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SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 33,773 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: August 29, 2011
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Introduction
Hardware Secrets Silver Award

The SilverStone Strider Plus is a power supply series with a full modular cabling, with models ranging from 500 W to 1,000 W. The 500 W and 600 W models have 80 Plus Bronze certification, while the 750 W, 850 W, and 1,000 W models have 80 Plus Silver certification. We’ve already reviewed the 750 W model, which received our Golden Award. Let’s see if the more inexpensive 500 W model is also a good buy.

While the 750 W model we’ve reviewed was manufactured by Enhance Electronics, the 500 W model is manufactured by FSP.

SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W power supply
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Figure 1: SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W power supply

SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W power supply
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Figure 2: SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W power supply

The SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W is 5.5” (140 mm) deep, using a 120 mm ball bearing fan on its bottom (Yate Loon D12BH-12).

As mentioned, this unit has a full modular cabling system, meaning that even the main motherboard cable can be removed from the power supply. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector, 21.6” (55 cm) long
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 21.6” (55 cm) long
  • One cable with one six-pin connector and one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 21.6” (55 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • Two cables, each with three SATA power connectors, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • One cable with three standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors

All wires are 18 AWG, except the wires on the main motherboard cable, which are 16 AWG (i.e., thicker), which is very nice to see on a 500 W power supply.

The cable configuration is excellent for a 500 W product, with six SATA power connectors and two video card power connectors.

SilverStone Strider Plus 500 W power supply
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Figure 3: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.

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