SilverStone Strider Plus 500W - Specifications

Today we take a look at a SilverStone PSU called Strider Plus. Along with the power supply, the package contents include a 10Amp power cord, screws for installing the PSU, several types of cable ties, and a very detailed manual. The latter contains exemplary illustrations and a description of the installation process, but the German translation of the text could be better. According to the manufacturer's specifications, the PSU uses a single +12V rail. In addition, the power supply is able to work 24 hours a day at 40°C ambient temperature. The 80 Plus Bronze certificate is another feature. The14cm case length is also very compact.

The maximum load for +3.3V and +5V is 20A/24A, which is quite a bit for a "modern " PSU. Together, these outputs provide 120W. Information for the +12V rail is not available, but we'll focus on the maximum value based on the 34A rating, which would be 408W. The UL number E190414 shows that FSP is the OEM for this power supply.

This Yate-Loon fan with the model number D12BH-12 (M-GP1) and 120mm diameter uses ball bearings and seven fan blades. The maximum speed is 2300rpm at +12V. The subjective loudness of the fan (and the electronics of course) will be investigated on the following pages.

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  • TegiriNenashi - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    I might need PS to build Ivy Bridge system next year, and 500 W PS is an overkill. What is that processor power envelope, like 50 W? Add 100 W for discrete videocard, 10 W for HD, and 10 W for MB (I'm generous in the latest two cases here). What is available in 300W range?
  • iamkyle - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    ...another PSU I will never be able to compare against others.

    Seriously, look at all other Anandtech articles. Well written, plenty of comprehensive background to help the reader paint a better picture of the particular device, and plenty of data available to compare anything reviewed against it.

    Every single power supply review in recent memory has been absolutely absurd. I'm seriously tired of seeing bland reviews that really tell me nothing every time Anandtech gets a new unit. Why does a site such as this tolerate a clear lack of vision in this section of reviews?

    Before I get naysayers saying "well if you're so certain you could write a better one, then do it yourself" - DONE. Done and done. Anything to stem the tide of sub-par PSU reviewing.
  • AssBall - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    I recently got an Antec Basiq BP550 Plus for $60. It is 80 Plus and modular, and is nicely packaged. I don't know if Antec uses cheap components too, but I trust the brand. It seems pretty quiet and there's a three year warranty. It would be a good one to review, Martin, if you have the chance.
  • Martin Kaffei - Monday, October 17, 2011 - link

    I asked for some cheap Antec PSUs, especially Earth Watts.
    In the end we got a HCP 750W...

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