The SilverStone ST60F-TI Strider Titanium 600W PSU Reviewby E. Fylladitakis on July 29, 2016 8:00 AM EST
Cold Test Results
For the testing of PSUs, we are using high precision electronic loads with a maximum power draw of 2700 Watts, a Rigol DS5042M 40 MHz oscilloscope, an Extech 380803 power analyzer, two high precision UNI-T UT-325 digital thermometers, an Extech HD600 SPL meter, a self-designed hotbox and various other bits and parts. For a thorough explanation of our testing methodology and more details on our equipment, please refer to our How We Test PSUs - 2014 Pipeline post.
The conversion efficiency of the Strider Titanium 600W PSU at room temperature is very high, suitable for a Titanium rating at 115VAC, but it misses the 80Plus Titanium certification for an input voltage of 230VAC. For 80Plus Titanium units under 230VAC input, the directive dictates that the unit should have an efficiency of at least 96% under 50% load, a figure that cannot be reached with a slightly augmented 80Plus Platinum platform. The average efficiency is 92.9% within the nominal load range (20% to 100% of the unit's capacity) and reaches up to 94.8% at 50% load. The efficiency at just 5% load remains above 80%.
Enhance’s platform does not have a “semi-fanless” control method, meaning that the fan starts as soon as the PSU is turned on. The speed of the fan increases almost linearly alongside with the load. In room temperature however, it barely becomes audible for loads above 450-500 Watts, reaching a maximum of 38.6 dB(A) at full capacity. The temperature readings are also in line with the high efficiency of the PSU, barely surpassing 50 °C under maximum load.