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Rosewill Tachyon 550W & Silentnight 500W Review

The packaging of the Silentnight is nearly identical to that of the Tachyon; simple and straightforward, with only a picture of the power supply being be major attraction of the theme. Once again, only the very basic features of the unit are being displayed on the front side of the box. Information on the unit's features and specifications have been printed on the rear side of the packaging.

The Silentnight can be found in the middle of the packaging, sandwiched between polyethylene foam pieces and wrapped inside a nylon bag. The bundled items can be found placed on either side of the power supply.

Once again, the bundle of the Silentnight 500W unit is too basic considering the kind of users this power supply is being marketed at. There is only a basic user's manual, some black mounting screws and thumbscrews, a few simple cable ties and a typical A/C power cable. Once again, the modular cables are supplied inside a nylon pouch. It is interesting to note however that these are black "flat" cables, without sleeving, unlike the common sleeved cables which the Tachyon uses.. Including the hardwired cables, this power supply offers the following number of connectors:

Native cables

1x 20+4-Pin Main Connector

1x 4+4-Pin ATX12V/EPS12V Connector

2x 6+2-Pin PCI-E Connector

Modular cables

2x 6+2-Pin PCI-E Connector

5x 4-Pin Peripheral Connector

6x 5-Pin SATA Connector

1x 4-Pin Floppy Connector

It is very interesting to note that the Silentnight 500W unit has two more PCI-E connectors than the Tachyon 550W unit, despite its lower power capacity!

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