SilverStone Strider Gold S V2 750W – Cool Your PC Down

S-V2-750W

SilverStone has a rich portfolio of power supplies, and many of them specialty compact dimensions. It’s pretty obvious that this company is after high power density scores in every power supply it releases, and the second version of the ST75F GS boasts 415-W per liter in that metric.

S-V2-750W

The compact dimensions of these units do not allow for optimal airflow inside. Hence, SilverStone had to lower its temperature rating. The ATX spec recommends 50 °C for continuous max power output, a temperature level that as acknowledged is quite high even for cases with substandard internal airflow. Meanwhile, we conduct our tests somewhere between 45 °C and 50 °C in order to stress the PSUs without damaging them.

There’s just one EPS cable, regrettably, and we count that as a major con on a modern 750W PSU. Conversely, the number of PCIe connectors you get is adequate; the same goes for the peripheral connectors. Certainly, there are some similar-capacity PSUs with more; however, given that this PSU will most likely be installed in a small chassis, the number of included SATA and peripheral connectors should sufficient.

SilverStone’s top priority in the power supply space is offering the highest possible power density in any form factor. The company believes there is a future in tiny systems built into equally compact enclosures. Hence the PSU has to shrink as well.

The EPS lead is a lengthy 76-cm. In a small chassis, you will probably have a difficult time hiding that much cabling. This has to be the only time we’ve ever suggested a shorter EPS cable. Eventually, the EPS and PCIe connectors use 16 gauge wires for lower voltage drops, while the rest are 18 gauge.

Opinion

If you need the smallest 750W PSU money can buy today then the ST75F GS V2 is one of the very few selections you have.