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Conclusions

The FSP Aurum Xilenser 500FLD is a great power supply, with efficiency between 88% and 90%, good voltage regulation and relatively low noise and ripple levels. The cable configuration is very good for a 500 W unit.

The main highlight of this product is, of course, its fanless design, meaning that it is targeted to users who want to build a computer that won’t generate noise while turned on.

The problem with fanless power supplies is their price. Since heat is the number one enemy of electronic components, manufacturers have to use high-grade parts, which increase the price of the product.

The Aurum Xilenser 500FLD is no exception, as it will reach the U.S. market with a suggested price of USD 150, which would be very high for a “normal” 500 W unit. However, when we consider that the X-400 Fanless from Seasonic arrived on the market with a suggested price of USD 140, and the SilverStone Nightjar 500 W arrived on the market with a suggested price of USD 200, we can easily conclude that the price of the Aurum Xilenser 500FLD is fair for what it has to offer.

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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.