE

While the system is idle, the FX500 fan noise is less noticeable; comparable to the rest of the system, although not at all quiet. When under load, this FX500 will likely be the loudest component in your system. This is a byproduct of its small form factor, and fan choice.

TESTING

MOTHERBOARDGIGABYTE B550I AORUS PRO AX (paid link)
CPURyzen 5 5600X (paid link)
CPU COOLERNoctua NH-C14S (paid link)
GPU RTX 3060 Ti (paid link)
PSU SilverStone FX500 (paid link)
RAMCrucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz, CL16 (paid link)

FAN SWAP (NOCTUA)

Installing any of Noctua’s 40mm fans will put the FX500 at high risk of damaging / overheating as Noctua’s 40mm fans do not move enough air to keep the FX500 cool.

FAN SWAP (DELTA)

We found a compatible fan which is 40x15mm, and exceeds airflow specifications of the stock fan, while also being quieter. The Delta AFB0412HB is rated at 9.6 CFM and spins upto 7000 RPM.

Note: any modifications to the SilverStone FX500 power supply will void the warranty and may produce suboptimal performance.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

SOURCE(S)

silverstonetek.com

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