SilverStone ST1000-PTS Power Supply Review: Downsizing To The Extreme

Why you can trust Tom's Hardware Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Performance, Noise & Efficiency

Performance Rating

Click to see more results

The overall performance that the SilverStone ST1000-PTS achieves is low; clearly this unit cannot meet the competition in the 1000W capacity.

Noise Rating

The graph below depicts the cooling fan's average noise over the PSU's operating range, with an ambient temperature between 30 to 32 degrees Celsius (86 to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Click to see more results

Despite its compact dimensions, the high power density and the 120mm fan, the ST1000-PTS manages to keep its overall noise output low.

Efficiency Rating

The following graph shows the PSU's average efficiency throughout its operating range with an ambient temperature close to 30 degrees Celsius.

Click to see more results

This is a highly efficient platform, but as it seems Enhance Electronics had to sacrifice performance in other areas, to achieve this.

MORE: Best Power Supplies

MORE: How We Test Power Supplies

MORE: All Power Supply Content

Contributing Editor

Aris Mpitziopoulos is a Contributing Editor at Tom's Hardware US, covering PSUs.