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Conclusions

In this review, we discovered that the new FSP Aurum CM Gold 750 W is internally virtually identical to the FSP Aurum Gold 700 W. The only difference between the two is the addition of the modular cabling system on the CM version. (There are two small technical differences: The use of a bigger active PFC coil and more efficient rectifying bridge in the CM Gold 750 W.)

The performance of the FSP Aurum CM Gold 750 W was inside our expectations, with very high efficiency between 86.2% and 90.7%, voltages closer to their nominal values than necessary (i.e., 3% voltage regulation), and noise and ripple levels inside specifications, although we’d like to see them lower when we pulled 750 W from the unit.

 FSP told us that the reviewed power supply will arrive on the market with a suggested price of USD 180, which is a bit steep when we consider that the Aurum Gold 700 W is currently sold for USD 125. We know that online stores rarely sell computer components at their suggested prices. A fair price for this unit, in our opinion, is USD 150. If it arrives for more than that, you have two better options if you want to buy an 80 Plus Gold power supply: The FSP Aurum Gold 700 W, if you want to save money and don’t mind not having a modular cabling system, or the Sentey Golden Steel Power 850 W, which is labeled at 850 W, costs USD 160, and also comes with a modular cabling system.

Therefore, we will have to wait until this product reaches the market and we know its actual price to know if it deserves our recommendation.

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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.