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FSP Aurum Pro Gold 1200-watt Power Supply Review (Page 3)

By Chris Ramseyer on Apr 6, 2012 12:36 am CDT - 1 min, 24 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: FSP Group USA

Inside the Box


FSP does a great job of packing the unit as it is padded on all sides.


The I/O specification label can be found on the top of the unit.


The FSP logo can be found on one side of the power supply.


The other side also displays the FSP logo. Notice that both sides have a little additional venting.


Things are slightly different than what we are used to seeing back here. Other than FSP's "Arrow Dynamic" design and the AC on/off rocker switch, we also have a heavy duty C20 inlet instead of the standard C14 that we usually see with power supplies.


Towards the front, we find the nine modular connectors available. Unfortunately the fourth PCI-E cable shares the same output as the second EPS12V connector. This is something you need to be very aware of when considering this power supply for your system.


Moving to the bottom we find the 135mm fan that cools the AU-1200PRO.


Eight modular cables are included with the power supply as well as two cables meant only for fans.


If you look closely, you'll notice that the cables are sleeved to be flat instead of round. This will help when routing behind the motherboard and helps provide a really clean look. They are also sleeved different than the natively wired cables, as those use the standard mesh sleeving.

Also included with the AU-1200PRO are four thumbscrews for mounting the unit, an AC input cord, several Velcro cable ties, a case badge and the user manual.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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