SilverStone Strider ST50F Testimonial

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Purchased on : 15 Aug 2008

Name: Paul Joseph Coñoso
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Profession: Technical Support Rep

I have to admit that this is the first true-rated power supply that I’ve had since I started working with computers. Back then, it was fine even if the PSU is generic-branded as long as the computer works. When I started to get serious about being an enthusiast (mainstream, that is), I knew that I have to protect the computer as I consider it an investment and as a hobby (over clocking and optimization), one must have a power supply capable of delivering the power requirements of the components in the system. The sheer number of power supplies available in the market is astonishing, each one claiming as the best, for a price. The strider offers both performance and price for someone who’s on a tight budget. Reviews and details about certain products are available at a click but it was Hardware Secrets that made up my mind and purchased the Strider as it not only has a very decent price, it has features that protects the computer.


There really is no question as to the advertised features on the box, it just works. I am one of the unlucky customer to have received a defective batch units of ST50F. Symptoms would include only the hard drive led and fans turning on but the system doesn’t post. If the PSU was generic, I’m sure one way or another it could’ve damaged the processor, motherboard or the memory but not with the strider, it refused to provide power these components as it might damage them due to the defect. Still, Fine Upgrade’s support is exemplary and within a couple of days, I received the replacement (new) free of defects and working like a charm. Still not convinced? Silverstone gives you 3-years warranty for the unit, how’s that for bang for the buck?