(I think its a world's first)
FSP's new Aurum series have brought 80+ Gold down to mainstream prices. The modular series dubbed Aurum CM are supposedly releasing in June.
The Aurum Cable Management series comes in a much bigger retail box than the non
modular series. Everything is well protected by the layered cardboard packaging.
"Play Time" doesn't seem like the most suitable thing for a PSU. Maybe only for me. :s13:
What you get inside: The PSU, modular cables, velcro ties, black
thumb screws, fsp badge and a manual. Instead of a bag, FSP's provided 2 boxes
for you to keep your unused modular cables. A Spring Singapore SAFETY MARK
approved power cable is also included.
The PSU has grown a bit in length. 16cm now instead of 14cm for the non modular
unit. The paint is still finished in smudge free rough black paint. Standard 24pin,
8pin & 4+4pin included. 2 of the 4 pci-e 6+2pin cables are also hardwired.
The exhaust vents are still the arrow shaped type that FSP claims would improve
airflow. As long as its solid and doesn't impede airflow, its good enough for me.
Technical specifications on paper look good. 720w on quad 12v rails.
Also, the +5Vsb is stronger than most at 3.5
The distribution is also good, so no worries about uneven rails.
This unit is also safety approved by a variety of agencies - CB, UL, FCC etc.
Internally, its the same advanced Active Clamp Forward design that's used on the
Aurum 400-700w non modular. The fan also the same FDB one from Protechnic.
You can check out various professional reviews below
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FSP's improved on their secondary filtering capacitor choices.
The Capxon KF series are replaced by Nippon Chemicon KZE series.
In terms of lifespan, they're rated the same 5000hrs at 105degC.
But the KZE have slightly better electrical specifications that should
further reduce ripple values.
Some of you might have noticed from the first few pictures that the modular
cables on the Aurum are slightly different from normal ones.
Instead of weaved sleeving, FSP's opted to use a solid rubber/plastic material to
cover the cables. My guess is that this type of sleeving is more resistant to fraying than the normal types.
Also, flexibility still seems very good.
The Aurum Cable Management Series is a small evolution from the standard Aurum.
Comparatively, you get
1) full Japanese capacitors
2) Modular interface
3) 50w higher capacity (Aurum CM comes in 550/650/750w)
Usually a modular interface costs about $20 more. (Seasonic S12II620 to M12II620)
Hopefully, the extra JP caps and 50w wouldn't increase the price much more.
Thanks for reading!