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Rosewill Tachyon 550W & Silentnight 500W Review

A first look at the Silentnight reveals the greatest feature of this product; the power supply is entirely fanless, with the entire bottom side of the unit having been replaced by a large aluminum heatsink. The entire chassis is sprayed with a matte black paint and every side of the steel body is perforated, allowing passive ventilation to handle some of the heat generated by the unit.

There are no stickers on the sides of the Silentnight, as they are entirely perforated. Passive ventilation due to the air temperature changes should provide enough cooling to both the active and passive components of this power supply.

Only the top side of the Silentnight is not perforated and is where Rosewill placed the sticker with the electrical specifications and certifications of this power supply. Strangely, the sticker indicating two of Rosewill's patents is missing.

As with all of the other sides, the rear side of the Silentnight is also perforated. Without forced airflow however it is unlikely that the bulk of the heat will escape to the outside of the case; in all likelihood, most of the heat will be released inside the system.

The front of the Silentnight is also partially perforated but also holds the four connectors for the modular cables. The connectors are covered with rubber caps and, once again, each connector is compatible with any of the modular cables.

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