SilverStone SX1000R Review

SilverStone SX1000R is an SFX12V 4.0 version of the SX1000 v1.1. It uses the SFX-L form factor and released Q3 2023, priced around US$300.

SPECIFICATIONS

MODELSST-SX1000-LPT
FORM FACTORSFX-L
CERTIFICATIONPlatinum (Cybenetics)
DIMENSIONSL:130 x W:125 x H:63.5mm (134.7mm in length including power connectors)
RATING1000W continues power output
OPERATING TEMPERATURE 0°C ~ 50°C
SAFETY Over Current Protection
Over Power Protection (110~150%)
Over Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Over Temperature Protection
COOLING120mm Dual Ball Bearing Fan
NOISE 40~45dBA at 1000W Load (Semi-Passive upto 250W)
CONNECTORS1x 24-PIN + 4-PIN
4x 8-PIN EPS / PCIe
1x 12+4-PIN 12VHPWR
3x 6-PIN Peripheral / SATA
CABLES1x 24 / 20-PIN (300mm)
2x 4+4-PIN EPS (400mm)
1x 12+4-PIN 12VHPWR (400mm)
2x Dual 8 / 6-PIN PCIe (400, 150mm)
2x Quad SATA cables (300, 200, 100, 100mm)
3x 4-PIN Molex (300, 200, 200mm) + 4-PIN Floppy (100mm) C13
Power Cord (included)
MODULARY

CABLES

SX1000R uses the same rigid ribbon stule cables as SX1000. These are fairly common place with power supplies.

The individual cables can be split/separated from each other, then cable tied, which makes them little easier to manage.

NOISE

SX1000R is semi-passive upto 250W and remains around 20~25(dbA), with 970RPM fan speed under 700W load. The fan becomes progressively louder between 700~1000W. The fan noise is noticable, but not overly loud. There is also noticable fan motor noise coming from the dual ball bearing fan.

TEST SYSTEM

CASEFractal Ridge (paid link)
MOTHERBOARDRog Strix B650E-I Gaming WiFi (paid links)
CPUR7 7800X3D (paid link)
CPU COOLERThermalright AXP120-X67 + NF-A12x15 (paid links)
GPUGigabyte RX 6900XT Gaming OC (paid link)
PSU SilverStone SX1000R (paid link)
RAM32GB TeamGroup Vulcan DDR5, 6000MHz, CL38 (paid link)
STORAGE1TB + 2TB NVME (paid links)

CONCLUSIONS

The SX1000R features the same protruding connector ports as the original SX1000, first released in 2020. The protruding connector ports increases the overall length of SX1000R by roughly 5mm.

SilverStone opted to include 2x dual 6+2-PIN PCIe cables and 2x 8-PIN EPS. Ideally 3x single 6+2-PIN PCIe cables + 1x 8-PIN EPS should be be included for those with non-12VHPWR graphics cards.

There have only been minor changes from SX1000 v1.1, making the SX1000R more or less, just a 12VHPWR refresh. We feel SilverStone tried to cover too many base’s with its choise of included cables vs. catering to the target audience. This may be need and not have approach.