SilverStone's Strider Essential Gold PSUs Revealed

SilverStone's Strider Essential Gold series of PSUs have been revealed, and they do exactly what the name implies – provide you with just the essentials of a power supply, and nothing more.

The power supplies' power envelopes range from 500 W to 700 W, and they are all 80 Plus Gold certified. The units are built with a single powerful 12 V rail. All the expected safety features are provided, including OCP, OPP, OVP, UVP, OTP and SCP.

Physically, the units are only 14 cm in length – quite short. Cooling of the units is taken care of by a large fan that is built with ceramic bearings and should normally operate with a noise level of only 18 dBA.

So there you have it; a simple, efficient, quiet, and probably affordable power supply. There was no word yet on what the ST50F-ESG, ST60F-ESG and ST70F-ESG units would cost in the U.S., but European street pricing ranges from about €80 to €100.

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • RedJaron
    Who will actually be manufacturing these?
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  • DarkSable
    Attractive size... now if only we could get a 550w SFX psu!(especially one that didn't sound like a hurricane.)
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  • deadlockedworld
    Agree that the manufacturer is the most important element. If its Seasonic I would purchase immediately. I need a small one for the HTPC!
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  • ko888
    12926763 said:
    Who will actually be manufacturing these?
    FSP Group. Looks like it's based on the FSP AURUM S Series platform.
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  • RedJaron
    12928625 said:
    12926763 said:
    Who will actually be manufacturing these?
    FSP Group. Looks like it's based on the FSP AURUM S Series platform.
    That's what I'm hoping for, but they have other OEMs in the Strider line as well. The Strider Gold series is all done by Enhance. Will the Essentail Gold also fall to them?
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  • ko888
    High Power (a.k.a. Sirtec or Sirfa) was used exclusively for all of the previous models of the SilverStone Strider Essential Series. The new BRONZE efficiency models (i.e. ST60F-ESB and ST70F-ESB) in this series are still being made by Sirtec.
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  • ko888
    12928717 said:
    12928625 said:
    12926763 said:
    Who will actually be manufacturing these?
    FSP Group. Looks like it's based on the FSP AURUM S Series platform.
    That's what I'm hoping for, but they have other OEMs in the Strider line as well. The Strider Gold series is all done by Enhance. Will the Essentail Gold also fall to them?
    You're talking about the Strider Gold S which is a completely different series than the Strider Essential Series mentioned in this article.
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  • RedJaron
    12928793 said:
    You're talking about the Strider Gold S which is a completely different series than the Strider Essential Series mentioned in this article.
    I know this was talking about the Strider Essential Gold line. I'm saying the Strider Gold line ( sans "Essential" ) was made by Enhance, while the Strider Essential ( sans "Gold" ) was completely Sirtec. Saying FSP was making the new product line when two other OEMs made the "parent" lines had me wondering, especially when the picture in the article doesn't have the Aurum's signature hexagonal grill and arrow mesh.
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  • ko888
    12928893 said:
    ... Saying FSP was making the new product line when two other OEMs made the "parent" lines had me wondering, especially when the picture in the article doesn't have the Aurum's signature hexagonal grill and arrow mesh.
    "the Aurum's signature hexagonal grill" is an FSP trademark. Why would SilverStone infringe on that trademark or pay a licensing fee for the use of it when it has no functional advantage?

    SilverStone, as FSP's customer, can specify whatever they want for appearance of the PSU shell as well as the components quality. All of XFX's PSUs are made by Seasonic but they all don't look like Seasonic units.

    EVGA's Nex650G and Nex750G are made by FSP and are based on the FSP AURUM platform. They don't look anything like the equivalent FSP model.
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  • frank the tank
    from what I know SIlverstone units are made by Enhance (there are a few exceptions though)
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