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FSP AURUM Xilenser 500-watt 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | 80 PLUS Gold PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 13, 2012 4:36 am
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TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: FSP

Inside the Box

 

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Overall, the power supply is packed well. Thick foam protects the unit on all sides except for the front where the modular cables provide the padding.

 

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The top features the I/O specification label and a few vents for added airflow.

 

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While there is some venting on the side of the unit, there is certainly room for more. Perhaps the arrow-dynamics are more efficient with less venting.

 

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The other side is identical with the vents pointing towards the front.

 

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More arrow venting is on the back as well as the AC input and on/off rocker switch.

 

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Even more venting is available on the front. The spot where there could be more venting is for the modular connectors for the two models with that feature.

 

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There is no fan here, just a grill allowing air to flow through the unit.

 

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Also included are the user manual, case badge, mounting screws, AC power cord and a few Velcro cable ties.

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