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Reviewed by: Trevor Flynn [10.23.06]
Manufactured by: Antec, Thermaltake, NZXT, Silverstone, Coolermaster

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Silverstone Strider ST56F 560W

Silverstone has a long history of making quality Power Supplies. Every single Silverstone power supply we have reviewed have been good solid units, and I don't expect that will change today as we look at the Strider ST56F model.

The ST56F has a nice black matte finish and uses a single 120mm fan for exhaust purposes along with a minimally restrictive rear grill. The two 12v raills are listed at a respectable 18A each. The unit is listed as ATX 2.01 compliant but has many of the features of newer ATX 2.2 units including the ESP12V 8-pin CPU connector.

The ST56F is SLI compliant with two PCI-E connections and features an Active PFC along with Universal Input. The unit also boasts efficiency of greater than or equal to 80%.

The main 24-pin motherboard connection, along with the PCI-E and 4 and 8-pin CPU connectors are sheathed while all others are not. All of the connections on the ST56F are black.

The two PCI-E connectors are daisy chained together off of a single cable which helps with cable management for anyone running an SLI system as there is only a single cable that needs to be routed down to the video cards instead of the regular two.

The Silverstone Strider ST56F includes the following connectors

  • 1 20+4-pin ATX connector
  • 8-pin CPU power connector
  • 4-pin CPU power connector
  • 2 x PCI-E 6 pin connectors
  • 6 x standard 4-pin molex connectors
  • 4 x 5-pin SATA connectors
  • 2 x floppy connectors

The Strider ST56F is equiped with Over current protection, Over power protection, Over voltage protection as well as Short circuit and No load operation protection.

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