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Rosewill SilentNight 500 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: November 9, 2012
Page: 1 of 11
Introduction
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The Rosewill SilentNight 500 W is a fanless power supply with the 80 Plus Platinum certification, targeted to users building a quiet computer. It also comes with a modular cabling system. Let’s see how this new release fared on our tests.

The Rosewill SilentNight 500 W is a rebranded Super Flower SF-500P14FG

Rosewill SilentNight 500w
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 Figure 1: Rosewill SilentNight 500 W power supply

 Rosewill SilentNight 500w
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Figure 2: Rosewill SilentNight 500 W power supply


The Rosewill SilentNight 500 W is 6.7” (170 mm) deep.

The modular cabling system from this power supply has four connectors and can be used by any type of cable. Three cables come permanently attached to the power supply. These cables are protected with nylon sleeves, which come from inside the unit. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 22.4” (57 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 26” (66 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two six/eight-pin connectors for video cards, 21.2” (54 cm) to the first connector, 5.1” (13 cm) between connectors, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two six/eight-pin connectors for video cards, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.1” (13 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with four SATA power connectors, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.1” (13 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with two SATA and two peripheral power connectors, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.1” (13 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with three peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.1” (13 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system

All wires are 18 AWG, which is the minimum recommended gauge, except for the +12 V (yellow) and ground (black) wires used on the ATX12V/EPS12V and main motherboard cables, which are thicker (16 AWG).

The number of connectors is outstanding for a 500 W power supply.

Rosewill SilentNight 500w
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 Figure 3: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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