The SilverStone ST60F-TI Strider Titanium 600W PSU Reviewby E. Fylladitakis on July 29, 2016 8:00 AM EST
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- 80Plus Titanium
SilverStone is a reputable manufacturer of PC components, strongly focused on the development and marketing of small form factor and proprietary systems. A very large portion of the company’s computer case at retail consists of small form factor and proprietary designs, and cases that frequently can support ATX power supplies in these form factors. SilverStone also markets its PSUs, and is currently offering dozens of them via five different main series.
One of SilverStone’s main PSU series is the Strider series, with the main notion of which is to offer high performance ATX PSUs of minimal proportions. Specifically, the company is trying to minimize the length of their units, as the other two dimensions need to remain the same in order to maintain ATX compliance. We recently had a look at the Strider ST55F-PT 550W PSU, an 80Plus Platinum certified PSU that SilverStone is using to specifically target gamers and advanced users building compact systems. 80Plus Platinum efficiency should nowadays be more than enough for even the most demanding of users, but there are those who are willing to pay extra just to get the pinnacle that the technology can currently offer. SilverStone is obviously aware of this, and has recently expanded the Strider Series by inserting 80Plus Titanium certified units into it. In this review we are having a look one of the three new units of that series, the Strider Titanium ST60F-TI 600W PSU.
|Power specifications ( Rated @ 40 °C )|
|AC INPUT||100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz|
Packaging and Bundle
We received the Strider Titanium PSU inside a large and very sturdy cardboard box. Inside the box, the PSU is protected by two thick polyethylene foam pieces and a nylon bag, as well as extra cardboard walls. This is about the maximum level of reasonable shipping protection that one could design. Aesthetically, the theme is simplistic and serious, focused mainly around the model number of the PSU itself. The main features of the PSU are printed on the front side of the box, while more specific details can be found on its sides and rear.
SilverStone supplies a fairly rich bundle alongside with the new Strider Titanium series units. Inside the box we found a standard AC power cable, four black mounting screws and four black thumbscrews, a few cable ties, four long cable straps, a magnetic filter for its fan (or another 120 mm fan), and a well written manual.
The modular cables of the Strider Titanium are "flat" type, ribbon cables, including the main 24-pin ATX cable. All of the wires and connectors are black, with the sole exception being the PSU side connectors of the PCI Express cables, which are blue.
|SilverStone Strider ST60F-TI|
|ATX 24 Pin||-||1|
|EPS 4+4 Pin||-||1|
|EPS 8 Pin||-||-|
|PCI-E 6+2 Pin||-||2|
|PCI-E 8 Pin||-||2|
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Kaboose - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - linkI just want to say while it is only slightly better than platinum, Titanium is the only spec that requires 10% load levels to count for the efficiency. There are plenty of platinum units that have no issue at 10% load, but there are a few that go a decent way below 90% efficiency at 10% load. But since that isn't part of the platinum spec it doesn't get touched on often.
DanNeely - Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - linkTrue; but the savings from increased efficiency there are much smaller. Going from 70 to 80 to 90% at 50W changes from 21 to 12 to 6W of losses. The 6W improvement from 80 to 90% is the equivalent of going from 94% to 96% at 300W. There's some value in it (especially in weeding out the worst of the worst); but there're probably bigger gains to be had improving the idle power characteristics of the rest of the system.
ipkh - Friday, July 29, 2016 - linkWhy aren't you testing all the compliance percents on titanium units? Theyou should have high efficiency at 10% load as well. Other sites are doing much more detailed reviews of PSUsnew and it's a shame you guys aren't being as thorough. I generally expect more from you guys.
DanNeely - Friday, July 29, 2016 - linkLook at the graph. They do test that low; nut putting all points in a table's unwieldy.
Termie - Friday, July 29, 2016 - linkInteresting review, falls in line with what others have said about Silverstone's Titanium line.
As an FYI, you used the very same box shot three times in this article, twice in a row on the first page, and again in the conclusion. That was either an error or an editing oversight. And frankly, box shots just aren't a very good way to represent the product you're reviewing. How about a photo of the power supply on the first and last pages instead?
Freakie - Friday, July 29, 2016 - linkThe Ripple on this unit is really horrible for such a high efficiency power supply. That alone would instantly disqualify it if I was searching for a new PSU.
Synomenon - Friday, July 29, 2016 - linkBeen using this PSU in an ITX gaming PC since April. It's the only ATX PSU I've owned that does not have any coil whine. It's very quiet.
philipma1957 - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - linkI have two of the 700 watt models.
I mine Eth coin with the builds.
So I run 24/7/365 at 500 watts. Same build using the cosair ax760 plat pulls 510 watts. So 10 watts is 7.2 kwatts per month or $1.30 per month. (18 cent power) that is $15.60 per year.
The silverstone is 155 the corsair is 150. But this only works if you are mining 24/7/365
Also no power switch is simply wrong and warranty is 3 years. vs the corsair 7 year.
So for most users the corsair ax 760 plat is the better choice
tonyou - Monday, August 1, 2016 - linkSilverStone has already updated their Strider Titanium and Platinum series PSUs to 5 years earlier this year.
GeneralTom - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - linkWhich ATX 12V Standard does it support?