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A peak inside the FSP "450w" Micro ATX FSP450-60GHS(85)-R

Jan 6, 2007
2,549 (0.51/day)
Processor i7 2600k@4.6ghz
Motherboard MSI z68ma-ed55
Cooling Silentx Extreem 120mm
Memory 2x4gb XMS 7-8-7-20 1600
Video Card(s) HD6870
Storage 2x128gb Kingston Hyper-X (Raid0), 2x750gb RE3 (RAID1), 2x750gb RE3 (RAID1)
Display(s) Soyo 24", Gateway 22"
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini 6x120mm fans.
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Zalman 750w
Software Windows 7
Model FSP450-60GHS(85)-R SFX (Micro ATX)

+3.3V@21A, +5V@22A, +12V1@18A, +12V2@18A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@2.5A

I believe this is the same unit as the Silverstone ST45SF.

A few things about this PSU I'd like to point out. The "heatsink" on the secondary rectifiers is sunk to the power supply's chassis. Sheet steel is a horrible conductor of heat and it does get pretty hot back there. There is a single 180uf primary filter cap rated at 85c. The primary mosfets have a very small heatsink. The transformer is also very small considering it's output ratings. On the bright side it does have active-PFC but that does little for your electric bill and actually reduces the overall efficiency of the supply compared to passive-PFC.

Thought you guys might like to see it.


FSP-SS-SP_Load (Custom).JPG
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May 20, 2010
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System Name A black box
Processor AMD fx 8350
Motherboard Gigabyte 990fxa ud3
Cooling Stock
Memory 8GB Kingston hyperx 1600mhz
Video Card(s) Asus directcu top HD5850
Storage random 250gb
Display(s) Philips 190b3
Case antec 200 v2
Audio Device(s) Integrated
Power Supply Silverstone 600w strider essentials plus
Software Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Benchmark Scores I once tagged my school desk.
So thats what my psu looks like inside.