Silverstone Strider 560w ST56F ATX PSU
Published: 23rd May 2006 | Source: Silverstone | Price: |Introduction
After recently reviewing some of the most monstrous power supplies in the market, namely the Silverstone Zeus 750w and the PCP&C Turbo-Cool 1kw, I thought it was about time I put my feet firmly back on the ground and reviewed some more 'modest' power supplies for the user on a bit of a tighter budget.
Today I'll be looking at the Strider 560w power supply from Silverstone. With Dual Rails and a standard ATX size which should fit any case, including most HTPC/M-ATX machines, will it have the power to complete the package?
It's good so see that Silverstone are continuing their professionally styled packaging across their entire power supply range. The packaging makes it easy to pick out Silverstone products among the other brands, and the unit's specifications are clearly visible on all sides of the box.
- ST56F Manual
- Power Cord
- 4x Black ATX Screws
- 1x Power Supply
I was disappointed to see that Silverstone didn't include a sheet explaining the rail layout of the unit as they did with the previously reviewed Zeus 750w model. However, as the unit only has 2 rails, I would hazard a guess that +12v1 is responsible for Motherboard/Molex power, and +12v2 is responsible for PCI-E cards.
The power supply is protected from scratches by a clear plastic bag, but no other padding to protect the unit from larger knocks was included. This may be a problem if the power supply experiences some rough handling from a courier, but I'm pleased to say that my unit arrived in pristine condition.