FirePower Fatal1ty 750W Power Supply Review

The Fatal1ty Series PSUs by Firepower Technology may seem to be something new in the world of computer power supplies, but really it is not. That said, Firepower is somewhat new in the PSU world, so let's see where they are headed right now.

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Overview

The first thing we are going to look at with the FirePower Fatal1ty 750W is its packaging, accessories, and documentation. While normally none of these items is a make or break item for a power supply the packaging quite often contains a lot of information about the product we are purchasing. The inclusion of an owner’s manual that provides actual information about our product is also of great help. Accessories are almost unnecessary with a power supply as the unit is self contained, unless it is modular, but there are cases where a manufacturer can include useful accessories to make installation, routing, and use more efficient.

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The packaging for the Fatal1ty 750W is definitely thematic in red and black. The front of the packaging has a picture of the unit itself along with Johnathan Wendel which is going to sell power supplies.......I guess? Why not, there are tons of other Fatal1ty branded products out there that people buy. Anyway, the other item of some interest we find on the front is the 80 Plus Gold seal. When we flip over to the 80 Plus website, we do indeed find that this unit is now listed as being certified for 80 Plus Gold. When we flip to the rear of the packaging, we find the power label (reproduced below), a number advertised features (none of which that are new among power supplies), and the fact that the power supply is covered by a 5 year warranty. Moving around to the sides, we find the connector count (reproduced below) and a biographical sketch about Johnathan Wendel, in case you have no idea who he is or why he is on your PSU. All said, there is not much here other than the Fatal1ty branding. Given that this branding is not something that actually matters to the unit we are looking at today, let's move on to some things that might interest us.

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When we look at the power table for the Fatal1ty 750W, we see a modern power supply with a strong 12v rail that has a total capacity of up to 62.5A or ~100% of the unit's total capacity if necessary. In addition to this, the unit features 5v and 3.3v capacities of up to 22A each with a combined cap of 120W. Coupled with this output, we find that the Fatal1ty 750W has a total of 4 PCIe connectors, 6 Molex connectors, and 8 SATA connectors which is the same as what we have seen from other units that are based on this platform before. As before, these connectors should be fine for the majority of users who are looking for a mid-range 750W unit.

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Once we open the Fatal1ty 750W packaging, we find that the box includes the unit, cables, power cord, mounting screws, some Velcro ties, and the user manual. The manual is 19 pages long in 8 languages. Contained in this manual we find the pinout guide, power labels for the series (550W, 750W, and 1050W), installation instructions, some troubleshooting steps, and the warranty lengths for the various members of the series. All in all, this is not the most complete bit of documentation we have seen but it also is not the worst. So, let's call it average. With that examined, we can now move on to the unit itself and see what we get there.