SilverStone is a well known brand for high-quality (and expensive) cases. Beyond that they offer a large selection of power supplies. They have SFX-PSUs for HTPCs, redundant PSUs for server and workstations, and standard ATX PSUs for "normal" PCs. Today we take a look at a product from the latter category. The SilverStone Strider Plus 500W is a fully modular PSU with 80 Plus Bronze certification, going for a very affordable $60. That sounds interesting so far, so let us see if the internal design and measurements can satisfy.

SilverStone Strider Plus 500W - Specifications Internal Design
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  • TegiriNenashi - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    I might need PS to build Ivy Bridge system next year, and 500 W PS is an overkill. What is that processor power envelope, like 50 W? Add 100 W for discrete videocard, 10 W for HD, and 10 W for MB (I'm generous in the latest two cases here). What is available in 300W range? Reply
  • iamkyle - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    ...another PSU I will never be able to compare against others.

    Seriously, look at all other Anandtech articles. Well written, plenty of comprehensive background to help the reader paint a better picture of the particular device, and plenty of data available to compare anything reviewed against it.

    Every single power supply review in recent memory has been absolutely absurd. I'm seriously tired of seeing bland reviews that really tell me nothing every time Anandtech gets a new unit. Why does a site such as this tolerate a clear lack of vision in this section of reviews?

    Before I get naysayers saying "well if you're so certain you could write a better one, then do it yourself" - DONE. Done and done. Anything to stem the tide of sub-par PSU reviewing.
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  • AssBall - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - link

    I recently got an Antec Basiq BP550 Plus for $60. It is 80 Plus and modular, and is nicely packaged. I don't know if Antec uses cheap components too, but I trust the brand. It seems pretty quiet and there's a three year warranty. It would be a good one to review, Martin, if you have the chance. Reply
  • Martin Kaffei - Monday, October 17, 2011 - link

    I asked for some cheap Antec PSUs, especially Earth Watts.
    In the end we got a HCP 750W...
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