Silverstone Strider 600w ST60F Modular PSU

Connectors

Connectors

Modular power supplies have a bit of a bad reputation for problems with their modular connectors and lack of cables. Will the ST60F suffer from the same issues? Lets take a look...

Silverstone ST60F Cables Silverstone ST60F Cables

All cables on the ST60F are sleeved in black mesh right up to the first connector. The sleeving job is very professional, with sticky tape being used to hold the mesh in place rather than the usual cable ties. The end of each connector is then finished off with black shrink-wrap to produce a professional looking finish.

Some of the earlier ST60F units suffered with a problem regarding the softness of the plastic used in the molex plugs. This allowed for the plugs to be accidentally plugged in to the unit up the wrong way resulting in the voltage provided to your components being reversed (not good). Thankfully this issue has now been resolved, and the plastic used on the molex plugs with the newer units is much harder, and thus almost impossible to plug into the unit incorrectly.

Silverstone ST60F Cables Silverstone ST60F Cables

Interestingly, the ST60F also comes with two cables capable of turning the ST60F into a Quad-SLI PSU. Unfortunately this idea is quite poorly executed and requires all four of the modular molex connectors on the PSU to operate. This means that you will not be able to plug in ANY of the molex based modular cables if you wish to utilise Quad-SLI. However, to ease the pain slightly, Silverstone have added a single molex connector to the end of each PCI-E connector so that you're not totally without any molex based power.

Silverstone ST60F ATX Silverstone ST60F P412v

As with most modern Power Supplies, the ATX connector can be split or joined together to form either a 20-Pin or 24-Pin connector. The ST60F comes with both 4-Pin P412V and 8-Pin EPS12v, and as the entire PSU is modular - you can remove whichever connector is not required.

ATX P412V PCI-E

Molex SATA Floppy

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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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