Vantec Stealth 470w PSU Review

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Introduction

Vantec has come out with their first power supply and it is in a class by itself. These Stealth power supplies are designed to give you stable power with silence. This power supply is the first one that I have seen to have three fans inside, it also has a three-speed fan control switch to balance the cooling with noise while it generates power. Unlike traditional power supply, Vantec Stealth Power Supply designed with a lightweight black aluminum casing. Universal connectors fit most of branded motherboards, including AMD servers and Intel servers. Over usage protection functions ensure and stabilize your system so that you do not have any problems with your system.

  • 3 Speed Thermal Fan Control Switch
  • 3 Temperature Controlled Dual Ball Bearing Fans
  • Universal Connector Fits Most of Branded Mainboards
  • Additional AC Output For Peripheral
  • Lightweight Black Aluminum Casing
  • Electric-Shock-Free Protection
  • Over Voltage Protection
  • Over Current Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • ATX 12 V
  • Low Noise Level

The box of this power supply is pretty cool and is quite eye catching. If I were to go to the store looking for a PSU this would probably be the first to intrigue me. The top, bottom, and side of the box have a lot of specs and features of the power supply. It’s nice to see when companies take the time to make a box look nice rather than making it look like a cheap OEM product.

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The power supply comes with a few accessories: a power cord which is pretty standard, four screws to mount your power supply to your case, four zip ties so that you can make all of the wires neat when you get everything installed inside of your case and an ATX adapter. The reason that you get the adapter is because the connector coming out of the power supply has 24 pins which is used for server motherboards. Normal desktop motherboards use a 20 pin ATX connector so this adapter will make it possible to use this power supply when you are using a motherboard with a 20 pin ATX connector.

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When I first took this power supply out of the box I was very impressed, this power supply looks really cool. I really like the black aluminum casing for this power supply it’s a great change from the standard silver colored steel or aluminum. There are three 80mm fans in this power supply and all of them have clear fan blades on them so it looks very cool. There are two features on the back of this power supply which are very nice and that are very unique to this power supply. There is a 3 position switch which controls all three fans, you can choose low, medium, or high depending no how much noise and cooling you want. The other cool thing about this power supply is that it has a 3 prong plug so that you can plug your monitor, speakers, or even better your pump for your watercooling so that it will turn on when your computer does.


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This power supply has just about every plug imaginable for just about every motherboard. There is the standard 4-pin 12v plug, an auxiliary plug, and an 8-pin plug which is used on high end server motherboards. The power supply also has 9 4-pin Molex plugs and 3 berg plugs which are used for floppy drives. This power supply has a ton of connections for basically every motherboard on the market, so if you are looking to build a server this would make a great power supply for it.

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The side of the power supply has the specification sticker for the voltages, wattage, and amps for each model. I wanted to see what was inside this bad boy because a 470w power supply is no small deal. Inside the power supply I found two huge capacitors which were labeled 1200-2000uf. There are also 2 heatsinks within which will help cool down everything along with the three 80mm fans that are in there as well. This is the first power supply I have seen with 3 fans on it and should help in cooling your system because it will help pull out hot air.

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