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SilverStone Strider Platinum 1000W Power Supply Review

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The Strider Platinum Series is one of SilverStone’s most complete and popular lines of power supplies with PC enthusiasts. Starting at 550W and going up to 1200W, the Strider Platinum Series includes six different models. The four 550W thru 850W models feature a compact chassis measuring only 140mm deep. The two high output models (1000W and 1200W) forgo the small enclosure and step up to a larger chassis and 140mm fan.

All of the SilverStone Strider Platinum power supplies come with 80 Plus Platinum certification for high efficiency and fully modular cables. Earlier this year, we took a look at two of the compact chassis units (ST55F-PT and ST85F-PT) and found them to be very capable power supplies. In this review, we will be taking a detailed look at the Strider Platinum Series ST1000-PT.

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SilverStone Strider Platinum Series ST1000-PT Key Features:
•    1000W DC power output
•    High efficiency with 80 Plus Platinum certification
•    100% Modular cables
•    Intelligent semi-fanless operation
•    Quiet 140mm cooling fan with FF141 dust filter
•    24/7 Continuous power output with 40°C operating temperature
•    Strict ±3% voltage regulation and low AC ripple
•    Dedicated single +12V rail (83A/996W)
•    Universal AC input (90-264V) with Active PFC
•    DC Output protections: UVP, OVP, OPP, SCP, OCP, and OTP
•    Dimensions: 150mm (W) x 86mm (H) x 180mm (L)
•    5-Year warranty
•    MSRP : $189.99 USD

Please continue reading our review of the SilverStone 1000W Platinum PSU !!!

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Here is what SilverStone has to say about the high output Strider Platinum Series PSUs: "To meet the ever higher requirements imbued by professional users and enthusiasts alike, SilverStone created the Strider Platinum series power supplies. The Strider Platinum models are built on a similar platform as the award-winning Strider Gold series but with even higher efficiency ratings.

In addition to 80 Plus Platinum level efficiency, the ST1000-PT and ST1200-PT are equipped with SilverStone’s own Air Penetrator fan, which has superb cooling ability and an excellent FF141 fan filter with magnets is even included in the package for use to reduce dust buildup. It is also incredibly quiet with the ability to run in fanless mode. If the loading condition is below 40%, the fan in the power supply can remain off for silent operation during idle or low powered computing activities. Designed for high power consumption graphics cards, multiple individual one-to-one PCI-E 8/6 pin connectors and 16 sets of SATA connectors are included for easy component expansion. Other great features such as ±3% regulation, powerful single +12V rail, 24/7 continuous power output are standard as well. For users looking for a power supply with a faultless combination of performance, efficiency, and quality, there is little need to look beyond the Strider Platinum Series.

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December 21, 2016 | 01:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Silverstone is pretty quality. I buy their PSUs exclusively and recommend them to my friends.

December 23, 2016 | 12:55 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Decent review but could be better.

Just "eyeballing" the modular connectors using the Hi-Res pictures on Silverstone's own web site suggests some of the modular cables can be plugged into connectors they are not meant to be connnected to.

Why would anyone do this? Hey! It happens. People get rushed to play with "the new toy" or they don't look carefully at the power supply in a dark PC case or "tightly packed Pc case" and end up forcing the cable into the wrong connector while cursing out the "bleeping computer".

Next, this power unit has cables with "those obsolete connectors" on them. What do I mean? Those obsolete 4-pin floppy power connectors. It is hard to tell from the pictures here and on Silverstone's web site if "those obsolete connectors" are on their own modular cable or attached to the end of some other cable.

Finally, like another commenter once pointed out here a few weeks ago. "Is it Haswell certified?"

Hey Lee! Step up your product reviewing game. This review seemed like too much of a "softball" that was tossed at Silverstone. Maybe some "investigative journalist" shhould look into the potential relationship between Silverstone, PCP and Lee? Just sayin....

December 27, 2016 | 03:28 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

ATX or peripheral power cannot be plugged into PCIe power (which is blue) due to the connecter being different and its color coded anyway. Cables on the end of the psu are hardly the only thing that can be plugged into something wrong if you are stupid and force it so its really a non issue.

If you looked at the pictures on the review its obvious that 4 pin floppy is attached to each of the molex harnesses.

Almost all of silverstones PSUs were stated as haswell certified back when that news ware relevent. It would be incredibly stupid if they were to go backwards. If you actually read the review and looked at the voltage charts provided and were aware of the of the conditions of haswell compatability (No 12V rail running out of spec) which this PSU is well within you might realise that this isnt even as issue.

December 27, 2016 | 11:42 AM - Posted by Lee Garbutt

In answer to your question about the possibility of accidentally plugging one of the modular cables into a connector it was not intended for, please see the edits I added to page 3 and page 6. Thanks for pointing this out.

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