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Sentey Golden Steel Power 850W Power Supply Review

paulktreg    -   June 9, 2011
Category: Power Supplies
Price: $159.99
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Introduction:

Sentey isn't a brand that immediately springs to mind, but perhaps things are about to change? The company's main manufacturing plant is based in Shenzen, China, with headquarters in Florida, USA, and an operations center in Walnut, California, along with new distribution centers in Latin America. Sentey was created with the goal of providing high end computing products that meet the need of the computer enthusiast.

Many of you may never have heard of Sentey, but its products are now available on a popular North American Internet-based computer parts supplier. Its website product portfolio includes what are now a range of very dated graphics cards, computer enclosures, a small range of 80mm and 120mm fans, and a range of power supplies. This time around, OCC is going to take a look at one of its power supply offerings. The Sentey Golden Steel Power 850W power supply is a modular unit with 80 Plus Gold rating for efficiency, flat modular cables, and a very respectable seven year warranty. Let’s have a closer look and see how well it performs.

Closer Look:

The gloss packaging of the Sentey Golden Power 850W power supply uses black, white and gold as its theme. The top of the box shows the Sentey "Building Dreams" logo, a photograph of the power supply, a stickered model number and wattage, 80 Plus Gold and 7 year warranty logos, and various features. The underside of the box contains the feature list in three different languages, connector types, and quantities and conformance marks. This box, because of the stickered model number on the top and connector table for four different models, is obviously used for the entire power supply series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The front face has a convenient carry handle, while the opposite face repeats much of the information already provided.

 

 

One side panel again repeats the information already given and on the opposite face is the specification table for the four power supplies in the series.

 

 

Lift the lid and there’s a layer of white foam to protect the top of the power supply. The power supply user manual sits on top of the plastic bag-enclosed power supply, with the modular cable bag, captive cables and power cord stored neatly at its side.

 

 

The power supply along with the full box contents, which includes a modular cable bag, user manual, power cord, and thumb screws for mounting.

 

 

The Sentey Golden Power 850W power supply has foam protection where it’s needed and includes a basic, but perfectly adequate set of accessories. Let’s move on and have a closer look.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Power Supply)
  3. Specification & Features
  4. Testing: DC Voltage Load Regulation
  5. Testing: Efficiency, Power Factor & DC Quality
  6. Testing: Temperature, Noise Level & Fan Speed
  7. Conclusion
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