Fortron/FSP Everest 80Plus 600
Fortron has given its new 600 W Everest power supply the name "80 Plus", probably to ensure that it is found when customers search for this term. It lives up to this name, and has the appropriate certification (as do many of its competitors). As is usually the case for Fortron retail products, the power supply is blue in color.
The Everest is modular; only the ATX connector, one PCIe line and the P4 and P8 connectors are permanently fixed to the power supply. Aside from these, there are three ports for SATA and Molex cables, as well as two for additional PCIe cables. For the latter, the cable coatings and the ports are both also blue in color.
Fortron advertises its Everest power supply with a special function: at a load of up to 20% (120 watts) the power supply functions silently. This can be seen as soon as the unit is switched on. The fan starts up for a brief moment and then stops again immediately. Interestingly, the operating instructions don’t make any mention of this feature, which could cause the more easily spooked user to assume a fault. After all, even when under full load, the fan only starts up after a time.