|Silverstone SST-ST1000-G Evolution Features & Specs|
|Max. DC Output||1000W (1100W Peak)|
|Efficiency||80 PLUS Gold|
|Operating temperature||0°C - 40°C|
|Protections||Over Voltage Protection|
Under Voltage Protection
Over Current Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Short Circuit Protection
No Load Protection
|Cooling||139mm Air Penetrator fan with fluid dynamic bearing (17 - 28dBA)|
|Dimensions||150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 180 mm (D)|
|Compliance||ATX12V v2.3, EPS 2.92|
|Price at time of review (exc. VAT)||$213.99|
The max operating temperature is restricted to 40°C but since the unit features Over Temperature Protection we will let the ambient inside the hotbox go higher than this. The unit features all modern protections and in addition it has "No Load Protection", which simply turns off the PSU once no load is present on the DC outputs. Silverstone's Air Penetrator fan is running in this unit and promises high performance, long lifespan and low noise output.
Silverstone states that they reprogrammed the fan controller to enable lower fan speed at any given loading condition compared to the predecessor Strider Gold units. The dimensions of the unit are normal for its capacity and the same applies to its weight too. Finally the price tag is good for the particular category but the warranty period is kind of short for a high-end unit since the competition provides five to seven years.
|Silverstone SST-ST1000-G Evolution Power Specs|
|Total Max. Power||1000W|
There is a single +12V rail which can deliver almost the full power of the unit. The minor rails are pretty strong, for today's standards, at 150W combined and the 5VSB rail has enough power with 3.5A max.
Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution
|ATX connector (550mm)||20+4 pin|
|4+4 pin EPS12V (750mm)||1|
|4+4 pin EPS12V (550mm)||1|
|6+2 pin PCIe (550mm)||2|
|6+2 pin PCIe (550mm) / 6 pin PCIe (+150mm)||2 / 2|
|4 pin Molex (600mm+150mm+150mm) / FDD (+150mm)||6 / 2|
All cables are modular and fully sleeved. The PCIe cables are equipped with extra filtering capacitors for even cleaner +12V output to the VGA(s). In total there are four 6+2 pin PCIe connectors and two 6 pin ones. We would prefer all to be 6+2 pin. The number of SATA connectors is sufficient although we have seen 1kW units with more, while the peripheral connectors will easily cover every modern system. Regarding cable length, the 24 pin ATX along with the shorter of the two EPS cables ideally should be 50mm longer. The same goes for all PCIe connectors too, 50mm more length would be highly preferable. Thankfully the distance among all connectors is the right one according to ATX spec. The PCIe and the EPS connectors use thicker 16AWG gauges for decreased resistance in high currents and lower voltage drops. Also the +12V wires on the 24 pin ATX connector have 16AWG size. All other connectors use the standard 18AWG wires.
Since this PSU features a single +12V rail we do not have anything to comment about its power distribution.