SilverStone Strider 1500w

9.9 Overall Score

Opening the PSU, we first see the fan:

A big 11 bladed 14cm Young Lin Tech Co. fan. As discovered later in our testing, it is very quiet in operation.

The Strider 1500w is an Enhance Electronics design. Enhance Electronics is mainly a manufacturer of server and workstation power supplies. In that application, the power supplies must be 100% reliable. For this reason, the company has gained a reputation for reliability. We expect nothing less from this unit.

This picture is somewhat deceiving in that the heatsinks look to be of a mediocre size. In actuality, this entire PSU is giant. The heatsinks are of more than adequate size.

In this picture, we can see the backplane of the modular connectors. Very neat soldering.

Here we can see some of the primary capacitors. There are FOUR of them. All of them are Nippon Chemicon- an excellent Japanese brand.

The secondary capacitors in the unit are of two different types. Some are solid polymer type, while the others come from a Chinese manufacturer- Teapo. Teapo is a midrange capacitor supplier that will no doubt work fine. In this price range though, we’d rather they stick to all Japanese capacitors.

Overall, the interior components seem to be of good quality.

 

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