Silverstone Strider ST56F 560W PSU

by Greg King on March 15, 2006 in Cases & PSUs

Power supplies are often overlooked when building a system, but they shouldn’t be! The ST56F is a great example of what a PSU should include feature wise. Boasting a 560W power output and 80% efficiency, it’s obvious that this has the fuel to feed to your beefy system.

PSU Specs

Before we get to the tests, let’s take a look at the information that Silverstone has provided on this power supply.

Well, there you have the PSU. How about we see what it can do in real world activities. I will be testing the ST56F in a few different ways. I will play a game or two of Far Cry* and see how it fluctuates as most of you out there reading this are gamers. I will also stress this by cranking up the fan speeds on all my fans, running SuperPi up 32M, accessing both my HDD’s by running HD Tach and playing a song off of the other one. I might as well charge my iPod for good measure.

The system that I am using is the same setup that I have used in all my other reviews. For those of you just joining in, here are the specs: