Silverstone Strider 600w ST60F Modular PSU

Appearance

Appearance

Measuring in at 150 x 86 x 180 (WxHxD), you may notice that the ST60F is slightly longer than the average PSU. This is mainly down to the extra circuitry required for the modular connections. It is also worth noting that the molex's for the modular connections add a further ~20mm to the length of the PSU.

Silverstone Strider ST60F Back Silverstone Strider ST60F Top

Keeping in theme with the rest of Silverstone's product line-up, the ST60F is sprayed in matt black 'no thrills' paint. Previous versions of the unit (with the 8a +12v4 rail) were galvanised, which makes it quite easy to see at a glance whether you have one of the newer units.

The top of the unit sports a 120mm fan placed slightly off centre to better cover the internal heatsinks. The fan (and your fingers) is protected with a painted black grill.

The back of the unit sports a honeycomb mesh for allowing air forced into the unit by the 120mm fan to exit out of your PC case. You may also notice that there is no 110/240v switch present on the back of the unit. This is because the ST60F, like many other modern PSU's is able to auto-detect the input voltage.

Silverstone ST60F Side Silverstone ST60F Side

As illustrated above, the side of the ST60F has a small cut-out with two adjustable potentiometers (pots) positioned just behind. Pot's can be used to adjust the voltage output of the rails on the power supply, and can come in handy when voltages droop outside of ATX specifications.

It's great to see that Silverstone has decided to make the pots easily accessible to the end user, as many other PSU's require you to open up the unit, thus voiding the manufacturers warranty.

Silverstone ST60F Modular Silverstone ST60F Modular

The front of the ST60F comes with a total of 11 connectors for plugging the provided modular cables into. This is significantly more than some of the other modular power supplies we've recently reviewed at OC3D. It's also good to see that Silverstone decided to make this unit 'fully modular' unlike other manufacturers that tend to hard-wire in the ATX connectors.

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Most Recent Comments

04-09-2006, 06:10:14

JN
"Having reviewed most of the modular PSU's available on the market, I thought it was about time I took a look at Silverstone's ST60F. Designed for SLI but also compatible with Quad SLI, how will this unit perform under our stress tests..."

Here

04-09-2006, 06:28:00

PV5150
Awesome review Jim. I've been ogling over mine since I got it I must admit though I was a little surprised at the rail stability results. Pricepoint here was impressive too though...I got mine for AUS$189 or around 75GBP. Well done, and thanks for the recommendation

04-09-2006, 08:05:26

mrapoc
still not as good as the zeus series then..i wish i could review like this lol

04-09-2006, 08:31:13

FragTek
Definately a pretty slick PSU for the price, but looks as if there might be a few places to look before finally settling with this. It might be the king for this class of modulars though, and Silverstone definately does modular right.

04-09-2006, 09:24:37

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Awesome review Jim. I've been ogling over mine since I got it I must admit though I was a little surprised at the rail stability results. Pricepoint here was impressive too though...I got mine for AUS$189 or around 75GBP. Well done, and thanks for the recommendation
Yeah i was surprised by the stability too considering the oversized internals.

Despite the fluctuation, the +12v rails stayed almost bang on 12.00v, so you cant really complain. It's just not as solid as the Zeus series tis all.

05-09-2006, 03:24:23

PV5150
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='XMS'
Despite the fluctuation, the +12v rails stayed almost bang on 12.00v, so you cant really complain. It's just not as solid as the Zeus series tis all.
Yeppers agreed, it's still a great little unit
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