SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power Supply Review

Hardware Secrets Silver Award

A Look Inside The Strider ST50F

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 SupplyFigure 4: SilverStone Strider ST50F overall look.

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

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power SupplyFigure 7: Overall look.

SilverStone Strider ST50F 500 W Power SupplyFigure 8: Overall look.

Hot Deals

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.

Share This Post On
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our website.

You have been added to our newsletter!