Final Words and Conclusion
One of the best selling points of the Strider Plus 850W power supply is its high quality. SilverStone chose a very good OEM, great components and the manufacturing quality is great. It also is a very aesthetically pleasing product with a very thorough sleeving job and a very well applied paint. The all black appearance ensures that it will match the interior of nearly every system, from the simplest to the most colorful one.
The overall performance of this power supply is spectacular. It is not often that we encounter a power supply which combines excellent voltage regulation, extremely high electrical efficiency, fantastic acoustics performance and very good thermal performance all in one package. Not only every aspect of its performance is well above average but the Strider Plus 850W unit manages to balance everything in a spectacular way and without having to utilize "fancy" technologies as well.
SilverStone markets the Strider Plus as the "unparalleled combination of power, efficiency and flexibility". While company claims are usually nothing more than marketing hype, this time SilverStone not only fully described their product but it feels like they have done so very modestly as well. The Strider Plus 850W is a remarkable combination of electrical, acoustics and thermal performance. Not only that but the power supply retails for a very reasonable price, making it easily affordable by most enthusiasts who are looking to purchase a power supply with that kind of output. The SilverStone Strider Plus 850W is clearly one of the better products of its class out in the market today.