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FSP Aurum Pro Gold 1200-watt Power Supply Review - Cabling Arrangement and A Look Inside

FSP revamps the Aurum PSU and adds modular cabling. The same great performance is kept, but some degree of viability is lost.

By: | Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 6, 2012 5:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: FSP Group USA

Cabling Arrangement




FSP has done a pretty good job with connector selection, but a not so good job of connector availability. The SATA + Molex cables are laid out in the order of SATA + SATA + Molex + Molex. The single all SATA cable is the only one that will allow you to reach to a SATA device that is more than 27 inches from the PSU. The shared modular connection for the last PCI-E cable/ EPS12V cable means that this power supply is also out of the running for any quad-GPU systems that are also in need of dual EPS12V connectors.


On a positive note, the inclusion of two cables dedicate to fans are nice for those who are out of connectors on their motherboard, but still desire thermally controlled fans.




Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail.



A Look Inside




Taking a peek inside, we find that FSP uses very little passive cooling and relies on the fan for the majority of the temperature management.




A pair of Taiwanese made Jen Pan Electronics TK series capacitors sit on the primary side of the power supply.




Nippon Chemi-Con capacitors can be found on the secondary side of the PSU.




FSP uses the Power Logic PLA13525S12HH 135mm fan to cool the unit.

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