SilverStone ST50F-ESB 500W Power Supply Overview


[section_title title=Closer Look]Closer Look

Getting the ST50F-ESB out of the box and it’s mostly just black all-around except for this one side seen below. I would personally like to make a call to action against this as it seems all manufacturers do it. I really hate seeing this big info sticker on the side of the lower end power supplies these days and as if it is not bad enough we have to put up with the horribly cheap looking wires, we also have to endure this sticker upon first receiving them. I feel there is absolutely no point in this and it dampens the visual appearance of the power supply and while guaranteed it is not designed to be the focal point of any build, there is no need to put the nail in the coffin and seal it up. The way I see it, it is not needed on high-end modular power supplies so it is not needed on the smaller ones; give them a fighting chance of looking decent, remove the sticker and leave a company logo in its place.

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The bottom side of the PSU reveals the 120mm fan which has a SilverStone sticker in the middle and while this may not be in view 99% of the time, it is this small attention to detail that adds a nice touch to products.

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The back of the PSU features the input for the mains plug, an on/off button and nice big vented area to help keep temperatures down.

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The ST50F-ESB should feature enough to connectors to power up most builds requiring a power supply of its size, the connectors it has are:

 1 x 24 / 20-Pin motherboard connector(500mm)
1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(550mm)
1 x 8/6-Pin PCIE connector(500mm)
1 x 6-Pin PCIE connector(500mm / 150mm)
6 x SATA connector(”500mm / 150mm / 150mm” x 2)
3 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector (500mm / 150mm / 150mm)
1 x 4-Pin Floppy connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm / 150mm)

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