** Opening a PSU voids the warranty and should be done at the user’s own risk **
After removing four screws we can slide off the cover and gain access to the inner-workings of the PSU. Inside, the design is rather busy but well organised. The PCB utilises a dual heatsink design for advanced cooling.
A 139mm Air Penetrator has been used in the Strider Gold Evolution which uses fluid dynamic bearing. The actual model of this fan is: HA1425M12F-Z and it operates at a quiet; 17dBA-28dBA.
An overview of the PSU
139mm Air Penetrator cooling fan
In V1 of this PSU Nippon hold up capacitors were used but in our V2 featured in today’s review SilverStone have opted to use Panasonic branded hold up capacitors. These are rated as 330µF, 450V, 105°C.
Panasonic hold-up CAPs