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SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1200-watt Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 13, 2012 4:14 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology

Inside the Box




The unit is packed well inside the box with an inch of foam above and below the unit.




Everything is held in place tightly by the modular cables and accessories.




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




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




The other side displays the I/O specification label and serial number.




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. The one thing you might notice back here is that 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 penetrator fan. Sounds like some marketing hype, but we will take a look at it.




Included with the unit are enough modular cables to make you lose your mind trying to hide them all if you end up using them. It should be pointed out at this time that the PCIe video card connectors use 2200uF capacitors to eliminate any whine noise from the video cards. This has been an issue with some other power supplies on the market.




Also included with the unit are two manuals. One is specific to the Strider Gold Evolution series and one is a general manual. There are a set of thumbscrews and regular screws for mounting the unit. Cable ties come in the form of both single use and reusable ties. Also pictured are the AC power cord and the fan filter. If you wish to use the fan filter, simply stick it to the power supply. It attaches magnetically which is very nice and makes it easy for cleaning.

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