Reviews and Problems with Silverstone Strider 1500W ST1500
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Worth it I guess?
Jon L., Newegg
7 March 2015
Summary: 51 months of ownership, fan failed. I do not know if the unit is damaged due to heat. System began shutting down for "no reason." Spent $400 on mine in 2011. Can't afford to straight replace it at this point... very bummed. Cannot find a replacement fan that I know for a fact will fix it.
Pros: Actually uses less power than lower rated PSUs
Summary: Super frustrating to do all that work assembling everything only to find that you cant use it yet because you weren't shipped the parts you need to get it going. Makes me wonder what kind of quality control silverstone has.
Pros: Fits in my case quite snugly.
Cons: After waiting for 2 weeks to get all the parts to come in. I assembled my pc and went to plug my old power cord only to find out that its a different type of socket. Went through all the boxes that i had looking for it to no avail. Went online and apparently i wasn't shipped the cable carrying ba...
Summary: I may be just extremely unlucky, but I won't be buying a Silverstone branded power supply ever again after this painful experience.
Pros: Excellent for overclocking, stable power delivery, cable options galore. The AC power cable and modular cables have a really nice thick gauge which speaks to Silverstone's excellent build quality.
Cons: I had this power supply for about two and a half years to drive a system that consumes ~1300w under full load (I do lots of video rendering on graphics cards). During that time, it was quite stable and a dependable workhorse that wouldn't start delivering unstable power under high load. Just rece...
Summary: Avoid this power supply, there are much better ones out there from other makers. 1500 watts at a 80 plus silver also leaves a fair bit to be desired. There are gold rated power supplies at this same price point.
Cons: I bought this power supply and it died within 45 days of using it at about 80% load. Contacted Silverstone and had to pay the shipping costs to return (International Shipping from Canada). After multiple attempts to get a status update on how the RMA was being processed I finally heard that they ...
Summary: I had it working prefect for 45-50 days, no issues. Then one day, I started noticing a heavy electric burn smell. It was coming from my PSU and I knew something was getting short circuited/getting fried. I turned it off and didn't use it for a week to see any difference.
Pros: Was able to power all of my components without any issue for the 2 months I had it. Very quiet.
Cons: I had it less than 2 months. Been trying to contact Sliverstone multiple times for a RMA, but cannot get any response from them.
Summary: This power supply was awesome. I wasn't using the machine 24/7, and recently noticed the power seemed to begin fluctuating. I adjusted the speed on my fans to a higher RPM thinking the setting I had them adjusted to might have caused a fluctuation between voltages and was the issue.
Pros: Running a water loop for my 980x and SLI 580s for 2.5 years this thing had all the power I thought I'd ever need. Powering 13 120mm fans, HDDs, pumps, etc., things ran great!
Cons: 2.5 years later, changed to a GTX 780 Classified, very loud pop and electrical smoke smell, dead PSU.
Summary: For mining you are much better of linking two 750-850 watt gold-rated power supplies with a high quality Y cable. It will be a lot cheaper and you'll get single rails with lots of connectors. Also, modular connections are useless for mining rigs, and actually an additional point of failure.
Pros: Quiet: practically silent Impressive total wattage
Cons: Too many rails and insufficient connectors: Hard to get full wattage out of the power supply without splitters/adapters. Insufficient wattage to (4) PCI-e rails to power (4) mid range cards No power switch (what?)
Summary: This was installed In system that isn't on 24/7. Total uptime since installation is under 300 hours, turned it on, and with a flash of sparks out the back of the unit and a loud POP, the unit is dead.
Summary: Everything was great until I powered it on and it failed less than ten seconds into the boot cycle after adding a single 250GB hard drive. Confused, I switched the power cable AND the SATA cable out and it still failed as soon as the hard drive spooled up.
Pros: Modular, which doesn't mean much if it doesn't work
Cons: Apparently it can't power a single hard drive