Silverstone Strider 600w ST60F Modular PSU

Looking Inside

Looking Inside

As with all power supplies that pass through Overclock3D, I'll be taking a look inside the ST60F. By doing this I should be able to get a good idea of the overall build quality of the unit and how it is likely to perform in our tests.

Silverstone ST60F Inside Silverstone ST60F Inside

On opening up the ST60F I was pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of components contained within. The capacitors and other circuitry seemed over-sized for a unit rated at 600w (which is a good thing), and the large aluminium heatsinks were clearly designed with optimal airflow in mind.

Silverstone ST60F Pots

In the image above we can see the circuit board containing the adjustable potentiometers mentioned earlier in the review. There are a total of 3 pots, but strangely only one of these has any affect on the voltages. With a screw driver in one hand and a multimeter in the other, I set out to find the maximum and minimum voltages selectable. The results can be seen below:

+3.3v: 3.37v - 3.37v (no change)
+5.0v: 4.98v - 5.6v
+12v: 11.86v - 13.5v


Silverstone ST60F Fan Silverstone ST60F Fan

The 120mm fan cooling the unit is manufactured by ADDA (Model: AD1212HS-A71GL). At 12v the fan spins at 2200rpm and pushes 85.2cfm at a noise level of 39.1dBA.

Luckily the ST60F makes use of a temperature based fan controller, which keeps the fan noise levels down when the unit is idle or under moderate load.

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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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