We would like to thank Silverstone for supplying the review sample.
Silverstone was founded in 2003 and from the beginning they participated in the PSU market along with the manufacturing of chassis and cooling products. Nowadays they have an extended range of PSU products that address all user categories, from mainstream to high-end. Recently they introduced their new flagship series, named Strider Gold Evolution. The units of this series are based on the previous models of the Strider Gold series but some modifications and various component changes/upgrades were made to provide a minor boost in efficiency and performance.
The most notable differences in the new Striders are the use of Silverstone's Air Penetrator fan and a bundled magnetic fan filter which greatly reduces dust buildup inside the PSU. A simple but clever idea which we see the first time in a PSU.
The new Strider Gold Evolution series consists of four units with capacities ranging from 750W to 1200W. Today we will review the 1000W model (ST1000-G Evolution). Briefly this unit has 80 Plus Gold efficiency, features a fully modular cabling design, utilizes Japan made capacitors in its APFC circuit and has a single +12V rail. Finally this unit, along with the rest of the Strider Evolution series, is compatible with Silverstone's PP05 short cable kit so if you use this PSU in a smaller case you will have the chance to do better and easier cable management.