Sharka Corporation specializes in quiet cooling and carries a ton of products to help keep your system quiet. The latest product that I have received from Sharka is this True Silent 450w power supply which is titanium coated.
This power supply looks to be competing with some of the other “silent power supplies” on the market right now, such as the Zalman 400A-APF. This power supply features: true silent technology, case fan controlling connector, serial ATA HDD connector, gold plated connector pins, OVP (Over Voltage Protection), OCP (Over Current Protection), OTP (Over Temperature Protection), and SCP (Short Circuit Protection). All of these features sound great but lets see what the power supply really stands up against the competition.
The power supply comes inside of a shrink wrapped box with a picture of the power supply and some other information. The power supply comes with a 3 year warranty which is longer than I have ever kept a power supply. On side of the box are some of the features and a graph to show the difference in dB during operation. One thing I found a little amusing was that on the features list they wrote “Fold Plated connector Pin” when it should have read “Gold plated connector pins.”
When I first took this power supply out of the bubble wrap that it came packaged in I was quite surprised to see how reflective it was. As you can see the titanium coating does a really good job making the exterior of the power supply look really nice. The side of the power supply has the standard sticker on it with the power supplies specifications and warnings. You can see also to the very left of the picture that the warrantee sticker is still in tact.
Again from the picture of the top of the power supply you can see that it is very reflective and looks really nice. This is the first power supply I have seen this reflective and with a titanium coating which I think more companies should think about using. The back of the power supply has a on/off toggle switch, a 110v/220v toggle switch, plug, and 80mm fan which hopefully is actually silent.
I unscrewed the four screws from the bottom of the power supply to see how the inside of this unit looked. I am quite impressed with the inside layout because of the fact that there is a good sided heatsink and it looks to be controlled by the blue PCB electronics on the side of the power supply. There is also an extra fan header within the power supply so if in the future you want to make this a dual fan power supply you can plug it into it directly.
The first thing I noticed about the cables on this power supply is that they are a really good length. With a lot of power supplies the cables are either too long or not long enough. This power supply cables are a good length and have eight Molex, two berg, one auxiliary, one 12v, and one ATX power connector(s). Along with the standard plugs this power supply also comes with three Molex connectors which are for case fans only. I really like this feature because your normal Molex connectors will not be wasted on fans which is a huge benefit if you have a lot of hardware.
This power supply is also SATA ready and comes with one Molex to SATA adapter so that you dont have to use one that comes with your motherboard and dont have to go out and buy one. As you can also see from the second picture the pins within the connectors are gold plated which means the electricity will be transferred better and with less interference.
Though this may not make any noticeable or any difference whatsoever I like the fact that this feature was added because it shows that the manufacturer wanted the highest quality power supply designed.