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:
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- FSP Hydro G Series 750 W @ techPowerUp
Boring. Ill stick with
Boring. Ill stick with Seasonics new high end stuff.
No offense Jeremy, but that
No offense Jeremy, but that headline is atrocious on many levels. We’re all adults here.
The PSU market is so saturated with participants I don’t understand how anyone makes any money. After R&D, fabrication, marketing, boxing, shipping, the whole-seller’s cut, the retailer’s cut, warranty service and product support for a low priced low margin product competing in an overrun marketplace… Who in their right mind would throw their hat into this ring?
When i buy a PSU i’m one of the lucky few who scans the current Seasonic product line and picks the one at the top of the heap, but i would imagine that most buyers instead scan newegg and pick the one with the lowest sale price that also comes with a rebate and a limited time 15% off coupon code. So again, where is the money in this market?
Most people dont realize that
Most people dont realize that its the most important part of a computer.
Big manufacturers like Dell go so far as to put mobile GPUs in ” gamingdesktops” and use external laptop style power supplies.
One of the worst ones I ‘ve
One of the worst ones I 've come up with for 2016, but the year is early. 😉
For what it’s worth, I still
For what it’s worth, I still think you hit a home run with naming the SEx port.
You mustachioed genius.
This whole article is silly.
This whole article is silly. The whole idea of a bloke adding firepower to a PSU to somehow make it better is a nonsense.
I understand there are some consumers out there that this may appeal to, but let’s face it; that name means nothing to the average system builder. Once it’s in the case you don’t see it nor care, just as long as it serves it’s purpose.
I think the idea that anyone
I think the idea that anyone would buy a computer component simply because it says “Fatal1ty” on it is absurd. Who falls for this crap?
Sadly, quite a few people
Sadly, quite a few people though Wendell may have been out of the game long enough that many won't recognize the name. On the other hand Firepower is the name of the company and makes a bleedin' obvious pun.
Apparently if you slap one of the new eSports teams on your mouse or keyboard your sales go through the roof.
Ugh. The only person’s name
Ugh. The only person’s name I’d care about being attached to a PSU is JonnyGuru.
Power supply, Fire power,
Power supply, Fire power, Fatal1ty, are they serious. So it’s so dangerous that you will die if you are going to use it or what?!.
Well yeah I know it’s the nickname of that pc gamer and been used a lot on Asrock products, but I would not sell psu:s with such a name.
I had to read everything 3
I had to read everything 3 times to understand it.. really poorly written english.
I’ve owned “Fatal1ty” branded
I’ve owned “Fatal1ty” branded products in the past (they were totally on sale and it was 2005) and I’ve owned PC Power and Cooling products (their first 1KW PSU was both a beast and loud as a banshee.)
Nice walk down memory lane.
I wonder how long they’ll be
I wonder how long they’ll be able to flog the Fatal1ty moniker, its hard to imagine that most buyers today still remember him.