Reviews - Silverstone Strider Gold Evolution 750W
Sample Provided by: SilverStone (By OklahomaWolf on Mon, Feb-06-2012)

Page 1 - First Look

...and then I told them there was no way in heck they were going to get that straightjacket back on me, and if they even tried it I'd... wait, wrong window. Just hang on a sec, guys.

Ok, now I'm ready. Folks, today I'm looking at another unit in Silverstone's new line of Strider Gold Evolution units. This time, it's the 750 watt model. Since we've seen this platform before in the 1000W version, I'll skip over the marketing hoopla this time out and just invite you to take a look at the bullet points in the above picture if you're so inclined. Me? I just want to get to the good stuff. Preferably before the mental hospital realizes I'm loose again.

Ah, good... we get another magnetic fan filter with this unit, so says the box. Gotta love that.

The golden standard of power supply boxes would like you to visit the website for more information about this product.

This unit apparently carries that same 139mm fluid dynamic bearing air penetrator fan we saw in the 1000W model. Allegedly, it's also black in color. Rumor has it it's even a power supply. But they didn't call it a power supply, here - just a "PSU" - so who knows what that could mean.

Hmm... operating temperature is given up to forty degrees again. Might could be that I'll be letting the hot box go past that.

Being pretty much the same box we saw in the 1000W review, this one too has a list of cables and connectors on the box.

Hello, marketing. I must admit that I'm still rather pleased by that magnetic fan filter. More units should come with something like that.

Unpacking the box, we find pretty much the same compliment of accessories we found with big brother. There's a power supply, some modular cables, some cable ties, a couple sets of screws, two manuals, a power cord, and of course that nifty magnetic dust filter.

Above are the two manuals. In fact, they are the same ones that came with the 1kW model. There is more than enough data in both to get the job done. Silverstone's always been awesome in that regard.

And now for a look at the power supply itself. As was the case with big brother, it has the same matte black finish on it. Wonder if the warranty sticker comes off as easily... ah, yes, it does.

Like big brother, this is also a fully modular unit, as you can see here.

...they just don't have any proof. They can get me on lewd behavior and that's about it... nuts. Wrong window again.

Here's a look at the exhaust grille. Once again, there is no power switch. Depending on how you look at it, that fact is either a nuisance or evidence of one less thing that can fail. And yes, I have seen power switches fail before.

Here's the fan.

And here's the dust filter. Good thing it's got those magnets around the edge, because the screw holes do not line up with the screws on this unit. Fortunately, the magnets are pretty strong, easily able to hold it in place.

Now for a label and a table. Yes, I do know I'm rocketing through page one faster than usual, but like I said - I've seen this platform before, and am excited to see how the 750W model stacks up. Literally - I'm going to build a little fort in my office with my review samples later. You can come over if you want, but you gotta bring some candy. And no licorice, either.

Silverstone ST75F-G

+3.3V +5V +12V -12V +5VSB
22A 25A 62A 0.3A 3.5A
Max Power
@ 40°C
150W 744W 3.6W 17.5W

Once again, the modular connectors are all labeled by a sticker above them.

And here are the modular cables. Again, the PCI-E cables have capacitors bundled in them near the blue power supply connectors. It does make them a little cumbersome, but I'm again glad to find that they are not by the ends you'd plug into the video card.

Type of connector: Silverstone ST75F-G
Modular Cables
ATX connector (550mm) 20+4 pin
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V connector (550mm) 1
4+4 pin EPS12V/ATX12V connector (750mm) 1
6+2 pin PCIe (550mm) 4
5.25" Drive (600mm+150mm+150mm) 6
3.5' Drive (+150mm) 2
SATA (600mm+150mm+150mm+150mm) 8
Unit Dimensions (L x W x H)
180mm x 150mm x 86mm

I am also pleased to see that there are once again those two differing length modular CPU power cables. Got a big case? No worries there. If the short one doesn't work, the long one should.


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