Wednesday, January 27th 2016

SilverStone Unveils the Strider Titanium Line of Power Supplies

SilverStone unveiled the Strider Titanium line of premium power supplies in mid-range capacities. As its name suggests, the Strider Titanium boasts of 80 Plus Titanium switching efficiency. Available in capacities of 600W, 700W, and 800W, the Strider Titanium offers fully modular cabling, with flat cables; and is just 150 mm long. The units are cooled by a low-noise fan, which when spinning, can be as quiet as 18 dBA.

Under the hood, the Strider Titanium trio feature single +12V rail design, new-generation electricals with ±3% regulation and lower ripple/noise. All three models come with enough juice and straws for gaming PC builds with up to two high-end graphics cards, with four PCIe power connectors. The higher-wattage models even come with two EPS power connectors, making them ideal for dual-socket workstation motherboards. SilverStone didn't reveal pricing.
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25 Comments on SilverStone Unveils the Strider Titanium Line of Power Supplies

#1
nem
i like silverstone, i hope soon see the review in tpu of an these psu titanium..:cool:
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#2
RejZoR
Any info what kind of fans they are using? I mean the bearings in them? I kinda hate companies that use ball bearing fans in high end PSU's. Throw in a bloody HDB fans if you ask over 150€ for a PSU...
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#3
R-T-B
RejZoR said:
Any info what kind of fans they are using? I mean the bearings in them? I kinda hate companies that use ball bearing fans in high end PSU's. Throw in a bloody HDB fans if you ask over 150€ for a PSU...
Meh, I get what you are saying RejZoR, and if I cared about sound I'd agree. I don't, and so I love DBB fans for their longevity.

That said, nothing wrong with FDB longevity either, so why not make us both happy and just use them?

Back on topic, I'd love to see this and possibly SeaSonic's PRIME unit reviewed here. I love a good PSU review. :)

EVGA is interesting too, but consider them last as the LeadEx platform has been reviewed to death.
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#4
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
nem said:
i like silverstone, i hope soon see the review in tpu of an these psu titanium..:cool:
Silverstone has always had a good rep. I'm running their 800w DA from about 8 years ago and it's still rock solid.
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#5
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freaksavior said:
Silverstone has always had a good rep. I'm running their 800w DA from about 8 years ago and it's still rock solid.
Yes they are make good quality products. I still had the original ST400 400W Strider and still alive and kickin, albeit only powering an old C2D system. I've had it since 2004 methinks. Never complained.
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#6
Batou1986
freaksavior said:
Silverstone has always had a good rep. I'm running their 800w DA from about 8 years ago and it's still rock solid.
Same I can't believe it hasn't died yet
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#8
R-T-B
Frick said:
www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=460

Pretty meh, in short. Works, but nothing special.
Well considering it advertises +-3% voltage regulation above, we knew it was "meh" DC-wise before the review.

I'm more concerned with pricing and capacitor selection for longevity. Looking now.

EDIT: and... meh. Maybe a slightly enthusiastic "meh" but still meh. It's sirfa OEM (ick). But the capacitor selection and pricing for Titanium is ok. Maybe for some builds I may consider, but there is better Titanium out there for sure... at a more expensive price point anyhow.
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#9
KevinCobley
Nice if they added a 500w, newer cards, CPU's, Boards, memory and drives all drawing less power over the next few years the 800w is already a unit that's just too big. We are headed to 400, 500, 600 supplies being the standard for high end systems.
Smaller length of 150 is good, maybe 140 needs to be the target.
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#10
jabbadap
R-T-B said:
Well considering it advertises +-3% voltage regulation above, we knew it was "meh" DC-wise before the review.

I'm more concerned with pricing and capacitor selection for longevity. Looking now.

EDIT: and... meh. Maybe a slightly enthusiastic "meh" but still meh. It's sirfa OEM (ick). But the capacitor selection and pricing for Titanium is ok. Maybe for some builds I may consider, but there is better Titanium out there for sure... at a more expensive price point anyhow.
If you look pictures in silverstone's homepage. Titanium does not look like a sirfa, rather more like an enhance(Y shaped heatsink,look at tpus cm-V550S review). And I reckon enhance is quality oem.
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#12
Stefan Payne
Frick said:
www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=460
Pretty meh, in short. Works, but nothing special.
That review is pretty much bullshit...

Take a look at the scoring and at other things.

For example:
He takes one point off for that solderblob on the mains thing.
BUT: on the other hand he says something like he doesn't care how the soldering is as long as the components are soldered...
Well, that was in the Corsair RM750x Review, this is Silverstone...
Oh and don't forget the unsecured nuts on those CWT made things as well...
PCB seems to look like someone thought the nuts should be soldered to the PCB - like on some Antec PSUs as well. But they are not secured at all!
Neither with threadlocker nor soldered...
So there is a chance that those may come loose while transporting the unit from china to you...

