Silverstone Strider 750w ST75F PSU
Published: 20th October 2006 | Source: Silverstone | Price: |Conclusion
Silverstone have taken the original ST60F modular PSU and improved it in the area needed most - performance. The ST75F not only has a total of 150w more power than it's predecessor, but also has extremely stable voltages across all rails and full support for Quad-SLI.
Efficiency has also been improved on the ST75F by around 5%, bring it up to just over 80%. This is much better than the efficiency of the ST60F, and will hopefully save you a bit of money on your energy bills!
The only issue that prevented me from giving this unit our "Editors Choice" award was the poor packaging. A couple of styrofoam inserts is all it would have taken to ensure no damage came to our sample unit. I hope that Silverstone will revise their packaging in the near future, as there is nothing worse than receiving damaged goods.
At present the ST75F is in limited supply here in the UK. Thankfully our friends over at Specialtech have managed to get their hands on some and are selling them for £95 - a very good price for a fully modular 750w power supply with the ST75F's qualities.
• Solid voltages under high loads.
• Greatly improved efficiency over ST60F.
• Fully modular cabling.
• Quad PCI-E connectors.
• Professional cable sleeving.
• Adjustable voltages.
• Poor packaging may cause cosmetic damage to unit.
In order for all reviews to remain fair and accurate, Overclock3D allows every manufacturer 24 hours to respond to any comments or issues brought up during the review. Silverstone have taken this opportunity to highlight the following points:
1. The fan controller for the ST75F is tuned to be quieter than ST60F because the efficiency is higher so not as hot as ST60F. The ST75F is about 2-4 dBA more silent.
2. The retail packaging on the ST75F is the same design as that used on the ST60F. We have received very few complaints regarding damage during shipping due to insufficient packaging.
3. The ST75F has stickers on its cables labelled with 12V1, 12V2, 12V3, 12V4. This is very useful to load the four 12V rails from the PSU like you need, and you can take in mind, to choose the rails to not overload one.
Thanks to Silverstone for providing this unit for review.
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