Date: February 6th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: XCLIO
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
The inside is a bit sparse when compared to some of the ultra high watt PSUs I've looked at lately, but this is to be expected. There seems to be some quality components here and an abundance of stamped-aluminum heatsinks should keep the Stablepower 460W running cool.
There wasn't much information about the fan or its maker on the web, but I can tell you from experience, it's big and quiet. Let's put this baby back together and get it installed.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION & TESTING
The Stablepower 460 is relatively small, as PSUs go these days. Users should have no trouble fitting it into a mid- or mini- tower chassis. While there are plenty of connectors for most installations, my board requires a floppy power connector, leaving no provision for a floppy drive. Speaking of which, the testbet I used for this install consisted of the following:
AMD Opteron 148 processor @ 2.7 GHz
DFI Lanparty UT nF4 SLI-DR motherboard
eVGA 7900 GS KO
OCZ 5002048ELGE-K (1024mb X 2) memory
Xclio Stablepower 460W PSU (model XS6000783)
Western Digital WD800 SATA hard drive
LG CDRW/DVD Combo drive
Testing consisted of monitoring voltages from the +3.3V, +5V, and +12V rails while running multiple passes of Prime95 and playing a few rounds of UT2004. Voltages were monitored with a digital multimeter. I was very impressed with the results, in light of the high demand of the components and the power-sensitive motherboard. Over several days of testing, including overclocks approaching 25%, rails were very stable and not one power issue reared its ugly head. Random checks with the multimeter throughout the testing period yielded the following results:
Even more impressive than its stability, was its silence. I can honestly say that the Stablepower 460W was silent throughout testing. The fan turned so slowly it was almost possible to read the hub label during operation! If this is their “low-end,” I can't wait to get my hands on one of their premium PSUs.