With all the hoopla and brouhaha caused by Computex last week some smaller launches were missed, such as the FSP Hydro X 650W PSU. This particular PSU is non-modular but does carry a five year warranty, an 80 Plus Gold rating and a single 12V rail capable of providing 649.92W @ 54.16A. [H]ard|OCP's testing showed it to be a solid PSU, providing stable power and meeting with the claimed standards. Unfortunately there is currently a bit of an issue, though FSP is working to resolve it. This PSU sells for $95 but the previous fully modular model can be picked up for $85 or less, even though the MSRP is technically higher. [H] reached out to FSP about this issue and you can see how they plan to resolve the issue in the full review.
"FSP does not have much to say about its Hydro X in terms of marketing speak, but it does hit the high points that enthusiast system builders are looking for: "Silent operation, High efficiency ≧ 90%, Full Japan-made electrolytic capacitors, Powerful single +12V rail design, Ribbon cables, and Complete protection: OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP, OTP."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- FSP Hydro X Series 550 W @ techPowerUp
- FSP Hydro X 650 Power Supply @ Kitguru
- Silverstone SST-SX550 550W PSU @ Kitguru
- SilverStone Strider Titanium Series 800W SST-ST80F-TI Power Supply Unit Review @ NikKTech