FSP Aurum 92+ 650 W Power Supply Review

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Introduction

The Aurum 92+ is the new 80 Plus Platinum power supply series from FSP, available in 450 W, 550 W, and 650 W versions. Let’s see how the 650 W version fared on our tests.

The name of this series is obviously an artistic license, since “aurum” means “gold” in Latin; anyone who has studied chemistry in school knows that.

FSP Aurum 92+ 650wFigure 1: FSP Aurum 92+ 650 W power supply

FSP Aurum 92+ 650wFigure 2: FSP Aurum 92+ 650 W power supply

The FSP Aurum 92+ 650 W is 6.3” (160 mm) deep, using a 120 mm fluid dynamic bearing fan on its bottom (Protechnic MGA12012HF-A25).

FSP Aurum 92+ 650wFigure 3: Fan

The modular cabling system from this power supply has five connectors, one for a video card power cable and four for peripheral and SATA power cables. The unit comes with the main motherboard cable, an ATX12V/EPS12V cable, and a video card power cable permanently attached to it. They use nylon sleeves that come from inside the unit. This power supply comes with the following cables:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 24-pin connector, 21.7” (55 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with two ATX12V connectors that together form an EPS12V connector, 24.4” (62 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 22.4” (57 cm) long, permanently attached to the power supply
  • One cable with one six/eight-pin connector for video cards, 21.2” (54 cm) long, modular cabling system
  • One cable with five SATA power connectors, 21.6” (55 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with four SATA power connectors, 21.6” (55 cm) to the first connector, 2” (5 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with two standard peripheral power connectors, 21.6” (55 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system
  • One cable with two standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector, 21.6” (55 cm) to the first connector, 5.9” (15 cm) between connectors, modular cabling system

All wires are 18 AWG, which is the minimum recommended gauge.

The cable configuration is perfect for a 650 W power supply.

FSP Aurum 92+ 650wFigure 4: Cables

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

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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