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Alright here is a great example of why the 80 plus rating does not make a PSU good and this series is possibly one if not THE worst series with an 80 plus Titanium rating
Now since there are not all that many Titanium rated units out there this is not saying much but that that does not make the SilverStone Strider Titanium good

The OEM for the SilverStone Strider Titanium is Enhance Electronics and they have not done a very good job with the Strider Titanium series

The problem with the Strider Titanium series is pure and simple very medicore ripple suppression and for those that dont know what ripple is here
http://www.overclock.net/t/719397/on-ripple-and-its-effects-on-overclocking

Now under the ATX specifications the ripple for the 12v rail is set for a maximum of 120mv and 50mv for the 5v and 3,3v rail
Now depending on the wattage of the SilverStone Strider Titanium its doing between 80mv and 106mv on the 12v rail and close to or more then 50mv on the 5v and 3,3v rails

For a series that came out in 2016 this is a surprisingly bad result and most good units today will do better then 30mv on all the rails and in some cases less then 15mv
The SilverStone Strider Titanium is pure and simple not worth buying when there other options out that that are so much better as well as cheaper

Feel free to check out the reviews for yourself if you dont belive the results

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=471
https://www.hardocp.com/article/2016/11/02/silverstone_strider_titanium_st60fti_600w_psu_review#.WBn7c2eDMuU
https://www.anandtech.com/show/10513/the-silverstone-st60-fti-strider-titanium-600w-psu-review
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=478
https://www.hardocp.com/article/2016/06/07/silverstone_st80fti_800w_power_supply_review/#.V1mxIHRJkuU
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/silverstone-strider-titanium-st80f-ti-psu,4600.html

To sum it up these are not horrible but they are not very good either
 

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Another perfect example of a WYSNB. From the Tom's review:
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Ripple and load regulation are two of the most important performance factors, so you have to keep both in mind during the design process. In no case should you allow for such high ripple levels, especially on the +12V rail.
... besides terrible ripple performance, other notable downsides include a very low hold-up time, high inrush current, the lack of a power switch, and that $170 price.
You've got poor ripple for a high end unit, plus a few other smaller issues. But the big thing about it is the current asking price on this unit. For the shops that I use in the USA, the 600W version of this series starts at $136. I'm not paying that for anything like this... There are much better options.
Guess I should not buy then...
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The really funny thing is looking on newegg US i found this which is much much better and its cheaper as well
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9ZN5D46370&cm_re=Titanium_PSU-_-9SIA9ZN5D46370-_-Product

Yes its a Raidmax unit but as far as i know (not 100% sure on that) its the Andyson Titanium N a unit which is probably the best thing Andyson has ever made
While the Raidmax is only semi modular its a much better unit and its cheaper as well and the funny thing is its a freaking Raidmax unit a and Raidmax has a horrible reputation

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Andyson/Titanium_N700/
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story4&reid=423

Yes you heard that right a Raidmax unit is way better then the SilverStone Strider Titanium is
Going by those reviews the 12v rail is doing 25mv or less at full load so thats at least 3 to 4 times better then the Strider Titanium is doing

Buy the Raidmax if a PSU with a Titanium rating is a must or spend some more money and get a Seasonic Prime or an EVGA SuperNova T2 instead
 

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A Raidmax is better than a Silverstone PSU with Titanium efficiency.

What a dangerous world we live in.
 

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I never actually noticed that the SilverStone Strider Titanium does not have an on/off power switch on the back?
Why not? thats one of the most stupid decisions i have ever seen!
 
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