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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
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology

Cabling Arrangement

 

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The ST85F-G Evolution remains 100% modular. It has the standard 20+4 pin Main connector as well as dual ATX4+4 connectors. PCI-E connectors come in the form of two 6-pin cables and two 8-pin cables. Peripherals connections are handled by a total of 8 SATA, 6 Molex, and 2 FDD connectors over four cables. Those seeking shorter cables will be interested in the PP05 short cable kit.

 

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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SilverStone uses the same heatsinks that are used on the 1200W model so it should help provide more than sufficient cooling for this unit.

 

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A pair of Panasonic caps covers the primary side of the SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 850W.

 

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Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors can be found on the secondary side of the PSU.

 

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Cooling for the unit is provided by SilverStone's HA1425L12F-Z fan. SilverStone claims the grill increases airflow and reduces fan noise. We could not discern the power supply above the noise of our test equipment and never had any problems with temperatures during testing.

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