Overview

The SilverStone NJ700 packaging is looking just like what we have come to expect from SilverStone of late right down to the color combo. The front of the package has an image of the NJ700 as well as the 80 Plus Platinum seal. When we check the 80 Plus website, we see this unit listed so we will see how it does in that regard a bit later.

The rear of the packaging is just about the polar opposite of the front. Here we find tons of advertising about features, components, and performance. We also find the power label (reproduced below) and the connector count (reproduced below). The side of the package looks very busy, but all of the advertising found here is replicated from the front or the rear of the package as well.

SilverStone NJ700 700W Fanless Power Supply Warranty Length Website Screenshot

Lastly, according to the SilverStone website the NJ700 carries a 5-year warranty in every market except for North America where, at the time of writing, no warranty is listed. So, perhaps it defaults to the 1-year basic warranty?

SilverStone NJ700 700W Fanless Power Supply Connector Types
SilverStone NJ700 700W Fanless Power Supply Wattage and Max Output

The NJ700 is advertised as being a single 12v rail power supply with a capacity up to 58A (or ~99% of the unit’s capacity) if necessary. The minor rails (5v and 3.3v) have a capacity of 20A each and the combined capacity of those two rails is 100W. Combined with these outputs, we find that this unit has 4 PCIe connectors, 12 SATA connectors, and 6 Molex connectors.

Once we open the SilverStone NJ700 packaging we find the power supply, mounting screws, modular cables, the power cord, Velcro ties, and the user manuals. The user manuals cover just this model currently over 70 pages in 12 languages. As usual, SilverStone provides some of the most complete documentation out there with the only real gripe being about the warranty information disclosure being that we have to look somewhere else. Let’s move on to the unit itself now.

Paul Johnson

Paul is a long time PC hobbyist and tech enthusiast having gotten his start when he broke his first C64 quickly followed by breaking his first IBM XT. Most notably however, for 12 years, he served as the...

Join the Conversation

14 Comments

  1. Good review. I think for me, once you mention Seasonic the rest is pretty well known. I hope they keep it up and other OEMs take note.
  2. WHATS OPP ON THIS? :ROFLMAO:


    Batman-Slapping-Robin-Meme-Explained.jpg

    I don’t want to have to get the load tester repaired any more than neccesary.

  3. haha I’m just busting chops.

    I gotcha. But, destructive testing of a power supply results in unexpected events. Each time I have to get the load tester repaired and recalibrated and certified it starts a $2k. So, not something I like to do.

  4. I gotcha. But, destructive testing of a power supply results in unexpected events. Each time I have to get the load tester repaired and recalibrated and certified it starts a $2k. So, not something I like to do.

    Well, in my opinion, OPP testing should not be destructive. Unless the PSU is malfunctioning or you just really wanted it to be and juiced it hard (like 480V 3p).

    Hitting a PSU with some overload, 125-150%, shouldn’t cause it to explode and should gracefully trigger OPP. Most of our industrial tests are to 150% of rated.

  5. Well, in my opinion, OPP testing should not be destructive. Unless the PSU is malfunctioning or you just really wanted it to be and juiced it hard (like 480V 3p).

    Hitting a PSU with some overload, 125-150%, shouldn’t cause it to explode and should gracefully trigger OPP. Most of our industrial tests are to 150% of rated.

    But, like I said before, there is not a spec. And without some sort of definition we have no idea where it is and where a catastrophic load will happen. So, until it is defined somewhere we can’t do a legitimate test for it.

  6. But, like I said before, there is not a spec. And without some sort of definition we have no idea where it is and where a catastrophic load will happen. So, until it is defined somewhere we can’t do a legitimate test for it.

    Ask the manufacturer, if they advertise the feature, it has a setpoint.

    That, or treat it like overclocking and just step it up slowly.

  7. Ask the manufacturer, if they advertise the feature, it has a setpoint.

    That, or treat it like overclocking and just step it up slowly.

    This is on the list of expensive things I’d like to see.

    Just note that they’re expensive, and as @Paul_Johnson notes above, prohibitively so.

    I’ll also say for the sake of perspective – while you want to know how a PSU behaves close to its limit, that’s your ‘reserve’. You’d usually want to leave say a 20% or more bit of ‘on paper’ headroom. Base your estimates on how hard you want to push the system and what components you expect, and add up the power draw, then leave some headroom above that.

    If you’re pushing a PSU close to its limit, you’ve made a.. miscalculation somewhere along the line :).

  8. Ask the manufacturer, if they advertise the feature, it has a setpoint.

    That, or treat it like overclocking and just step it up slowly.

    Well see, that is the problem. Most of the "manufacturers" are not manufacturers and don’t know (though SilverStone is not one of those that does not know). Also, I would have to have not just what they set it to but how they designed the protection. Then write a specific test for each and every unit that caters to their exact design. That means there would be no standardization to be able to compare units to. And without some sort of standardized definition we have no idea where a catastrophic load will happen. So, until it is defined somewhere we can’t do a legitimate test for it.

  9. What? You don’t like ground dwelling birds for your power supplies?

    Birds wouldn’t have been my first choice, but knowing that it is a bird name makes a lot more sense than some sort of jar one uses at night.

    My mind was drawn in the direction of chamber pots!

  10. My mind was drawn in the direction of chamber pots!

    Somehow – I blame Hunger Games – the name pattern sounded like a bird name. But like so many other names that are nominally English coming from countries where it isn’t a first language, I pretty much just accept stuff as it comes. I read plenty a pre-2000 motherboard manual too.

    So ‘chamber pot’ is fair game, IMO!

    On the other hand, with Gigabyte’s fiery ordeal still shaking out and questions on how such occurrences might be prevented, the ‘fanless’ nature of this Silverstone unit just now caught my eye.

Leave a comment