Tuesday, May 10th 2016

FSP Announces 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series

FSP, the performance power specialist, announces the release of its Hydro X Series 80PLUS Gold certified power supplies. These ATX PSUs use premium components and Japanese-made electrolytic capacitors made to exacting standards in order to provide users excellent cooling performance at high efficiency with minimum noise.

Both +3.3V and +5V modules use a custom DC-DC design with solid capacitors for efficiency, voltage stability, and high system compatibility. This design is also optimized for the latest power-saving 6th Generation Intel Skylake processors. A bespoke variable resistor (VR) design better controls the balance point of the +12V rail for tight regulation. Hydro X series PSUs ensure the output voltage is regulated within 1% under any load change. A thermometer monitors the internal temperature and automatically adjusts the speed of the 120mm double ball bearing fan to provide optimal cooling.
Eco-Minion Controller Reduces Standby Power Consumption
Computers spend most of their time sleeping. When a PC is in sleep or idle modes, most of its functions are powered by the +5Vsb rail. The Hydro X series includes an Eco-Minion Controller that enhances the overall performance of this rail. Generally, PSUs achieve 75% efficiency at a low-power standby load of about 1A - the Hydro X series can achieve around 82.5% efficiency for low standby power consumption.

Custom Soft Start Feature
The sudden rush of electrical current can hurt PSUs immediately after powering on. The Hydro X uses a custom power guard to curb the power surge when switching on, keeping the power supply safe and reliable.

Price and Availability
The Hydro X series will be available in May, 2016.
  • HGX450 450W PSU $89.99 (EUR79.99)
  • HGX550 550W PSU $99.99 (EUR89.99)
  • HGX650 650W PSU $109.99 (EUR99.99)
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6 Comments on FSP Announces 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series

#1
FYFI13
>FSP 80PLUS Gold Certified Hydro X Power Supply Series
I was starring at pictures for couple of minutes, tried to find water cooling unit on it :D
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Caring1
Odd name, almost makes them sound water cooled.
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#3
R-T-B
Caring1 said:
Odd name, almost makes them sound water cooled.
I have a feeling water + PSU is a really bad idea, but it doesn't stop me from wanting it...
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GreiverBlade
R-T-B said:
I have a feeling water + PSU is a really bad idea, but it doesn't stop me from wanting it...
well.. that didn't stop me from trying it :laugh:

innovatek Antec Phantom mod

edit ... that one is and deserve the name "hydro" ... not that FSP ;)
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Here you go.

Anyway, I have no idea how good this is but it better be a bit better than they usually are to justify that price. I love FSP, but they tend to be a bit on the expensive side for what you get.
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