SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1000-PTS 1000W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

By: Hai Wang
June 28, 2019

In the car enthusiasts' world, having a car with four-digit horsepower is pretty exciting. There are mainly two ways to get a car with four-digit horsepower. The first way is to spend millions of dollars on cars manufactured by manufactures like Bugatti or Koenigsegg. The second way is to contact companies like 4 Piston Racing to get a pre-built K series engine rated above a thousand horsepower for your Honda Accord, which will cost you about ten thousand dollars. Both ways allow you get a thousand horsepower car, while each of them has its own pros and cons. The first method costs much higher than the second one, but the good thing is you can legally drive your thousand horsepower car on public roads, whereas the second method may get your car impounded due to illegal modifications. Although not every one of us have the chance of owning a thousand horsepower car, it is fairly easy to get a power supply with four-digit power rating, and in some ways, that is also quite exciting. For today's review item, the SilverStone Strider Platinum ST1000-PTS 1000W power supply unit, not only does it have kilowatt-level power output, it is also the smallest ATX PSU with a thousand watts power output... in the world. It seems this product has everything we desire as a power supply unit -- it is both powerful and compact. Now, here comes the question, is it a good power supply unit overall, both internally and externally, other than being small and powerful? Let us read on and find out!

Today’s review unit was shipped from Chino, California, USA to us here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Chino is the location of SilverStone’s office in North America. You can see the parcel is generally in good shape, therefore there is no need to be nervous about the safety of whatever is inside the box. After more than a thousand miles of transportation, I can only see a small dent on the top left corner, so props to FedEx and their Ground service.

After pulling the review unit out of the shipping box, we can get a closer looker at the retail package. The overall design of the package is quite standard. You can see SilverStone's company name and logo printed at the top right side of the box. A photo of the power supply unit is shown at the left side of the box. If you just look at the picture of the product, you already know it is a full modular power supply unit. To the right of the product photo, there is the text, “Strider Platinum Series 1000W ST1000-PTS”, which indicates how much power it can deliver. The product’s most distinctive feature, "The world's smallest kilowatt-level ATX power supply", is clearly printed below the product's name, and an 80 Plus Platinum certified label is on the right side of the box. All the features of this power supply unit are located at the bottom of the box. Generally speaking, the retail package design does its job. By just glancing at the package shortly, customers can easily find the most important information about this product, which is its form factor and supported power output.

Before digging into details, let us take a look at the specifications of the Strider Platinum ST1000-PTS 1000W, as obtained from the manufacturer's website:

Model No.: SST-ST1000-PTS
Max. DC Output: 1000W
Power density: 554W per liter
Color: Black (lead-free paint)
Combined +3.3V & +5V: 120W
Combined +12V: 996W
Input Voltage: 90 ~ 264V
Input Frequency Range: 47Hz ~ 63Hz
PFC: Active PFC (PF>0.9 at full load)
Efficiency: 89%~92% at 20%~100% loading
MTBF: 100,000 hours
Operating temperature: 0 ~ 40°C
- Over Current Protection
- Over Power Protection
- Over Voltage Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Under Voltage Protection
- Over Temperature Protection
- 1 x 24 / 20-Pin motherboard connector (600mm)
- 1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector (550mm)
- 1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector (750mm)
- 8 x 8 / 6-Pin PCIE connector (550mm/150mm X4)
- 8 x SATA connector (600mm /150mm / 150mm / 150mm x 2)
- 6 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector (600mm / 150mm / 150mm x 2)
- 2 x 4-Pin Floppy adapter connector (150mm x 2)
Cooling System: Single 120mm HYB fan
Form factor: ATX
Noise Level: 18 dBA minimum
Dimension: 150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 140 mm (D) / 5.91" (W) x 3.39" (H) x 5.51" (D)
Weight: 1.98 kg
Certification: 80 PLUS Titanium
Other: Compatible with ATX12V v2.4

Opening the box, you can see all the things you would expect from a power supply unit package. There is a power supply unit itself, of course, and a set of accessories. It is worth mentioning inside of the box, the power supply unit is protected by two pieces of foam brackets. Since it is a fully modular power supply unit, the cables are separately held inside a black box. The box is pretty heavy, which means there are quite a few thick cables inside. There is a magnetic dust filter provided; the installation instructions and some manuals are contained in the retail box as well. You can also find a bag of screws and zip-ties for you to install it in your computer case with some cable management to boot.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Minor Tests and Conclusion