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INSIDE THE SILENT PRO M2 720W
The casing is a clamshell design made of sturdy steel sheeting, with good fit
The big rectangular cross section heatsink fins are very familar:
I know them to be the type used by Enhance
Electronics, the most likely manufacturer of this PSU. The 135mm
fan has good geometry for low tonality the blades' trailing edges
are more or less perpendicular to the four struts.
The fan is made by Young Lin Tech, whose site tells us the specs: 12V,
0.2A, 2.4W, 1500RPM, 34.44dBA, 78.13CFM. It should not be a screamer,
based on those numbers.
The internal layout is roomy in comparison with recent higher efficiency
PSUs, and the heatsinks are big enough to seem retro. All the good PSUs
had similarly big heatsinks just a few years ago, but increased efficiency
has made them less necessary now.
The big caps are Matsushita/Panasonic 270uF, 420V, 105°C. Most
of the smaller caps are Teapo, also 105°C
The detachable output cables are flat data-style and just long enough for cases
with bottom PSU placement, which puts the main ATX and AUX12V connectors on
the motherboard farther away.
1 - Main ATX 20/24-pin connector, 55cm
1 - 4/8-pin + 8-pin AUX12V connectors, 60cm
2 - 6+2-pin connector and 8-pin connector for video card, 72cm
2 - 3x SATA power connectors, 70cm
1 - 3x SATA power connectors, 94cm
1 - 3x 4-pin Molex power connectors, 70cm
1 - 2x 4-pin Molex and a floppy drive power connectors 95cm
The graphics card power cables are a bit troublesome: The combination of a
6+2-pin connector and 8-pin connector is impractical. Most graphics cards use
two 6-pin connectors, in which case both power cables must be used to power
just one PCIe card. It is possible to cut the plastic bit which makes it possible
to insert the 8-pin plug into a 6-pin socket, but why should the user have to
make such a modification?
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