“Saskatchewan jokes are the best,” I told my friend. My friend nodded in agreement. “They are simply endless,” he replied. What makes Saskatchewan jokes so funny? For those who live south of the forty-ninth parallel, or the rest of the world, for that matter, let me put it this way: Let’s say your dog ran off. If you lived in Saskatchewan, you can still see your dog running after three days. Haha! Now, despite all the Saskatchewan jokes the rest of Canada likes to crack occasionally, the bread basket of the world is actually quite a desirable place to live — at least according to the 20,000 people who just moved in last year. In fact, their population growth rate is second only to Alberta. What makes Saskatchewan so desirable? Well, it fills in the criteria for many essentials: A healthy economy, affordable living, high employment, good environment, and low crime rates; just to name a few. Sure, living in provinces like British Columbia or Ontario is more exciting, but when it comes to making decisions like where to move to, practical considerations win over pure emotional desirability. When it comes to buying power supplies, the same goes. Sure, there are many exciting modular power supplies out there. In fact, my Vancouver colleagues have reviewed no less than four from SilverStone; including the Strider Gold ST65F-G 650W, Strider Gold ST75F-G 750W, Strider Gold Evolution ST75F-G 750W, and Strider Plus ST75F-P 750W. But today, we are going to step back a little bit on the fancy features, and hit up on the basics: A down to earth, non-modular, non-LED, matte black, 80 Plus Gold certified Strider Essential Gold 700W. Do we have a check in essential practicality over emotional desirability? We cracked one open to find out.