Silverstone Strider 600w ST60F Modular PSU

Conclusion

Conclusion

The Silverstone Strider 600w ST60F is a great unit with desirable features such as adjustable rails and a fully modular cabling system. Selling for just under £90 over at SpecialTech, the ST60F is slightly cheaper than most of the other high-end 600w modular PSU's on the market.

These excellent qualities are only let down by its mediocre performance in the voltage stability tests, which in realistic terms are highly unlikely to cause an problems - but fall short of the results we've obtained from other Silverstone units in the past.

The measured efficiency of the unit is slightly higher than the figures given by Silverstone which is a bonus, however most modern power supplies including modular units from other manufacturers have managed at least 80% efficiency and it would be nice to see a revised version of this power supply designed with high efficiency in mind.


Pro's
+ Fully modular cabling system
+ Plenty of connectors
+ Adjustable rails
+ Professionally sleeved

Con's
- Rail stability not as good as other Silverstone PSU's.
- Efficiency not on par with previously tested units.


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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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