The Strider Plus 1000W is a great power supply, which will certainly help Silverstone build a good reputation in this sector. As with all Silverstone products, the appearance is first class, the black matt paint and embossed logo really enhance the appearance.
The modular design is stellar, and the colour coded connectors and quality cables give the feeling that this product will last a long time. Being a fully modular implementation means that there will be no cables taking up space inside a chassis when they aren’t needed.
On a technical level the product meets 80 Plus Silver Certification although it was very close in our testing. Noise suppression is excellent across the +12V output, peaking at 45mV when under full load. +3.3V and +5V noise suppression isn’t quite as impressive, but they still fall within the rated specifications, so we have no reason to flag it as a problem even if we are used to seeing slightly better results.
The kicker is the price, because we can’t believe that a quality 1000W power supply such as this is retailing for only £120 in the UK. This is a fantastic price point to achieve and if I was buying a power supply myself today, this would certainly be right at the top of my list.
- Fully modular design
- very high power output for demanding SLI and CF systems
- great appearance
- Internal design is good
- price point is fantastic
- +3.3V and +5V noise suppression could be better
Kitguru says: For the price, this is one of the best power supplies on the market, especially if you have a high output demand.