SilverStone Strider Gold 650 W Power Supply Review

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Introduction

SilverStone released a series of power supplies with the 80 Plus Gold certification and a fully modular cabling system, with 550 W, 650 W, and 1,000 W versions, dubbed the Strider Gold. Let’s see if the 650 W model, also known as SST-ST65F-G, deserves our recommendation.

This power supply is manufactured by Enhance.

SilverStone Strider Gold 650wFigure 1: SilverStone Strider Gold 650 W power supply

SilverStone Strider Gold 650wFigure 2: SilverStone Strider Gold 650 W power supply

The SilverStone Strider Gold 650 W is only 5.5” (140 mm) deep. It uses a 120 mm sleeve-bearing fan on its bottom (ADDA AD1212MS-A71GL).

SilverStone Strider Gold 650wFigure 3: Fan

The modular cabling system from this power supply has eight connectors: one for the main motherboard power connector, one for ATX12V/EPS12V connectors, two for video card connectors, and four for peripheral and SATA connectors. 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
  • Two cables, each with two six/eight-pin connectors for video cards, 22” (56 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • Two cables, each with four SATA power connectors, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • Two cables, each with three peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 19.7” (50 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors

The main motherboard cable, the ATX12V/EPS12V cable, and the video card cables use thicker, 16 AWG wires, which is excellent. The SATA and peripheral cables use 18 AWG wires, which is the minimum recommended gauge.

The number of connectors is excellent for a 650 W power supply, allowing you to install up to two high-end video cards that require two auxiliary power connectors each.

SilverStone Strider Gold 650wFigure 4: Cables

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

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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