Silverstone Strider 560w ST56F ATX PSU

Connectors

Connectors

It seems quite common for smaller power supplies not to be as well equipped in the connectors department as some of the larger units. However, the ST56F looks like it may well be an exception to this observation, so lets take a look...

Silverstone Cables Silverstone Cables

As with other Silverstone power supplies that I've reviewed, only the ATX, EPS12v, P412v and PCI-E connectors are sleeved. It would be nice to see the molex and sata cables also sleeved, as otherwise it looks like a bit of an unfinished job.

The ST56F actually comes with both 4-pin P4-12v and 8-Pin EPS12v connectors which I found a bit strange, considering most other power supplies either provide an 8-pin to 4-pin converter or allow the EPS12v connector to be snapped in half for use with P4-12v motherboards. This leads to a bit of extra clutter as motherboard only use one of these two connectors, thus meaning one of the cables will need to be tidied away somewhere.

Silverstone ATX

The ATX connector on the ST56F is native 24-pin. However, as you can see above, a small block of 4 connectors can be broken off to switch the connector to 20-pin, and thus make it compatible with older motherboards.

Connector Connector Connector

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With 4 SATA and 6 Molex plugs, the ST56F should have enough connectors to power the components in most systems without any problems.
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Most Recent Comments

25-05-2006, 10:29:34

JN
So you can't fit a PCP&C 1kw in your case, and the recently reviewed Silverstone Zeus 750w is just a bit too much out of your price range...well maybe it's time you checked out Silverstone's Strider range....

(ooh, and they've got adjustable pots )

Here

25-05-2006, 11:42:18

FarFarAway
Nice as usual Jim

Looks pretty solid. He likes his adjustable pots^

25-05-2006, 11:47:05

JN
Me lurfs adjustable pots
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