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Computex: SilverStone 1st modular SFX PSU, goes extreme on high-end

There’s no doubt that cases and power supplies goes hand in hand and when there’s no solution on the market that fits your needs, then if you’re SilverStone, you go and make one.

In this case we’re talking about the first modular SFX PSU which is likely to be a massive hit with builders of mini-ITX systems.

SilverStone announced a range of new power supplies at Computex, ranging  from its very entry level 450W model with passive PFC intended for markets where some of its other models are considered too expensive, to its new ST55F-G and ST65F-G 550W and 650W 80 Plus Gold certified short depth models, all the way to its insane ZM1350 1.35kW PSU.

The most interesting of the new models is the ST45SF-G though, which is a compact SFX form factor model that delivers 450W while being 80 Plus Gold rated. What sets this model apart is the fact that it’s the first modular SFX PSU and it’s ideal for a wide range of mini-ITX chassis, as it’s powerful enough to handle high-end graphics cards thanks to a 37A 12V rail.

Being modular means that you can have a neat and tidy mini-ITX system without having to find a space to squeeze all those extra cables into.

The ZM1350 is part of SilverStone’s Zeus series and although it’s ‘only’ rated at 80 Plus Silver, this is one beast of a power supply. It features an internal switch that allows you to switch it between single and multi-rail.

At the back is another switch that allows you to either set the – for the size of power supply small 80mm fan – to thermal controller mode, or full blast. The ZM1350 is completely modular, including the ATX cable.

Kitguru says: Expect these new models to roll out over the next few weeks and months, although sadly we can’t provide you with pricing at this point in time.

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