FSP Hydro G 750W Power Supply Review
FSP has been a bit more pronounced on our PSU radar lately. Today we have its Hydro G 750 watt unit. From what we can tell by taking it apart, there is no water inside. It does however boast full wattage at 50c ambient temperatures, "server grade circuit," and an "advanced thermal layout design." Let's see how it fares our gauntlet.
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 has previously been regarded as a manufacturer of basic workhorse type power supplies that "just gets the job done." However, over the last couple of years FSP has put a good bit of effort into developing a number of high powered and higher end computer power supplies at the retail enthusiast level. Today, we are seeing a new product representing a new product line from FSP, the Hydro G 750W (HG750).
Do Water and Electricity Mix Well?
The most recent high end power supplies that we have seen from FSP have been members of the AURUM series of power supplies. However, today we have a new series being released by FSP that, while not perhaps, quite as high-end as the AURUM PT we last saw it, is certainly a line aimed for our more discerning readers. In this realm of ~750W and mid to high end products there is a lot of competition. With that being the case, FSP will certainly have their work cut out for them when it comes to producing a truly competitive product in this space, but if they build on the AURUM momentum they have had going then they certainly have the potential to upset the tables in this segment a bit. Before moving on to see if this unit is going to be upsetting any tables, let’s see what FSP expects from this power supply:
FSP Hydro G series stands for the needs of PC DIY enthusiasts and gamers who want a high end PSU with stylish ID design but do not want to compromise electronic performance at all.
By server grade circuit and advanced thermal layout design, Hydro G series deliver full load (wattage) at 50°C ambient temperature. Silent operation is considered by intelligent fan speed control circuit design with 0dBA function to fulfill gamers need in playing games.
Moving on now, let’s see what we can expect when a user purchases the FSP Hydro G 750W power supply in retail in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.