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Seasonic X-460 Fanless 460W 80Plus Gold Silent Powersupply Review

Seasonic X-460 Fanless 460W 80Plus Gold Silent Powersupply Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: In this review PCSTATS is testing out an entirely fanless, silent 460W power supply from Seasonic's modular "X" series. There aren't very many fanless power supplies on the market so this is a bit of a treat.
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External Mfg. Website: Seasonic Aug 09 2012   Max Page  
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Appearance and Physical Specifications

The top of the Seasonic X-460 Fanless is all honeycomb grill. Hot air exits the unit by convection airflow so this side of the power supply should be facing up and not blocked off or obstructed in any way. A warranty sticker covers one of the screw holes so if you open it you'll have voided the warranty in the process. The matte black finish looks great and isn't as prone to scratches and fingerprints as a shiny glossy finish.

The bottom side of the power supply provides all the electrical information you need, including the output of its 12V rails and overall power output. The unit serial number is printed here for warranty support.

The back of the X-460 Fanless power supply is pretty plain. There is a plug socket for the mains power cable and a hard power switch. The Seasonic X-460 Fanless doesn't need a 115/230V switch since it supports Active PFC. A honeycomb vent covers most of this side as well.

Also note that the screw holes for mounting this power supply in a case are doubled up so that it will always be possible to mount it with the top vent facing up. More honeycomb venting on the side panels.

The front side of the Seasonic X-460 Fanless has the modular cable jacks and a bit of honeycomb venting. A warning message reminds us to always install the power supply in the correct orientation. There is a split jack for the motherboard (M/B) main ATX power cable, three for peripherals like IDE/SATA cables, one jack for the auxiliary CPU power cord and one for the PCI Express power cable. The connectors are easy to engage/disengage, but removing the bottom row while the first is populated is a bit tricky for those with large fingers.

We'll look briefly at the cable bundles that are included along with the Seasonic X-460 in their very own carry case no less, next.

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Contents of Article: Seasonic SS-460FL
 Pg 1.  Seasonic X-460 Fanless 460W 80Plus Gold Silent Powersupply Review
 Pg 2.  — Appearance and Physical Specifications
 Pg 3.  Modular Cables and a Look Under the Cover
 Pg 4.  Power Draw Tests and Conclusions

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