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SilverStone Strider ST405 400W

Michael Larabel

Published on 9 October 2005
Written by Michael Larabel
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Conclusion:

To sum up our findings from the SilverStone Technology ST405 400W, we were impressed by the Strider in nearly all aspects. However, with these impressions also came a few minor areas in which we weren't so pleased. Unfortunately, the ST405 fails to sleeve all of their cables or alternatively to use a modular cable design in order to help alleviate some of the cabling mess inside the system. Introduced into the latest ST60F is just that, in addition to its 600W output there is a new modular design for the Strider series. Another minor area that SilverStone has room to improve is including additional useful information into their manuals, but of course, the included manual is generic to all Strider models. The final area that was disappointing was the weak +12V rail that was well below its theoretical voltage in our idle and load testing. On the plus side, the Zinc surface is phenomenal when it comes to appearance and quality. Another positive note is the single 120mm fan cooling the PSU was able to do so effectively and quietly in our tests. Outside of the immediate area of the power supply, we were barely able to hear the device running. Even though the ST405 is unable to adequately run any CrossFire or SLI setup due to its Wattage and Amperage, its design certainly makes it suitable for use in a low or mid-range system and sticking to its quiet performance and ideal voltages.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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