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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

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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