Silverstone Strider 560w ST56F ATX PSU

Looking Inside

Looking Inside

As with all power supplies that pass through Overclock3D, i'll be taking a look inside the ST56F. By doing this i should be able to get a good idea of the overal build quality of the unit and how it is likely to perform in our tests.

My initial impressions of this unit on Page #1 was that it was supprisingly heavy, lets have a look inside and see if we can find out where all this weight is coming from...

ST56F Internals ST56F Internals

ST56F Internals ST56F Internals

Silverstone have done a very good job of cramming all of the components into a small area. The circuit board components and cabling are arranged well with very little in the way to hinder good airflow.

Aluminium heatsinks with large fins have been attached to the capacitors to allow for excelent cooling over a large surface area. The included 120mm fan is manufacturerd by ADDA (Model: AD1212HS-A71GL) which, according to ADDA's PDF runs at a mere 220rpm while still managing to push an amazing 85.2cfm at 39.1dBA....something doesn't sound quite right to me there.

ST56F Pots

Now here's something i wasn't expecting to see in the ST56F....Adjustable Potentiometers (pots). These 3 pots are responsible for adjusting the voltages on the +3.3v, +5v and +12v rails which could come in very handy if the rail voltages drop below ATX specifications or if you need to supply a bit of extra voltage to some of your components (e.g RAM).
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Most Recent Comments

25-05-2006, 11:42:18

Nice as usual Jim

Looks pretty solid. He likes his adjustable pots^ Quote

25-05-2006, 11:47:05

Me lurfs adjustable pots Quote

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