Introduction to the SilverStone 850 Watt Strider Gold
While technology's progress has actually made PC components require less power to operate, that only applies to running the bare necessities. For you or me, the gamers and enthusiasts of the computing world, each PC build seems to be requiring more and more power. A lot of it purely has to do with the amount of components we throw into the system, but a more important reason is to allow for the sophisticated components we want to put in the rig to operate stably. When we are purchasing all the high end components like video cards and motherboard a good power supply is definitely needed no matter than the slight increase over the second best thing. So that means that we have to pour more money into our power supplies, but before we blindly go about that we first have to research as to what is currently on the market.
SilverStone, who is one of the premier power supply and case manufacturers in the industry, has released another power supply in their award winning Strider series. The new model has an 850 watt rating, fitting nicely in with the others that range from 750 to 1200 watts, all of which possessing the 80PLUS Gold certification. All the talk today when it comes to power supplies is their efficiency, and with a Gold rating we are instantly assured 87-90% efficiency at 20-100% load.
SilverStone's take on the 850 Watt Strider Gold
To meet the ever higher requirements imbued by professional users and enthusiasts alike, SilverStone created the Strider Gold series power supplies. The Strider Gold models are built on similar platform as the award-winning Strider Plus series but with even higher efficiency ratings. The Strider Gold series will encompass wattage range from 750W to 1200W for a great variety of applications. In addition to 80 PLUS Gold level efficiency, all models are built to meet very high standards in electrical performance so they have ±3% voltage regulation, ±3% ripple & noise, and high amperage single +12V rail. Other notable features also included are 24/7 40℃ continuous output capability, Japanese capacitors, low-noise 135mm fan, and multiple sets of PCI-E cables. For users looking for a power supply with faultless combination of performance, efficiency, and quality, there is no need to look beyond the Strider Gold Series.