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We all know that reliable power supplies are a must when building a system. Beefy power supplies, however, are not necessities, but a commodity. There is no reason why you should use a 600W power supply in an average computer system. 400W of power from a reliable provider is more than enough, that is if you are not overclocking. So when does a 600W+ power supply become useful? A fully stacked server, high end gaming machine, or an overclocked rig will definitely need a robust power supply. It is quite surprising how much power the CPU and GPU can eat up after some voltage increase and overclocking.
SilverStone is slowly gaining reputation as a solid power supply provider. Our previous encounter with their 520W solution was more than satisfactory and should be able to handle everything you throw at it. SilverStone certainly did not stop there. Their current flagship is 130W more beefier than the ST52F, resulting with a 650W rating.