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FSP Aurum Xilenser 500FLD Power Supply Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 21,807 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: August 31, 2012
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The Aurum Xilenser is the latest power supply series from FSP, using a fanless design and featuring the 80 Plus Gold certification. So far, there are two wattage options available, 400 W and 500 W, with or without a modular cabling system. We will review the 500 W without a modular cabling system, dubbed the 500FLD.

By the way, we believe the proper name for this series should be “Xilencer” and not “Xilenser” since the correct spelling for the word it is derived from is “silencer.”

The Aurum Xilenser is based on a new platform.

FSP Xilencer 500w
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Figure 1: FSP Aurum Xilenser 500FLD power supply

FSP Xilencer 500w
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Figure 2: FSP Aurum Xilenser 500FLD power supply

The FSP Aurum Xilenser 500FLD is 6.3” (160 mm) deep; it doesn’t have a fan.

The reviewed power supply doesn’t have a modular cabling system. All cables are protected with nylon sleeves, but the sleeves don’t come from inside the unit. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 24-pin connector, 21.6” (55 cm) long
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 25.6” (65 cm) long
  • Two cables, each with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 22.8” (58 cm) long
  • One cable with three SATA power connectors, 21.6” (55 cm) to the first connector and 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors
  • Two cables, each with one SATA power connector and two standard peripheral power connectors, 21.6” (55 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors

All wires are 18 AWG, which is the minimum recommended gauge, except the +12 V (yellow) wires on the main motherboard cable, which are thicker (16 AWG). The cable configuration is adequate for a 500 W product.

FSP Xilencer 500w
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Figure 3: Cables

Let’s now take an in-depth look inside this power supply.
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