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SilverStone Strider Titanium ST60F-TI PSU Review

SilverStone released its first Titanium PSU series, which is made by Enhance Electronics. The smallest Strider Titanium unit will be under our scope today. Besides high efficiency it also offers compact dimensions and a fully modular cable design.

Ripple Measurements

To learn how we measure ripple, please click here.

The following table includes the ripple levels we measured on the ST60F-TI's rails. The limits, according to the ATX specification, are 120mV (+12V) and 50mV (5V, 3.3V and 5VSB).

Test12V5V3.3V5VSBPass/Fail
10% Load21.5mV8.0mV14.5mV5.0mVPass
20% Load23.1mV8.6mV16.0mV5.0mVPass
30% Load29.9mV9.6mV20.9mV5.9mVPass
40% Load36.9mV10.6mV18.8mV7.0mVPass
50% Load42.7mV11.2mV20.1mV7.9mVPass
60% Load51.0mV14.1mV23.2mV8.9mVPass
70% Load58.4mV23.0mV38.6mV17.1mVPass
80% Load64.6mV24.6mV43.6mV17.6mVPass
90% Load69.0mV18.7mV36.9mV10.4mVPass
100% Load74.7mV19.7mV30.0mV11.2mVPass
110% Load81.5mV21.2mV30.2mV12.2mVPass
Cross-Load 124.3mV9.2mV16.6mV5.0mVPass
Cross-Load 273.7mV19.6mV28.1mV10.7mVPass
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The secondary side could use more filtering caps, though that'd result in higher energy losses. This is why ripple suppression on the +12V rail is mediocre. The same goes for the 3.3V rail, where strangely enough ripple peaks during the 80% load test. On the contrary, ripple suppression on the 5V and 5VSB rails is pretty good. 

Ripple Oscilloscope Screenshots

The following oscilloscope screenshots illustrate the AC ripple and noise registered on the main rails (+12V, 5V, 3.3V and 5VSB). The bigger the fluctuations on the screen, the bigger the ripple/noise. We set 0.01V/Div (each vertical division/box equals 0.01V) as the standard for all measurements.

Ripple At Full Load

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Ripple At 110-Percent Load

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Ripple At Cross-Load 1

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Ripple At Cross-Load 2

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