Silverstone Adds Three Strider 'Essential' Units To Its PSU Lineup

Silverstone announced three new Strider Essential power supplies. The company now offers 400W, 600W and 700W 80 Plus 230V EU power supplies designed for 24/7 runtime and users on a budget.

Silverstone said that its Strider Essential PSUs are designed to offer “high affordability and great performance.” The three new Strider Essential units feature 80 Plus 230v EU certification, which certifies that they operate with 85 percent efficiency under 230v.

Silverstone said it constructed the new Strider Essential power supplies with components designed for continuous use. The new units support 24/7 operation in environments as warm as 40 degrees C. Silverstone includes a nearly-silent 18dBA 120mm fan to keep the internals at acceptable temperatures.

The new power supplies offer a compact design that makes them easy to fit into small form factor cases. All three PSUs come in the same 150 x 86 x 140 mm housing. Silverstone said that each unit offers high power density ratings—for example, the 700W unit provides 388W per liter.

Silverstone’s Strider Essential series is designed to be affordable, but it still provides everything you need for a full system. Each power supply offers 6- and 8-pin PCIe cables, and the 700W unit provides enough plugs for two graphics cards.

Efficiency
82% ~ 85% at 20% ~ 100% loading
82% ~ 85% at 20% ~ 100% loading
82% ~ 85% at 20% ~ 100% loading
MTBF
100,000 hours
100,000 hours
100,000 hours
Operating temperature
0°C ~ 40°C
0°C ~ 40°C
0°C ~ 40°C
Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Voltage ProtectionOver Voltage ProtectionOver Voltage Protection
Short Circuit Protection Short Circuit Protection Short Circuit Protection
Connectors
1 x 24 / 20-Pin motherboard connector(500mm)
1 x 24 / 20-Pin motherboard connector(500mm)
1 x 24 / 20-Pin motherboard connector(500mm)
1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(750mm)1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(750mm)1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector(750mm)
2 x 8 / 6-Pin PCIE connector("500mm / 150mm" x 2)2 x 8 / 6-Pin PCIE connector("500mm / 150mm" x 2)4 x 8 / 6-Pin PCIE connector("500mm / 150mm" x 2)
4 x SATA connector("500mm / 150mm" x 2)4 x SATA connector("500mm / 150mm" x 2)4 x SATA connector("500mm / 150mm" x 2)
2 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm / 150mm)3 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm) 3 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm) 
1 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm)1 x 4-Pin Floppy connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm / 150mm) 1 x 4-Pin Floppy connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm / 150mm)
1 x 4-Pin Floppy connector(500mm / 150mm / 150mm / 150mm)

Cooling System
Single 120mm silent fan
Single 120mm silent fan
Single 120mm silent fan
Noise Level
18 dBA minimum
18 dBA minimum
18 dBA minimum
Dimension
150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 140 mm (D)
150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 140 mm (D)
150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 140 mm (D)
Weight
1.26 kg
1.41 kg
1.43 kg
Form factor
ATX
ATX
ATX
Certification
80 PLUS
80 PLUS
80 PLUS
Other
Compatible with ATX12V v2.4 Compatible with ATX12V v2.4 Compatible with ATX12V v2.4

The new Strider Essential models will be available on June 14. The 400 W unit will sell for $37.50, the 600W unit will go for $52.47, and the 700W unit is priced at $63.25.

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