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SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 850-watt (ST85F-G) PSU Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 7, 2012 1:21 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology

Inside the Box

 

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The unit is packed well inside the box with an inch of foam above and below the unit. Modular cables and accessories take up the rest of the space and make for a snug fit.

 

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SilverStone's Strider Gold Evolution comes in the rough textured black finish. On the top is the SilverStone logo stamped into the enclosure.

 

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One side of the power supply displays the I/O specification label and serial number.

 

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SilverStone chose to leave one side of the power supply blank.

 

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The modular connections on the front are labeled neatly. There is no need to list what rails are where as the unit only has a single 12V rail.

 

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The back houses the standard honeycomb mesh grill. There is no on/off rocker switch for the unit. If you want to kill the power to the PSU, you must unplug the power cable.

 

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The bottom houses the 139mm fluid dynamic bearing Air Penetrator fan.

 

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There aren't quite as many cables as we saw previously with the 1200W model, but there are still enough to make you pull your hair out if you need them all. The PCI-E cables have additional capacitors soldered inline to help reduce GPU whine.

 

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SilverStone gives you plenty to work with. Aside from the AC power cables are a handful of Velcro cable ties, four zip-ties, a set of thumbscrews for mounting the unit, a set of regular screws for mounting the unit and a magnetic fan filter.

 

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Also included with the unit are two user manuals. The one on the left is a generic manual in multiple languages while the manual on the right is contains specifications just for the Strider Gold Evolution series of power supplies.

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