SilverStone Strider Platinum 750W Power Supply Review

Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise and Efficiency Ratings

Performance Rating

The following graph shows the total performance rating of the PSU, comparing it to other units we have tested in the past. To be more specific, the tested unit is shown as 100 percent, and every other unit's performance is shown relative to it.

The ST75F-PT registers better performance than the Gold-rated EVGA 750 GQ and ST75F-GS. However, it loses to higher-end 750W PSUs and can't even get close to Seasonic's Platinum-rated Snow Silent.

Performance Per Dollar

The following chart may be the most interesting to many of you because it depicts the unit's performance-per-dollar score. We looked up the current price of each PSU on popular online shops and used those figures and all relative performance numbers to calculate the index. If the specific model wasn't available in the United States, we searched for it in popular European Union shops, converting the listed price to USD (without VAT). Note that all of the numbers in the following graph are normalized by the rated power of each PSU.  

A high price doesn't help the ST75F-PT's place on this chart.

Noise Rating

The graph below depicts the cooling fan's average noise over the PSU's entire operating range, with an ambient temperature between 28 and 30 °C (82 to 86 °F).

Besides being the smallest 750W Platinum-rated and fully modular PSU, the Strider is also one of the quietest, differentiating itself from the Snow Silent 750.

Efficiency Rating

The following graph shows the average efficiency of the PSU throughout its entire operating range, with an ambient temperature between 28 °C and 30 °C.


The ST75F-PT's overall efficiency is greater than all of the high-end 750W Gold-rated units and almost 0.9 percent lower than Seasonic's Platinum offering, based on one of the best platforms in its category.

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  • Karsten75
    When you talk about the Teapo capacitors, you mention they have a 3,000-hour lifetime. That's like 125 days? That can't be right, or somehow the lifetime actually has to be applied differently?
  • Nuckles_56
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    When you talk about the Teapo capacitors, you mention they have a 3,000-hour lifetime. That's like 125 days? That can't be right, or somehow the lifetime actually has to be applied differently?


    With capacitors, the lifespan is measured at the maximum rated temperature, which in the case of these capacitors is 105 degrees Celsius. But as the temperature that the capacitors is exposed to drops, the lifetime increases, so for example, the lifespan of those capacitors at say 50 degrees might well be 75,000 hours
  • Kordanor
    I am not very familiar with PSU standards. What exactly is the second EPS connector used for? Is it only some X99 boards? Or are also some Z170 boards affected? Planned to get a Asus Z170 Pro Gaming but that one seems to be fine, if I am correct.

    Also I planned to potentially use 2 GTX 980 Phantom Cards - but if I am correct the Power supply wouldn't be able to support 2 cards, as one of these already requires 1X 8Pin and 1X 6Pin Connection.

    Can anyone tell me if I am correct, and give me a suggestion of an alternative, equally priced and silent PSU if possible?