Besides: There does not go much current through, the PSU case itself is grounded. And that is used on the PCB as well...
So does this solderblob matter much?! I don't think so...

So he took one point off for what?! And why didn't he take some points off the Corsair unit as well? Especially since the soldering is much worse (take a look at those aditional PCBs like the primary control board or the DC-DC Board. As well as the leads to the modular board)...

And I could also point out the used loads are nothing like the ones used at those 80plus labs, it's different...

And also there is the question of the relevance of voltage regulation and ripple & noise in a real world enviroment...
Sure it's easy to test, but then again: They don't use a chroma, just a Sunmoon (well, better than nothing, but you have to know the limitations of that and take the accuracy of that thing into account and score accordingly), wich pretty much wasn't calibrated in some time...

But yeah, that one was a Sirfa one.

And the performance of that unit isn't that bad!
It's not something built to impress reviewers though...

So it's not that bad of a PSU, depending on the price compared to other units.
And also we must not forget that this Silverstone Unit is way shorter than some competitors solutions!
Keep in mind that the Silverstone unit is just 140mm short!
While 'the competitors' are either 160, 165mm or even 180mm long, especially with 750W!!

Besides:
Look here:
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSuppliesDetail.aspx?id=62&type=2

And take a look at the loads used and the voltages of the rails...
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#13
R-T-B
Stefan Payne said:
That review is pretty much bullshit...

Take a look at the scoring and at other things.

For example:
He takes one point off for that solderblob on the mains thing.
BUT: on the other hand he says something like he doesn't care how the soldering is as long as the components are soldered...
Well, that was in the Corsair RM750x Review, this is Silverstone...
Oh and don't forget the unsecured nuts on those CWT made things as well...
PCB seems to look like someone thought the nuts should be soldered to the PCB - like on some Antec PSUs as well. But they are not secured at all!
Neither with threadlocker nor soldered...
So there is a chance that those may come loose while transporting the unit from china to you...

Besides: There does not go much current through, the PSU case itself is grounded. And that is used on the PCB as well...
So does this solderblob matter much?! I don't think so...

So he took one point off for what?! And why didn't he take some points off the Corsair unit as well? Especially since the soldering is much worse (take a look at those aditional PCBs like the primary control board or the DC-DC Board. As well as the leads to the modular board)...

And I could also point out the used loads are nothing like the ones used at those 80plus labs, it's different...

And also there is the question of the relevance of voltage regulation and ripple & noise in a real world enviroment...
Sure it's easy to test, but then again: They don't use a chroma, just a Sunmoon (well, better than nothing, but you have to know the limitations of that and take the accuracy of that thing into account and score accordingly), wich pretty much wasn't calibrated in some time...

But yeah, that one was a Sirfa one.

And the performance of that unit isn't that bad!
It's not something built to impress reviewers though...

So it's not that bad of a PSU, depending on the price compared to other units.
And also we must not forget that this Silverstone Unit is way shorter than some competitors solutions!
Keep in mind that the Silverstone unit is just 140mm short!
While 'the competitors' are either 160, 165mm or even 180mm long, especially with 750W!!

Besides:
Look here:
http://www.plugloadsolutions.com/80PlusPowerSuppliesDetail.aspx?id=62&type=2

And take a look at the loads used and the voltages of the rails...
You have to remember their scoring changes with time (some revisions were made recently if I recall) and is designed to keep an "average" PSU in the 6-7 range.
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#14
Stefan Payne
Please read what I said...
I didn't say anything about their scoring...
(but if you give out the max. scoring more often, your scoring System is just bad/wrong)

BUT:
Why being picky with this silverstone unit with one minor glitch that doesn't really matter at all?
But overlook almost everything on the COrsair RM750x???
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=452

The build Quality of the Corsair unit is just bad for a High end unit...
There is so much wrong with the Corsair unit -> no threadlocker or solder on the nuts, just awful Hand made solder Joints on the modular PCB, the solderblobs on the main Control PCB (under the Infineon chip or right next to it is a pretty certain Point for blobs).
As well as this Brown stuff on the main Control PCB...

Why being THAT picky with this Silverstone unit?!
And NOT with that Corsair unit...
Especially since the Overall build Quality of the corsair unit is MUCH worse than the silverstone one.
Ther is just one tiny fuckup...
But the connector has two ground Pins...
One for the PCB on top - one for the green/yellow wire screwed to the case..
So why bitch about this solderblob that much?!

