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FSP Raider 550w good?

Well its a bit cheaper in my country,and i rarely hear something about FSP (Fortron),wanted to know if it is any good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104163
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  1. It looks pretty decent. Still, there are no reviews around so it's still a bit of a gamble.

    FSP is a fairly big PSU OEM, they just rarely sell under their own brand. Quality varies.
  2. Here's what RealHardTech has to say about FSP
    "FSP Group was established in 1993 and nowadays stands as the 5th largest power supply vendor in the world.
    FSP / Fortron cooperates as OEM with many companies (Thermaltake, Antec, BeQuiet!, Amacrox, etc) to provide quality products"

    The RAIDER units I found reviews for, the 450W reviewed by AnandTech and the 650W reviewed by HardwareSecrets both recieved high ratings. Since the 550W will be of the same design, I would come to the conclusion that the 550W would perform about the same.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/350450w-roundup-11-cheap-psus/16
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/FSP-Raider-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1610/11
    Hope it helps some
  3. Thanks alot! I think ill grab one.By the way,will it work with i5 3450,MSI HD7870 and Asrock Z77 ?
  4. Should work well with those components.
  5. Supposedly a less efficient and otherwise cost reduced version of the Aurum platform, which was a budget platform to start with. So you should only get it if is cheaper than competitors.
  6. Silvune said:
    Supposedly a less efficient and otherwise cost reduced version of the Aurum platform, which was a budget platform to start with. So you should only get it if is cheaper than competitors.

    The Aurum PSUs are 80+ gold certified, I wouldn't call that budget. Nor are the Japanese capacitors they contain or the 5 year warranty typical of budget PSUs.
  7. Just because a unit is 80 Plus Gold certified does not mean that it is a high end design.

    The primary capacitor is Japanese, the secondary capacitors are CapXon (not Japanese), see final paragraph on this page:
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/FSP-Aurum-Gold-700-Power-Supply-Review/1228/5

    It is also a group regulated design.

    In a lot of markets Aurums are almost always the cheapest 80 Plus Gold units you can buy.

    When FSP re-entered the retail PSU market with the Aurums, it was all they sold, so had to give a positive impression with long warranties, it is definitely a positive that FSP decided to support their product so strongly. Again, just because Aurums (used to be) the highest end design that FSP sold doesn't mean that it is a high end design in comparison to other manufacturers/competitors.
  8. Just because it's not the best of the best doesn't mean it's low-end budget stuff. Which you might accuse the Raider PSUs of, but they still seem to do well enough. Hardwaresecrets certainly lavished praise on the 650W version.
  9. Hardwaresecrets heaped praise on the Raider 650 despite its voltage regulation being +/- 5%, rather than +/- 3%; the +12V rail got as low as 11.59/11.41 (the lower limit is 11.40 btw). And actually falling to 11.32 when overloaded by ~30 Watts.
    Also ripple and noise suppression wasn't that stellar reaching ~87mV on the +12V rails. Ripple and noise exceeded specification when overloaded by ~30W.

    Which illustrates the point that you actually have to read and analyse reviews rather than just accept whether or not they get recommended, or not.
  10. +/- 5% is within spec. Going out of spec when loaded beyond spec is... what's your point? Must a budget PSU perform better than it's even supposed to?
  11. I'm saying it's not that worthy of the praise it received in that review.
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