Bear with us on this one as there is a long strange story behind the new PSU maker which calls themselves Firepower. A long time ago was PSU maker that ruled the roost who called themselves PC Power & Cooling, charging a premium over the competition but being worth every penny. As the markets changed PCP&P found themselves lagging and so an apparently successful company called OCZ purchased them wholesale and begat their own line of PSUs. Sadly all was not as it seemed at OCZ, the deals they offered were indeed too good to be true and to survive they had to amputate some portions of themselves and sell them. The PSU portion, including the patents, was sold in 2014 to a new company which called themselves Firepower Technology and so we come to the FirePower Fatal1ty 750W.
This PSU is rated as a 80 Plus Gold model with a 5 year warranty which speaks to the confidence of Firepower. It uses a single 12V rail capable of delivering 62.5A and the modular cables include four 6+2 PCIe, six Molex , and eight SATA connectors, enough to power a dual GPU system. [H]ard|OCP cracked the PSU open and found it to be the same design as a SilverStone ST75F-GS V2 with a mix of components, none of which stood out as being top of the line. In the end the design was good enough to pass every test [H] threw at it but with a relatively high price it did not come off with an award.
"The Fatal1ty Series PSUs by Firepower Technology may seem to be something new in the world of computer power supplies, but really it is not. That said, Firepower is somewhat new in the PSU world, so let's see where they are headed right now."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Thermaltake DPS G 1050W Platinum @ [H]ard|OCP
- DeepCool DQ750 ST PSU @ Kitguru
- FSP Hydro G Series 750 W @ techPowerUp