SilverStone Strider Platinum 1000W Power Supply Review
Introduction and Features
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.
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
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.”