Date: September 20th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: SinTek Industries
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PRODUCT FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
SinTek posts some pretty impressive specifications on their website. Current output on all rails is good and it's refreshing to see SinTek rate their PSU at a reasonable temperature. Some manufacturers rate their products' peak wattage at a ridiculously low temperature that could never be attained inside a running computer. Other features of the SinTek500 SLI power supply include:
SinTek ™ Active PFC: Increases voltage stabilization and power supply efficiencies.
DUAL FAN CONTROL KNOB:
Take control of your power supply's fans! Whether you want extreme silence or all out high RPM performance, SinTek™ gives you that choice! SinTek Power Supplies also 'actively' regulates its fan speed. If the user places the fan control knob to ultra silent, lowering the fan speed - The SinTek Power Supply will increase the fan speed just enough to maintain its stability, while being quiet.
SinTek ™ MODULAR CABLING: SinTek™ gives you the power to connect only what you need! Each cable was created specifically for SinTek™ Power Supplies, you get extreme voltage for all your computing needs.
SinTek ™ VOLTAGE KNOBS: The SinTek SLI™ Series comes complete with PCI Express Overclocking ability as well as Memory Overclocking knobs for the most demanding computer gaming systems! No need to purchase expensive overclocking equipment to get the best out of your system. Our voltage knobs have a 5% regulation in which the voltage can be raised or lowered within an estimated 5%, keeping your computer components safe within its boundary. Its also includes over voltage protection and under voltage protection features.
SinTek ™ TEMPERATURE LCD DISPLAY: Every SinTek SLI™ Series Power Supply gives you the ability of viewing your power supplies temperature which allows you to view the cooling performance of your power supply.
SinTek ™ DUAL PCI EXPRESS CABLES: Every SinTek SLI Series Power Supply comes equipped with 2 PCI-E cables! Giving you every advantage of today's technology.
SinTek ™ SERIAL ATA CABLES (SATA): Our power supply gives you an unprecedented 6 SATA connections! The SinTek SLI Series Power Supply is ready for the most demanding RAID System.
SinTek ™ MOLEX CONNECTIONS: We give you the ability to expand beyond your wildest dreams! By giving you the ability to connect up to 6 peripherals!
SinTek ™ 24/20 PIN BTX/ATX POWER: Why deal with ugly 24pin or 20pin adapters that get in the way? Our power supplies come equipped with a SinTek 24/20 pin connection that can transform from 24pin to 20pin on the fly!
***ALL POWER SUPPLIES ARE INTEL/AMD READY.
***ALL POWER SUPPLIES ARE MOTHERBOARD 2.0 COMPLIANT.
(The specifications and features listed above were taken from the SinTek website.)
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL
Sintek packages the 500 SLI in a sturdy, attractive cardboard box with pictorial illustrations of some of its features. The PSU is approved by ATI for use with their CrossFire technology and carries a five-year warranty.
The rear of the box illustrates more features of the 500 SLI and includes a specification chart.