FSP300-60GHS Power Supply Review

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Introduction

FSP300-60GHS is a small 300 W SFX power supply from FSP targeted to small form factor (SFF) PCs. It measures only 5” x 4” x 2.5” (12.5 x 10 x 6.2 cm), while standard ATX power supplies measure at least 6” x 5 ½” x 3 ¼” (15 x 14 x 8.5 cm). The unit we reviewed came inside SilverStone Sugo SG05 SFF case. Let’s see whether this is a good power supply or not.

Our contact at SilverStone sent us an e-mail explaining that this power supply we reviewed and that comes inside SG05 is a little bit different from the standard FSP300-60GHS:

  • Lower acoustics across all loading conditions
  • SilverStone specific cable definition (type and length)
  • Different +12V distribution through connectors to better support medium high-end graphics cards

FSP300-60GHS power supplyFigure 1: FSP300-60GHS power supply.

FSP300-60GHS power supplyFigure 2: FSP300-60GHS power supply.

Because its reduced side, it uses a slim 80 mm fan on its bottom. FSP300-60GHS features active PFC, allowing FSP to market it in Europe.

The cables have no nylon protection, and the included cables are:

  • Main motherboard cable with a 20/24-pin connector.
  • One cable with one ATX12V connector.
  • One auxiliary power cable for video cards with one six-pin connector.
  • One SATA power cable with three SATA power connectors.
  • One peripheral power cable with two standard peripheral power connectors and one floppy disk drive power connector.

The number of cables is more than enough for building a small form factor (SFF) PC.

All wires are 18 AWG, which is the correct gauge to be used. The ATX12V and the video card cables measure 15 ¾” (40 cm), while all other cables measure 12” (30 cm) between the power supply and the first connector on the cable. On the SATA power cables there is 7 3/4” (19.5 cm) between the first and the second connectors, but only 4” (10 cm) between the second and the third connectors. On the peripheral power cable there is 7 ½” (19 cm) between each connector.

FSP300-60GHS power supplyFigure 3: Cables.

Now let’s 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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