FSP AURUM PT 1000W Power Supply Review

FSP is stepping its game up with its latest 1000 watt computer power supply. The new AURUM PT 1000W PSU comes to us touting full modularity, "Unique Airflow Technology," and "E-Sync Remote Sensing." This one is not for sale yet in North America, but you will know if it is worth its asking price when it finally arrives.


FSP Group is one of the few actual power supply manufacturers and can be found providing OEM services for a number of other brands at various times including OCZ, Zalman, AOpen, Antec, SilverStone, Super Talent, Sigma, and many more. This wide distribution of power supplies by FSP is not surprising given that it has been in business since 1993 and is one of the top 10 producers of power supplies in the world. FSP is also regarded as a manufacturer of basic workhorse type power supplies that "just gets the job done," although some of its previous high powered computer power supplies have been plagued by power quality issues. Previously, we have reviewed a number of FSP power supplies that have been branded by others and over the years we have also reviewed a few of products branded by FSP itself. Today, we are again seeing a product that is spun off from FSP's AURUM series the AURUM PT 1000W (PT-1000FM).

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Is Platinum Really Better Than Gold?

The FSP AURUM PT 1000W is the newest member of the AURUM series of power supplies from FSP. The last AURUM based power supply we saw was the AURUM PRO GOLD 1200 and that unit was a rather good unit at the time. That outcome was a considerable improvement over the previous FSP branded units we have seen before and since. So, today, we would hope that this unit will continue to follow in the footsteps of that previous AURUM product rather than the other FSP branded units we have seen that were not quite as good of products. Not just that, but if this unit is a real improvement over the previous AURUM PRO GOLD then we would expect to see this unit compete well among the best 1000W units we have seen to date. Before moving on to see if this unit is going to compete for top honors today, let’s see what FSP expects from this power supply:

FSP new PSU-AURUM PT Series has 80 PLUSĀ® Platinum certification, and features full industrial-grade Japanese capacitors and full modular. It is the ultimate design for gaming enthusiast and overclocker ever!

Moving on let’s see what we can expect when a user purchases the FSP AURUM PT 1000W power supply in retail in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.