A Detailed Look
The SilverStone Platinum Series 1000W power supply enclosure is painted with a black hammer-tone finish and trimmed with a white logo and nameplate. The chassis measures 180mm (7.1”) deep. The back panel includes an AC receptacle, master power On-Off switch and an open honey-comb grill for good airflow.
The power supply uses a Hong Hua 140mm fan for cooling. The fan (HA1425H12B-Z) is rated for 0.50A at 12 VDC and features dual ball bearings for long life. The ST1000-PT power supply features an intelligent fan controller that allows semi-fanless operation. The fan does not start spinning until the power supply reaches approximately 40% load.
Included with the power supply is one of SilverStone’s own FF141 fan filters. The 140mm square dust filter incorporates magnets in the frame to hold it in place on steel chassis or it can be attached with screws.
The front panel on the 1000W PSU incorporates seventeen modular cable connectors, all nicely labelled and color coded. The power supply comes with little covers over most of the connectors. During installation, you can just uncover the connectors you need and leave any unused connectors covered for a clean look.
All of the modular cables are flat ribbon-style to assist with neat cable routing and to help maximize airflow.
Edit: One note of caution however. If you are not paying attention when you plug the modular cables into the PSU, it is possible to plug one of the 6-pin peripheral cables into either of the 8-pin EPS slots.
Under the Hood
Here are a few pictures showing the layout and components inside Platinum Series 1000W power supply. SilverStone is using Enhance Electronics as the OEM for the Platinum Series (ST1000-PT and ST1200-PT). The overall layout, soldering, and build quality all look very good.
The power supply features a modern circuit design to deliver very high efficiency and uses DC-to-DC converters to produce the +3.3V and +5V rails from the +12V output.
All of capacitors used inside the PSU are high-quality with a good mix of electrolytic and solid polymer caps used throughout. For example, the two main primary capacitors are made by Nippon Chemi-Con (KMR) and rated for 390uF, 450V and 105°C each.
Silverstone is pretty
Silverstone is pretty quality. I buy their PSUs exclusively and recommend them to my friends.
Decent review but could be
Decent review but could be better.
Just “eyeballing” the modular connectors using the Hi-Res pictures on Silverstone’s own web site suggests some of the modular cables can be plugged into connectors they are not meant to be connnected to.
Why would anyone do this? Hey! It happens. People get rushed to play with “the new toy” or they don’t look carefully at the power supply in a dark PC case or “tightly packed Pc case” and end up forcing the cable into the wrong connector while cursing out the “bleeping computer”.
Next, this power unit has cables with “those obsolete connectors” on them. What do I mean? Those obsolete 4-pin floppy power connectors. It is hard to tell from the pictures here and on Silverstone’s web site if “those obsolete connectors” are on their own modular cable or attached to the end of some other cable.
Finally, like another commenter once pointed out here a few weeks ago. “Is it Haswell certified?”
Hey Lee! Step up your product reviewing game. This review seemed like too much of a “softball” that was tossed at Silverstone. Maybe some “investigative journalist” shhould look into the potential relationship between Silverstone, PCP and Lee? Just sayin….
ATX or peripheral power
ATX or peripheral power cannot be plugged into PCIe power (which is blue) due to the connecter being different and its color coded anyway. Cables on the end of the psu are hardly the only thing that can be plugged into something wrong if you are stupid and force it so its really a non issue.
If you looked at the pictures on the review its obvious that 4 pin floppy is attached to each of the molex harnesses.
Almost all of silverstones PSUs were stated as haswell certified back when that news ware relevent. It would be incredibly stupid if they were to go backwards. If you actually read the review and looked at the voltage charts provided and were aware of the of the conditions of haswell compatability (No 12V rail running out of spec) which this PSU is well within you might realise that this isnt even as issue.
In answer to your question
In answer to your question about the possibility of accidentally plugging one of the modular cables into a connector it was not intended for, please see the edits I added to page 3 and page 6. Thanks for pointing this out.