be quiet! 350w SFX Power PSU

Packaging & Appearance

Packaging & Appearance
In much the same style as be quiet's other PSU's, the SFX Power is presented in a plain black box accompanied with a grey gradient stripe down the right-hand side. The size of the box is obviously quite small and can roughly be compared to the dimensions of a Cornflakes box, albeit at almost half the height. Very little information is printed on the front of the box, with be quiet saving diagrams of the PSU's form factor, cables and rail distribution charts for the back. 
be quiet SFX Power 350w box be quiet SFX Power 350w box back
be quiet SFX Power 350w contents be quiet SFX Power 350w contents
Packaging is a bit on the sparse side with the unit receiving only a bubblewrap bag to protect it from rough hands of a courier. However the saving grace here is the unit is quite light and therefore doesn't inflict damage to its self under the force of its own weight. Other contents include a power cord, some cable ties, case screws and a manual. Basically everything needed to get you up and running.
be quiet SFX 300w Bottom be quiet SFX 350w Small
Being the first Small Form Factor PSU I've seen in the flesh, it really is amazing just how small the unit is. Even the fairly standard sized OCZ PSU (pictured above right) towers over the be quiet. The use of an 80mm fan does raise a few concerns in my head about just how quiet the unit will be when running at full load, especially when it looks like be quiet! could have probably squeezed in a 92mm fan to achieve a slightly more favourable CFM-Noise ratio. Obviously we'll find out soon enough.
be quiet! SFX 350w side be quiet
Unlike the shiny electroplated finish of the Dark Power Pro range, the SFX Power is presented in a plain matte black powdercoat. This is probably a good thing as I don't imagine that anyone looking to purchase a new PSU for their MicroATX PC would be remotely interested in its appearance. Never less, be quiet! have still added a small personal touch to the side of the unit by imprinting their own logo. 
be quiet! SFX 350w top be quiet SFX 350w rear
At the top of the unit is the obligatory specifications stickers which is mostly taken up by the rail output chart we saw back on the previous page. The front of the unit has the usual honeycomb meshed grill used on almost all modern ATX PSU's whereas the back is fairly void of anything other than a couple of barcode stickers and a small vented area above the cable outlet.
Now let's move to the next page where we check out what cables are included and the innards of the unit.
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Most Recent Comments

22-09-2009, 13:22:50

Very nice unit that, the size of it is great, whilst performance is sitll good. Looks nice as usual too!

Shame it's noisy at full load, but for the applications it's aimed at, will it ever reach full load?Quote

22-09-2009, 13:43:55

My initial thoughts were that they've done really well to get it so small, but it's a shame about the noise. Then exactly like Peter I wondered how likely it is for a HTPC system to hit full load.

Depends on if you use it for Bluray playback (thus a beefy CPU) or not I guess.Quote

22-09-2009, 14:37:59

Perfect timing.

Need a HTPC PSU as my relative's HTPC PSU just busted!

Gotta love OC3D.Quote

22-09-2009, 15:14:49

Originally Posted by name='zak4994'
Perfect timing.

Need a HTPC PSU as my relative's HTPC PSU just busted!

Gotta love OC3D.
Glad to be of service

@Peter/VB, yeah I doubt in most systems it will come close to 350w so the high load noise won't really be too much of an issue. But on the other hand I do have a Q6600 HTPC with a HD4850 and 3x1TB HDD's, so I might give it a slightly hard time Quote

22-09-2009, 15:15:40

Just wanna make sure before I order, will this fit in an HP Slimline PC?

Don't wanna thread hijack. lolQuote

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