Take a look at the Review of this unit from HardOCP. They not only get some completely different numbers but also their summary sounds somewhat less negative...
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#15
R-T-B
Stefan Payne said:
Please read what I said...
I didn't say anything about their scoring...
You had quite a few nitpicks both here and above about what they scored on.
So why bitch about this solderblob that much?!
Probably (and this is just a guess, because it is a somewhat valid point) different reviewer (they all use different scoring there which bugs me). If not, it may be that Sirfa as an OEM has a bad rep in regards to doing that consistently and not just with a few "bum" units. (Corsair usually does better).
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#16
Stefan Payne
R-T-B said:
You had quite a few nitpicks both here and above about what they scored on.
Yeah, because their scoring is inconsistent...



R-T-B said:

Probably (and this is just a guess, because it is a somewhat valid point) different reviewer (they all use different scoring there which bugs me).
No, both were done by Oklahomawolf.

R-T-B said:

If not, it may be that Sirfa as an OEM has a bad rep in regards to doing that consistently and not just with a few "bum" units. (Corsair usually does better).
Look at the pics, man...

I can see just ONE minor glitch with the Silverstone unit...
And that's the ground soldering Joint for the filtering PCB...

And now take a look at this:
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4148/zk8to66w_jpg.htm
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4148/3bvpshx3_jpg.htm
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4149/3r6k4va8_jpg.htm
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4148/vhen73fc_jpg.htm
http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4148/yomufqab_jpg.htm

Corsair does better?!
Ähm, no...

But the site founder of Jonnyguru works for Corsair, as you may (or may not) know...
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#18
Stefan Payne
"only" 850W and up seems to be from Enhance...
550W-750W seems to be from Sirfa/High Power...
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#20
R-T-B
Stefan Payne said:

Corsair does better?!
CWT (Corsair's main OEM) has been doing massive improvements over time, yes.
Yeah, because their scoring is inconsistent...
I've yet to find a site with consistent scoring tbh.
But the site founder of Jonnyguru works for Corsair, as you may (or may not) know...
And he has nearly no ties to the site at present AFAIK. It's not even hosted by him.

That said, if we want to go conspiracy theory, we could theorize your complaints has something to do with them banning you from their forums.

Let's not.
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#21
Stefan Payne
R-T-B said:
CWT (Corsair's main OEM) has been doing massive improvements over time, yes.
In what areas??
Doing PSUs for the reviewers?
That may be right...

But the build quality is just not acceptable for that price.
We are talking about a higher end PSU!

And then take a look at the pics and the link I posted...
That's just bad in some cases...

The silicone tube is burned, those big solderblobs on the modular PCB cable connections, various solderblobs on SMD devices...

R-T-B said:

I've yet to find a site with consistent scoring tbh.
Oh and that makes OK to bitch about one little mistake with one unit and overlook everything on another, in case of build quality??

And what do you make of the loading table that is nothing like the one 80plus used?
R-T-B said:

And he has nearly no ties to the site at present AFAIK. It's not even hosted by him.
And why did he overlook almost every build quality glitch on those corsair units and did not score as hard as he did on the Silverstone unit??


And now you have to do personal insults because you don't want to agree with me but don't have any facts supporting your point of view?
Oh well....
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#22
R-T-B
Oh and that makes OK to bitch about one little mistake with one unit and overlook everything on another, in case of build quality??
It's just what it is. No review site is any better. was my point. I won't claim it's great but it's reality.
And what do you make of the loading table that is nothing like the one 80plus used?
Quite frankly, 80plus stinks. It doesn't even test for common low loads (until even they admitted that was bad and added it in Titanium).
And now you have to do personal insults because you don't want to agree with me but don't have any facts supporting your point of view?
Excuse me, but I never personally insulted you. I only stated factual information, and even granted you a point or two. If you're insulted by that, you're doing it wrong.
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#23
nem
Enhance > CWT
R-T-B said:
It's just what it is. No review site is any better. was my point. I won't claim it's great but it's reality.



Quite frankly, 80plus stinks. It doesn't even test for common low loads (until even they admitted that was bad and added it in Titanium).




Excuse me, but I never personally insulted you. I only stated factual information, and even granted you a point or two. If you're insulted by that, you're doing it wrong.
efficiency in low loads with Enhance desings be a wonderful.. search by v550s here in tpu review this psu have hightest eficiency in low loads than digital desings much more expensives..
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#24
R-T-B
nem said:
Enhance > CWT
Usually I'd agree. However I had an HXi that made me take a serious second look at CWT.
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#25
Stefan Payne
Well, the Performance isn't an issue with CWT...

Build Quality is...
That is pretty bad, especially for High End Units...

You don't want any big solderblobs on those Units.
You don't want burned Silicone tubes on those...
You want secured nuts and screws...
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