FSP Builds 80-Plus Platinum Certified 1200 W PSU

If you've ever bought a power supply from the likes of Antec, OCZ, SilverStone or Thermaltake, there's a good chance that it was built by FSP. FSP is an ODM for various vendors, but it also sometimes sells the power supplies under its own name. The newest addition is the FSP Aurum PT series power supplies, which are high-power 80-Plus Platinum certified units.

Starting with the basics, the power supplies come in 850 W, 1000 W and 1200 W flavors. FSP built the units with a single powerful 12 V rail, and they come with all the safety features we've come to expect from a modern day power supply.

Part of the design is also a modular cabling system wherein all the cables are removable so that you can opt to use only the minimum required, thus enabling neater cable management and improved case airflow (if you haven't bothered to manage them cleanly). The included cabling will allow you to hook up 13 SATA drives, six Molex devices, four graphics cards with two 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors, and a single floppy drive.

To cool the unit, FSP has fitted a 135 mm fan with a Fluid Dynamic. On lower loads, the fan remains silent, and thanks to the 80-Plus Platinum efficiency rating it won't need to spin all that fast even when running at higher loads.

Chances are that the vendors that use FSP as their ODM will end up using this platform, although likely with a number of small changes to the casing, the fan, and the cabling to fit their target markets.

FSP priced the Aurum PT units at $219.99 for the 850 W unit, $239.99 for the 1000 W PSU, and $279.99 for the 1200 W power supply.

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • Dark Lord of Tech
    Another BEAST love these monster supplies.
  • dovah-chan
    That granite-like finish reminds me of the DeepCool DQ750W.
  • RedJaron
    My Aurum 700 has served quite well for three years. Would be fun to have the hardware to push 1300W! I too love the textured finish on their products.
  • Mike Adams
    overkill. you don't need that much power
  • dovah-chan
    W-what if it was an R9 290X 4-way crossfire?