Cold Test Results

For the testing of PSUs, we are using high precision electronic loads with a maximum power draw of 2700 Watts, a Rigol DS5042M  40 MHz oscilloscope, an Extech 380803 power analyzer, two high precision UNI-T UT-325 digital thermometers, an Extech HD600 SPL meter, a self-designed hotbox and various other bits and parts. For a thorough explanation of our testing methodology and more details on our equipment, please refer to our How We Test PSUs - 2014 Pipeline post.

The conversion efficiency of the Strider Titanium 600W PSU at room temperature is very high, suitable for a Titanium rating at 115VAC, but it misses the 80Plus Titanium certification for an input voltage of 230VAC. For 80Plus Titanium units under 230VAC input, the directive dictates that the unit should have an efficiency of at least 96% under 50% load, a figure that cannot be reached with a slightly augmented 80Plus Platinum platform. The average efficiency is 92.9% within the nominal load range (20% to 100% of the unit's capacity) and reaches up to 94.8% at 50% load. The efficiency at just 5% load remains above 80%.

Enhance’s platform does not have a “semi-fanless” control method, meaning that the fan starts as soon as the PSU is turned on. The speed of the fan increases almost linearly alongside with the load. In room temperature however, it barely becomes audible for loads above 450-500 Watts, reaching a maximum of 38.6 dB(A) at full capacity. The temperature readings are also in line with the high efficiency of the PSU, barely surpassing 50 °C under maximum load. 

The SilverStone Strider ST60F-TI Titanium 600W PSU Hot Test Results
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  • Kaboose - Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - link

    I just want to say while it is only slightly better than platinum, Titanium is the only spec that requires 10% load levels to count for the efficiency. There are plenty of platinum units that have no issue at 10% load, but there are a few that go a decent way below 90% efficiency at 10% load. But since that isn't part of the platinum spec it doesn't get touched on often.
  • DanNeely - Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - link

    True; but the savings from increased efficiency there are much smaller. Going from 70 to 80 to 90% at 50W changes from 21 to 12 to 6W of losses. The 6W improvement from 80 to 90% is the equivalent of going from 94% to 96% at 300W. There's some value in it (especially in weeding out the worst of the worst); but there're probably bigger gains to be had improving the idle power characteristics of the rest of the system.
  • ipkh - Friday, July 29, 2016 - link

    Why aren't you testing all the compliance percents on titanium units? Theyou should have high efficiency at 10% load as well. Other sites are doing much more detailed reviews of PSUsnew and it's a shame you guys aren't being as thorough. I generally expect more from you guys.
  • DanNeely - Friday, July 29, 2016 - link

    Look at the graph. They do test that low; nut putting all points in a table's unwieldy.
  • Termie - Friday, July 29, 2016 - link

    Interesting review, falls in line with what others have said about Silverstone's Titanium line.

    As an FYI, you used the very same box shot three times in this article, twice in a row on the first page, and again in the conclusion. That was either an error or an editing oversight. And frankly, box shots just aren't a very good way to represent the product you're reviewing. How about a photo of the power supply on the first and last pages instead?
  • Freakie - Friday, July 29, 2016 - link

    The Ripple on this unit is really horrible for such a high efficiency power supply. That alone would instantly disqualify it if I was searching for a new PSU.
  • Synomenon - Friday, July 29, 2016 - link

    Been using this PSU in an ITX gaming PC since April. It's the only ATX PSU I've owned that does not have any coil whine. It's very quiet.
  • philipma1957 - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - link

    I have two of the 700 watt models.
    I mine Eth coin with the builds.

    So I run 24/7/365 at 500 watts. Same build using the cosair ax760 plat pulls 510 watts. So 10 watts is 7.2 kwatts per month or $1.30 per month. (18 cent power) that is $15.60 per year.
    The silverstone is 155 the corsair is 150. But this only works if you are mining 24/7/365

    Also no power switch is simply wrong and warranty is 3 years. vs the corsair 7 year.

    So for most users the corsair ax 760 plat is the better choice
  • tonyou - Monday, August 1, 2016 - link

    SilverStone has already updated their Strider Titanium and Platinum series PSUs to 5 years earlier this year.
  • GeneralTom - Saturday, July 30, 2016 - link

    Which ATX 12V Standard does it support?

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