SilverStone Strider Gold 750W
SilverStone also sent over their PP05 short-cable connector kit with the Strider Gold PSU. The PP05 accessory simply provides a set of shorter cables for their modular power supplies. This was intended for using the Strider Gold 750W with the SilverStone Fortress FT03 enclosure. Using the ST75F-G with PP05 in the FT03 chassis worked out great. However, for load testing purposes, the PSU is a bit overkill with the AMD Fusion E-350 setup running inside the chassis and it not needing anything close to 750 Watts.
Therefore, beyond testing the Strider Gold inside the Fortress FT03, it was also tested on our dual AMD Opteron 2384 setup with the Tyan S2932 motherboard, 4GB of system memory, 160GB Western Digital SATA drive, and an AMD FirePro V8600 graphics card. On the software side was Ubuntu 10.10 with the Linux 2.6.38 kernel.
With this powerful workstation setup, the SilverStone Strider Gold 750W handled the situation just fine. When the Linux AMD Opteron system was loaded up, the Phoronix Test Suite was used to build the Linux kernel while also running the Unigine Heaven benchmark simultaneously (using two Phoronix Test Suite instances). When hammering the system in this manner, the voltages were stable with minimal fluctuation. The voltages were also close at +3.34V, +5.04V, and +12.09V.
While power supplies may not be our key focus at Phoronix or area of expertise, for our purposes, the SilverStone Strider Gold 750W has been working out great and has been running that way for more than a month in different hardware configurations without any problems to speak of.
The SilverStone Strider Gold 750W is great for its fully modular cable design, gold efficiency (87~90%), 750W rating / 850W peak output, and build quality, it does not come cheap. The 750W model is priced at $180 at NewEgg or $160 at Amazon.com. This is a bit expensive relative to other high-performance power supplies, but if this power supply meets your criteria and price is not an issue, the ST75-G should serve you well.
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