Reviews and Problems with Silverstone Strider 500W / ST50F-P
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Silverstone Strider Plus ST50F-P 500 W
6 May 2011
Summary: It is very unlikely to find a fully modular, average wattage PSU that performs decently in this price range, so the Silverstone ST50F-P earns a point here. Also overall efficiency was good, it was especially impressive with loads below 100W. What troubled me the most was that above 43°C ambient, the PSU couldn't handle even 450W of load and kept shutting down.
Pros: Decent price/performance ratio, Good voltage regulation at 5V, Low voltage drops at +12V in Advanced Transient Response tests, Good efficiency throughout 20%-80% load, for the PSU's efficiency rating, High efficiency at loads below 100W, Fully modular, Compact size, Quite good ripple/noise suppression
Cons: It lacks an MOV in the transient filtering stage, Could not handle full power with over 43°C ambient, Loose voltage regulation at +12V, Voltage regulation at 3.3V exceeded 5%, 3.3V failed in the 2nd Advanced Transient Response test, Only three peripheral connectors
Excerpt: Warranty Update : We sincerely apologise to both SilverStone and our readers for having originally stated in this review that this power supply only carries a 12 month warranty. While this held true in the U.S. for some time, SilverStone extended the warranty period to a much more comfortable 3 years earlier this year; the same warranty terms SilverStone has always given its European customers.