Reviews - Silverstone Strider Plus 750W
Sample Provided by: SilverStone (By OklahomaWolf on Sat, Mar-13-2010)

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Greetings again, good people of the Internet. Not too long ago, we here at jonnyGURU.com took a look at a new evolution of Silverstone's Strider platform in the Strider Plus 1000 watt power supply. Many of you requested in our forums that we take a look at one of the lower powered models in this new series. Fortunately, we anticipated such a request, and I've been harboring such an animal here at the zoo that is my house for just this occasion. Folks, I give you the ST75F-P.

As you can see here, Silverstone is using very similar packaging among all the units in the Strider Plus line. In fact, with the exception of a few minor variations, this box is just about the same one we saw with the bigger unit.

And here's my proof of that - marketing bullet points for all the models in the line. But I'll go ahead and re-type the ones for this model for your benefit:

  • 750W 24hour continuous power output with 40°C operating temperature
  • 800W peak power
  • 100% modular cables
  • Efficiency 85%-88% at 20%-100% loading
  • Class-leading single +12V rail with 60A (peak 66A)
  • Strict ±3% voltage regulation and low ripple & noise
  • Japanese main capacitors
  • Silent running 135mm fan with 19dBA minimum
  • Dual EPS12V 8pin connectors support
  • Dual PCI-E 8pin and four PCI-E 6pin connectors support
  • Support ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V
  • Active PFC

Ah, good. They've again told me the unit is black. I was worried there for a second that maybe, despite the picture on the box, I would open this thing up and the unit would be canary yellow or something. Once again, this panel of the box is shared by all three models, as you can tell from the spec table which shows all the models. I will say that it's nice though in a store to be able to compare all three models just by picking up one box.

Moving on to the next box shot, we see... hang on a second. I always feel like somebody's watching me... oh, never mind. It's just the MP3 player. It rocks well, it does. As I was about to say, this is the side of the box where we get to see all the cool graphics and diagrams again, including the ripple graph with no scale markings that looks absolutely identical to the one shown on the box of the 1kW model.

Over on this side, once again the same as the corresponding box panel on the 1kW model, we get to see how many connectors we get on each model.

Box unpacked, I would have to say I'm noticing some inconsistencies with the packaging on these new units. You may recall that the 1kW model came with two manuals and two bags of goodies. This one came with no manuals and one bag of goodies. Perhaps someone at the factory was having an off day. Contents of the box included a power supply with modular cables, a power cord, some zip ties, some velcro cable ties, and some screws.

Here's the power supply itself, done once again in that matte black color I like.

Once again, Silverstone has had their logo and name embossed into the one side of the power supply not normally viewable through the window of a case so equipped. That sticker below the logo is the patent sticker that tells us this unit's complying with Ultra's modular cable patent.

Those of you who read through the 1kW review will recognize this view as being more or less the same with one less heatsink seen through the grille.

Again, this is more of what we saw with the 1kW model. Same fan, same grille, and the same looking heatsinks when we peek through the fan blades.

And here we have our label with the load table. In contrast to big brother, this unit has lowered capacity on all three main rails. Most significantly, the single 12V rail is down to 60A on this model, where big brother carried an 80A capacity.

Silverstone ST75F-P

+3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
20A 25A 60A 0.3A 3.5A
Max Power 150W 720W 3.6W 17.5W
750W

Here's the modular connector panel for your attention. The same connectors are used as the larger 1kW unit here as well, with only the cabling itself being any different at all. And even then, this unit can't quite break away from big brother, omina doki-do ominela, for many of them are absolutely identical. Sorry... MP3 player's distracting me again. It tends to do that. One is one. One! And two is two. Two! Some are black, and some are blue. On the label below the connectors, black is black and white is white, helping you tell the connectors apart from each other like... day and night!

What? You say I should turn the player off so I can concentrate? Well... uh... I don't think it's the kind that turns off.

Now that the Big Pig track is over, I'll try to concentrate enough to comment on these modular cables here. As mentioned, these are much like big brother's cables, right down to the added filter capacitors in the PCI-E cables. Where this unit differs is in the connectors at the far ends of the PCI-E cables. This model gets only one connector per PCI-E cable, where the larger unit got extra connectors on some of these cables.

Type of connector: Silverstone
ST75F-P
Modular Cables
ATX connector (550mm) 20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V connector (560mm, 750mm) 2
SATA (500mm+250mm+250mm) 6
5.25" Drive (510mm+250mm+250mm) 6
3.5" Drive (+150mm) 2
6+2 pin PCIe (560mm) 2
6 pin PCIe (560mm) 2
Unit Dimensions(L x W x H)
160mm x 150mm x 86mm

 

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