SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1000W Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅30-08-12
Closer Look (External)

Strider Gold Evolution is fairly nondescript in its styling. Though it isnít gaudy, it does have a professional visual appearance that will bode well inside both gamerís and enthusiastís computer chassis. The outer shell is covered in rugged, rough, matt black casing. The unit is 150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 180 mm (D) and weighs 3.255 KG.

An overview of Strider Gold Evolution

Rough texture with SilverStone engraved

Turning our attention to the top (or underside) of the PSU there is a large fan grille covering the cooling fan found inside the unit. This fan is Ultra silent 139mm Air Penetrator fan. We will take a closer look at the specification of this fan when we go inside the unit in the next section. In the very centre is the SilverStone emblem.

A 139mm cooling fan

Strider Gold Evolution is completely modular so there are no hardwired cables attached to the unit but rather an extensive range of sockets for attaching the modular cables. The blue sockets are designated for PCI-E whilst the black sockets are for peripherals, CPU power and ATX power. Beneath the sockets is a diagram to give further details regarding the placement of these cables/sockets.

Modular panel for attaching cables

Next we come to the specifications label. Typically this label would be situation on the opposite side to the cooling fan but SilverStone have attached this to the side instead. On this label there are technical details concerning the wattage and ampage. Strider Gold Evolution has a single +12v rail with a huge 83A dedicated for multi-GPU configurations. Later, we will test the stability of this rail using a triple graphic card setup.

The specifications label is on the side

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