Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w PSU

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging

Considering the Silver Power series of PSU's are designed with price as a primary concern it would be foolish to expect anything more than the basics in the packaging department. For those of us looking for a truly awesome bundle of goodies with their next PSU purchase, the Tagan Easycon 700w certainly fits the bill with its leather box and modular cabling system.

Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Box Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Box

Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Box Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Box

As expected, the Blue Lightning comes in an average sized, double walled cardboard box printed with some funky multi-coloured light effects. The back and side of the box provide detailed information on the features of the unit, its warranty (24 months) and a table of the power distribution among its rails.

Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Box Open Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Contents

Opening the box we can see that Silver Power have chosen to protect the PSU from minor knocks and scrapes with a plastic bag. In my opinion a bubble-wrap bag would have provided the unit with slightly more protection, but in Silver Power's defence the unit arrived in pristine condition.

Nothing but the very bare essentials are included with the unit. There's no power lead, no screws and no extra's such as cable ties. Just the power supply and a manual.


Appearance

For a 600w unit priced under £60, I certainly wasn't expecting anything fancy in the appearance department. After all, many power supplies from other manufacturers that are priced at almost twice this don't give us anything more interesting than the bog standard black powder coat finish to talk about.

Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Bottom Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Back

Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Side Silver Power Blue Lightning 600w Front

However, Silver Power have pulled out all stops and have given the Blue Lightning unit a coat of gunmetal grey paint. It looks very much like the electroplated coating used by some other manufacturers, but is slightly more prone to chipping.

The cooling layout is fairly standard, with a 120mm fan in the bottom of the unit, designed do draw air from the inside of the PC case, up into the PSU, over the internal heatsinks and out the back of the unit via the mesh grill. Around the front of the unit are 6 small grills that provide the components with extra ventilation.
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04-05-2007, 13:34:54

BloomerzUK
Can't go the page 2.. assuming there is one..Quote

04-05-2007, 13:36:56

JN
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Originally Posted by name='BloomerzUK'
Can't go the page 2.. assuming there is one..
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04-05-2007, 13:57:38

FarFarAway
Looks pretty damn fine to me tbhQuote

04-05-2007, 14:06:35

ionicle
woah

thats damn good for the price!Quote

09-05-2007, 12:56:38

llwyd
Just got around to reading this. I am very impressed, will be looking at one of these (or the next model) when it comes to upgrade without a doubt.

also the link to the forums at the end is dead mate.Quote
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