14-Way PSU roundup - over 5000W put to the test

Cases & PSU/Power Supplies by piotke @ 2004-08-01

Are you looking for a power supply which perfectly fits your needs? Completely silent? Flashy colors? Adjustable voltage rails? 120mm fans pre-equipped? We round up 14 Power Supplies from known and less known manufactures to see how well they can handle an overclocked A64 system. Which ones stand out? Read on to find out!

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FSP

FSP Power Supplies

First of all I would like to thank Frederick from Cloetens for providing us with these PSU's.

  • FSP Silent Solution Kit

    These two power supplies come with the FSP kit. A full review can be found here.

    FSP300-60PN(PF)

  • Passive PFC(Power Factor Correction) circuit at 230 Vac
  • High efficiency
  • Low ripple &Noise
  • Output over voltage protection
  • Short circuit protection on all output
  • With 12cm big fan

  • 350 watt
  • + 3.3V - 15.1 A
  • + 5V - 30 A
  • + 12V - 15 A
  • + 5VSB - 2.0 A

    FSP350-60PN(PF)

  • Passive PFC(Power Factor Correction) circuit at 230 Vac
  • High efficiency
  • Low ripple &Noise
  • Output over voltage protection
  • Short circuit protection on all output
  • ¬°ELine input fuse protection
  • ¬°EWith 12cm big fan

  • 350 watt
  • + 3.3V - 21.2 A
  • + 5V - 30 A
  • + 12V - 16.0 A
  • + 5VSB - 2.0 A

    For extra info you can visit the FSP website.

    Test results

    MBM values

    FSP 300 WATTLOWHIGHAVERAGE
    + 3.3 V3.313.333.32
    + 5 V5.075.125.10
    + 12 V11.9412.0712.00


    Multi-meter values

    FSP 300 WATT+3.3 V+5 V+12 V
    NO PC3.355.2311.60
    PC IDLE3.385.0812.03
    PC LOAD3.385.1011.95


    MBM values

    FSP 350 WATTLOWHIGHAVERAGE
    + 3.3 V3.313.343.34
    + 5 V5.075.105.07
    + 12 V12.0712.2012.17


    Multimeter values

    FSP 350 WATT+3.3 V+5 V+12 V
    NO PC3.365.2111.70
    PC IDLE3.395.0612.14
    PC LOAD3.395.0812.09


    Extra remarks and comments

    The molex connectors have a special shaped form. This makes it easier to insert and remove them, but due to the form, they don't fit in a VGA card, such as the Radeon 9800 Pro. Take a closer look at the pictures, to understand better what I mean.

  • Connectors (both the 300 as 350 watt have the same amount):

    Madshrimps (c)
    1* and sleeved
    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    No fan headers were present on the PSU
    Madshrimps (c)
    6* Full size molex and 1 small size (FDD) molex
    Madshrimps (c)
    1*


    Pictures

    Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c)





  • FSP Aurora - FSP350-60PN(PF)

    This is actually the same 350 watt PSU that comes included with the kit, only slightly different finishing and sold with a cooler name :-)
    So the specifications can be found above..

    For extra info you can visit the FSP website.

    Test results

    MBM values

    FSP AURORA 350 WATTLOWHIGHAVERAGE
    + 3.3 V3.363.383.37
    + 5 V5.105.125.10
    + 12 V12.2012.2712.24


    Multi-meter values

    FSP AURORA 350 WATT+3.3 V+5 V+12 V
    NO PC3.405.2311.83
    PC IDLE3.435.0912.23
    PC LOAD3.435.1212.12


    Extra remarks and comments

    The outside has chrome finishing and combined with the 120mm blue LED fan it looks really nice!

  • Connectors:

    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    1*
    Madshrimps (c)
    No fan headers were present on the PSU
    Madshrimps (c)
    5* Full size molex and 2* small size (FDD) molex
    Madshrimps (c)
    2*




    Pictures

    Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c) Madshrimps (c)

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