SilverStone Element ST50EF-Plus 500 W Power Supply Review
19 August 2009
Summary: SilverStone Element ST50EF-Plus is a decent mainstream 500 W power supply that can really deliver its labeled power at 50° C, providing a decent efficiency between 82.8% and 83.7% if you pull between 200 W and 300 W from it. At full load, however, efficiency was below 80%. It is very important to remind that our tests are tougher than the ones promoted by the 80 Plus organization, which test power supplies at a room temperature of only 23° C, a temperature impossible to...
Excerpt: Today we're having a look at SilverStone's 500W "80 Plus" power supply offering, from their "Element Series," the ST50EF-PLUS. The ST50EF-PLUS is a 500W power supply with active PFC, dual 12V rails, dual PCI-e connectors, a 120MM fan and... supposedly... 80% plus efficiency.