Final Thoughts and Conclusions
The SilverStone Strider Platinum Series 1000W power supply performed very well during our testing. We found the overall efficiency of the power supply to be excellent and easily meets the rigorous 80 Plus Platinum criteria for high efficiency, even while operating on 120 VAC and at elevated temperatures.
The voltage regulation delivered by the ST1000-PT is also very good across the board. All of the main DC outputs stayed well within SilverStone’s claimed ±3% range with the three primary rails measuring ±2%. AC ripple and noise suppression is also very good. The power supply is silent at low power levels and remains very quiet through mid-power operation. Only at the full 100% load did the fan noise really become noticeable. The ST1000-PT comes with a very good assortment of all-modular, ribbon-style cables with two ATX12V 4+4 pin/EPS 8-pin, and six PCI-E connectors for multiple graphic card support, each on their own cable.
Bottom line, the SilverStone Platinum Series 1000W power supply delivered very good performance and deserves serious consideration if you need a lot of power for your next build.
MSRP for the SilverStone Platinum Series high output power supplies:
• SilverStone ST1000-PT (1000W): $189.99 USD
• SilverStone ST1200-PT (1200W): $239.99 USD
• 1000W or 1200W continuous DC output
• Excellent efficiency (80 Plus Platinum certified)
• Very good voltage regulation (±2% confirmed)
• Clean DC outputs with low AC ripple/noise
• Very quiet operation below ~60% load
• All-modular cable design with flat ribbon-style cables
• Universal AC input with Active PFC
• 5-Year warranty
• Modular 6-pin peripheral cable could accidentally be plugged into an 8-pin EPS connector
• Standard enclosure measures 180mm (7.1”) deep
SilverStone Strider Platinum Series 1000W Power Supply
I would like to thank our friends at SilverStone for sending us the Platinum Series 1000W PSU to review – thank you!
Edit 12-27-2016: In response to a question posed by one of our observant readers, we went back and checked all three SilverStone Strider Platinum Series power supplies we have reviewed (ST55F-PT, ST85F-PT, and the ST1000-PT) to see if it was possible to accidentally plug one of the modular cables into a connector it was not intended for. We found that none of the connectors on the four compact chassis models (550W thru 850W) could be inadvertently mixed up. However, for the two high-power models (1000W and 1200W) it is "possible" to plug one of the 6-pin peripheral cables into either of the 8-pin EPS slots because of the extra wide key slot.
I contacted SilverStone and asked why the key slots were made over sized on the 8-pin EPS connectors and they said that was a carry-over from earlier models and was done to allow either end of the cable to be plugged in (the 4+4 pin end has double keys). They also informed me that this was an oversight on their part and have issued an engineering change order to correct the issue on future product runs. Any damage caused, even though it was accidental, would be covered under warranty.
While I feel it is very unlikely that anyone would actually do this, it is nice to see a manufacture willing to admit their mistake, take quick corrective action, and stand behind their product.
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.