SilverStone SX1000 Review

SilverStone’s SX1000 is a fully modular 1000W SFX-L power supply with 80+ platinum rating. The SX1000 comes equipped with 3x PCIe ports, 2x EPS ports, 3x peripheral ports and 1x 24-PIN.


MODELSilverStone SX1000 v1.1
CERTIFICATION80+ Platinum & Platinum (Cybenetics)
DIMENSIONS130 x 125 x 63.5mm (L x W x H)
RATING1000W continues power output
SAFETY Over Current Protection
Over Power Protection (110~130%)
Over Voltage Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Over Temperature Protection
COOLING120mm Double Ball Bearing Fan at 12v, 0.45amps (Globe Fan B1201512HB)
NOISE 36 dB(A)
CONNECTORS 1x 24 / 20-PIN (300mm)
2x 8 / 4-PIN EPS (400mm)
3x 8 / 6 + 8 / 6-PIN PCIe (400mm)
3x 4-PIN Peripheral (300mm)
1x 4-PIN Floppy (100mm)


SX1000 uses large flat unsleeved cables. The 24-PIN cable is proprietary and includes sense cable/connector for better efficiency. Each of the three included 8-PIN PCIe cables include dual 6+2-PIN connectors.


The SX1000 features 0RPM upto 300W and outputs between 20~25dB(A) noise upto 700W. The stock fan produces noticable motor noise which is audible alongside the fan noise between 300~700W range. Noise output substantially increases above 700W with max output of 45dB(A) at 1000W. Noise testing data sourced from Cybenetics.


The SilverStone SX1000 (v1.1) uses 120x15mm Globe Fan at 12v, 0.45amp (model: B1201512HB) with 2-PIN mini fan header. Mainstream fans from Noctua, Thermalright, Scythe, ARCTIC will not spin-up, when paired with the SilverStone SX1000 due to lower ampage. This means aftermarket fan replacement for the SilverStone SX1000 will be difficult due to very uncommon fan amperage.


CASEOpen Testbench
MOTHERBOARDRog Strix B660-I Gaming WiFi
CPUIntel 12700K (paid link)
GPURX 6900XT (paid link)
PSU SilverStone SX1000 (paid link)
RAM32GB DDR5 (2x16GB), 6000MHz (paid link)