Author: Greg Baden
Our system includes the following:
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
Motherboard: ASRock 890FX Deluxe5
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz
Memory: 2x2GB Patriot Gseries DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Video Card: Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB
Installing the power supply is pretty easy, just simply secure the power supply to your case and attach up the necessary cables for your system.
With the Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W you also have to install the fan controller, which just requires you routing a few more cables to hook up your three fans and running a cable from the PSU to the fan controller.
Once you get all of your cables attached and the fan controller secured properly to the case then it’s pretty simple to use. The knobs are a little close to the fan controller, which can be a good or a bad thing. It’s a good thing in that it doesn’t stick out of your case, but it’s a bad thing because the knobs are hard to turn. Chances are you won’t be messing with the fan speeds that often, so this isn’t too much of a downer for the PSU. There’s also no real indicator to tell how much you’re adjusting your fan speed, so it’s kind of a guessing game until you get the hang of it. The middle switch allows you to change from auto to manual mode. Auto mode of course will adjust the fans as needed, while the manual allows you to turn up or down the PSU/system fans as necessary.