Silverstone Strider 750w ST75F PSU
As with all power supplies that pass through Overclock3D, I'll be taking a look inside the Strider. 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.
It will also be interesting to see exactly what has changed between the ST60F and ST75F models.
Open up the ST75F and at a quick glance you'd be forgiven for thinking that the insides are an exact mirror of the ST60F's
. From the images above we can see that Silverstone have used the same over-sized aluminium heatsinks as in the ST60F, but several changes have been made to the essential components. Most notable has to be the increase in size of the wire-wound coils and the gauge of the copper wire. Another visible change is the replacement of the large yellow capacitor with a higher quality black one.
All of these changes will hopefully improve the performance of the unit, but we'll find out for sure in the testing over the next page.
Above we can see the circuit board containing the adjustable potentiometers mentioned earlier in the review. These pots are capable of adjusting the voltage on the ST75F's rails by around +/- 0.6v - but hopefully they won't be needed!
The 120mm fan cooling the ST75F is manufactured by ADDA (Model: AD1212HS-A71GL). At 12v the fan spins at 2200rpm and pushes 85.2cfm with a noise level of 39.1dBA. This is the very same fan used inside the ST60F, so noise output results should be very similar.
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