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SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: April 25, 2008
Page: 2 of 10
A Look Inside The Strider ST50F
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We decided to disassemble this power supply to see what it looks like inside, how it is designed, and what components are used. Please read our Anatomy of Switching Power Supplies tutorial to understand how a power supply works and to compare this power supply to others.

This page will be an overview, and then in the following pages we will discuss in detail the quality and ratings of the components used.

This power supply uses the same project as Zalman ZM360B-APS and ZM460B-APS power supplies, as you can see comparing Figure 4 to Figure 5.

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply
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Figure 4: SilverStone Strider ST50F overall look.

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply
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Figure 5: Zalman ZM360B-APS overall look.

One interesting thing about this power supply is that it uses its housing as an extension to the secondary heatsink, as you can see in Figure 6. The manufacturer used thermal grease between the secondary heatsink and the power supply housing.

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply
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Figure 6: The power supply housing is also used as a heatsink.

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply
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Figure 7: Overall look.

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply
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Figure 8: Overall look.

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