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SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1000-watt Power Supply Review - Inside the Box

We take our final look at the SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution series to find out if the 1000W model is a good compromise between the 850W and 1200W models.

By: | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 20, 2012 6:13 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology

Inside the Box




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.




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




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




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




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.




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.




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




The 1000W is the middle of the road when it comes to cables. There are quite a few more with the 1200W, but just one less with the 850W. The PCI-E cables have additional capacitors soldered inline to help reduce GPU whine.




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.




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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