Strong Showing: High-Performance Power Supply Units

FSP BlueStorm 500

Overall Impression

Blue from the power switch to the connectors

FSP manufactures the Blue Storm 500, and indeed the design does justice to its name. Not only is the power supply case itself blue, but so are the fans, the cable insulation and most of the connector plugs. Not even the power switch was spared. Against this sea of blue, the 115-230V voltage selector stands out in red - that's a good thing, as the wrong setting could have disastrous consequences. With a power rating of 500 W and ATX12V 2.0 compliance, the Blue Storm is all set to do duty in tomorrow's systems, too.

The 120mm fan is temperature-controlled and audibly increases speed at high loads.

Only the voltage selector stands out in red - good thing, too!