As with any other power supply the installation phase is pretty easy. You might have to remove your motherboard or just your CPU cooler, although most should be fine. Unfortunately, all the power that the Strider provides means that the length of the unit has been extended by about an inch compared to a standard ATX PSU. This could be a problem if you have a tiny media PC case but a standard desktop case owner will be fine.
As everything about this power supply is modular, once you’ve screwed it into position, you then have to connect all of the cables. I personally find that modular cables allow for easier cable management and you can normally hide them better too.
The solid EPS 8 pin plug is very useful if you have a hidden or hard to reach 8 pin EPS socket on your motherboard (e.g. underneath your CPU cooler).
As 1000W is far more than even an above average computer will pull, we decided that the red-neck testing facility needed an upgrade…