Silverstone Strider 850w ST85F PSU
Published: 30th January 2007 | Source: Silverstone | Price: |Appearance
The ST85F is finished in a matt black lead-free paint and has a minimal amount of shine. As you can see from the image showing the top of the ST85F below, the sample unit I received had several scratches in its paintwork.
A more severe case of this was seen on the previous ST75F review and the problem raised with Silverstone. However, as the ST85F wasn't packaged any better it looks like we can see this problem repeating itself.
A welcome change to the ST85F over the previous Strider models has to be the use of a new power switch. Many people seem to have had problems with the switches on the older Strider units and hopefully this change has permenantly resolved the issue.
Due to the increased fan size on the ST85F (135mm vs 120mm), the bottom of the unit is now almost entirely consumed by the fan and it's grill. This makes the unit slightly more visually appealing than the ST60F and ST75F that utilised a 120mm fan placed in an off-centre position.