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FSP AURUM GOLD AU-700 Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 7, 2011 6:06 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: FSP USA

Inside the Box

 

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This is the AU-700 as packed inside the box. There was also a layer of foam over the top to protect it as well. The unit arrived in excellent condition with no damage.

 

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FSP has placed the I/O Specification label for the AU-700 on the top of the power supply.

 

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Both sides of the power supply display the same FSP logo and there are a few vents on each side.

 

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The front of the AU-700 has a few Arrow Dynamic vent holes directing air upward towards the top of the power supply.

 

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On the back we see more Arrow Dynamics going on here. The funny thing is that the power supply is actually upside down in the picture. One of the first rules of Aero Dynamics is that heat rises. Apparently Arrow Dynamics can easily change this and defy the laws of physics….

 

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The bottom houses the 120mm fan for cooling the unit. If you haven't noticed yet, the AU-700 is somewhat shorter than most power supplies by almost half an inch. Most power supplies measure in at 5.9 inches wide and 5.9 inches deep. The AU-700 is still 5.9 inches wide, but only 5.51 inches deep. It doesn't seem like much on paper, but it is certainly noticeable while in your hands and could certainly come in handy with a smaller case.

 

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Also included with the AU-700 is an instruction manual, AC input cord, a few Velcro cable ties, thumb screws and a case badge.

 

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