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The bottom of the PCB is covered with metal block connected to loop, so more or less yeah.

Funnily enough it's not the first liquid cooled PSU. There was this monster with entire platform submerged in sealed bag:

Efficiency improvements allowed FSP to mount MOSFETs on the bottom instead of having dedicated heatsinks on top, and make solution like this.
 

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Yeah, I also remember PSUs with a waterblock from ~15 years ago, so it's not a new innovation. Back then it was a solution to have a fanless PSU when their efficiency wasn't that great.
 
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A marketing gimmick, that's what! :rolleyes: An expensive one too. :(

Funnily enough it's not the first liquid cooled PSU.
Well, note the marketing weenies were smart enough to say it is the worlds first "Platinum" liquid cooled PSU. They didn't says the first PSU with liquid cooling.

In looking at the published specs, I am bothered by the fact I see no noise specs. For a PSU being marketed for its quietness, how much racket does it make when the fan ramps up. And how much noise does the liquid cooling make? Since it apparently can be enabled and disabled, it must have some sort of motor/impellor mechanism in it.

I see nothing about ripple or hold up times. Why not? And while the overhead wattage is impressive, I am not impress with the PSU being rated at 40°C. Yes, 40°C is very good, but again for $400 msrp, I feel it should have a top tier 50°C rating.
 
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A marketing gimmick, that's what! :rolleyes: An expensive one too. :(


Well, note the marketing weenies were smart enough to say it is the worlds first "Platinum" liquid cooled PSU. They didn't says the first PSU with liquid cooling.

In looking at the published specs, I am bothered by the fact I see no noise specs. For a PSU being marketed for its quietness, how much racket does it make when the fan ramps up. And how much noise does the liquid cooling make? Since it apparently can be enabled and disabled, it must have some sort of motor/impellor mechanism in it.

I see nothing about ripple or hold up times. Why not? And while the overhead wattage is impressive, I am not impress with the PSU being rated at 40°C. Yes, 40°C is very good, but again for $400 msrp, I feel it should have a top tier 50°C rating.
I agree with this. In fact, being an old get off my lawn kind of guy, I do not put water in my electric controlled devices. Some builds are beautiful and that is fine, but
It's not for me. Power supplies and water...just no.
 
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What's bizarre is that the review of this PSU stated he was not allowed to show any pictures of the waterblock. If you're the manufacturer don't you want to show off what your product brings to the table?
 
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That cannot be a Good idea.
 

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That cannot be a Good idea.
Why not? Just make sure that there's no leaks, I still don't go against watercooling even though I've broken shit with my laziness as I didn't fill the loop before powering the system on, totally my fault on those two times.
 
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What's bizarre is that the review of this PSU stated he was not allowed to show any pictures of the waterblock. If you're the manufacturer don't you want to show off what your product brings to the table?

Perhaps they didn't want competitors to find out too many details about implementation of it?
 
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I agree with this. In fact, being an old get off my lawn kind of guy, I do not put water in my electric controlled devices. Some builds are beautiful and that is fine, but
It's not for me. Power supplies and water...just no.

My liquid system has been fault free for almost 10 years on all original components that usually run 24/7 365.

My only leak was my fault and it only killed a SSD.

Have to pay for and install components with the for life mindset and they will last a long time.
 
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Why not? Just make sure that there's no leaks, I still don't go against watercooling even though I've broken shit with my laziness as I didn't fill the loop before powering the system on, totally my fault on those two times.
Sometimes water cooling can fail and it could cause a fountain depending on where it is.
 
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My liquid system has been fault free for almost 10 years on all original components that usually run 24/7 365.

My only leak was my fault and it only killed a SSD.

Have to pay for and install components with the for life mindset and they will last a long time.

But what if the leak happens in a PSU that's hooked up to mains power? That could take out a lot more than just an SSD -- especially if it happens when the system is:
a. turned on
b. no one is home
 
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But what if the leak happens in a PSU that's hooked up to mains power? That could take out a lot more than just an SSD -- especially if it happens when the system is:
a. turned on
b. no one is home
Indeed. Only a truly non-conductive coolant would be safe to use.
Looks like a marketing tease for the liquid cooling craze that's been going on due to too-high-consumption components that are more and more prevalent because of hitting limits of production (too many transistors on given space).
 
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Didn't the FPS Hydro get horrible reviews? I remember a article saying the waterblock didn't actually cool anything important and left the PSU hotter vs just using a fan.
 
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Ummmm....

no, just N.O.....

Of all the things that could go wrong inside a pc, this is the one I would most like to avoid having a problem with.....
 
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for the other components i feel it's ok, but psu? even they say it's pretty safe i don't feel so, better low fan than liquid cooling for psu
 

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but why on a lowly 850?
 
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But what if the leak happens in a PSU that's hooked up to mains power? That could take out a lot more than just an SSD -- especially if it happens when the system is:
a. turned on
b. no one is home

What happens when the PSUs mosfet decides that it wants to fail and dumps 100amps of 30V power out on a rail?

What happens when the fan bearing dies and no one is home?

It’s about mitigation, if we were all scared of those things we wouldn’t use active cooling on anything and would have another power conditioning system after the PSU.

Backups are the only way to keep essential data safe, mine is a big mechanical drive that goes in the safe in its enclosure with its cords, the safe goes in the car during fire season.
 

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if this was a 2000 or 2500W psu I would understand it
but its a fking 850 WHY
 
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What happens when the PSUs mosfet decides that it wants to fail and dumps 100amps of 30V power out on a rail?

What happens when the fan bearing dies and no one is home?

It’s about mitigation, if we were all scared of those things we wouldn’t use active cooling on anything and would have another power conditioning system after the PSU.

Backups are the only way to keep essential data safe, mine is a big mechanical drive that goes in the safe in its enclosure with its cords, the safe goes in the car during fire season.

I've had a fan seize up in a PSU (one of the early ATX 20-pin PSU's) in the small form factor that existed back then. The PSU died but nothing else happened. Now if there had been water all over the inside of the PSU case, I imagine a lot more would've happened.
 
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Perhaps they didn't want competitors to find out too many details about implementation of it?

Nothing would stop a competitor from purchasing a unit anonymously, tearing it apart and reverse engineering/perfecting upon its workings, anyway.

It's not the first I hear of this supply, but... I personally don't see the appeal, were I some silence nut, I'd rather buy something like an AX1600i that would be able to run any realistically passive cooled PC without ever turning its fan on due to sheer unit capacity instead.
 
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Nothing would stop a competitor from purchasing a unit anonymously, tearing it apart and reverse engineering/perfecting upon its workings, anyway.

It's not the first I hear of this supply, but... I personally don't see the appeal, were I some silence nut, I'd rather buy something like an AX1600i that would be able to run any realistically passive cooled PC without ever turning its fan on due to sheer unit capacity instead.
That would still take extra time though and would actually engage some company resources vs reviewer giving them all on a silver platter..
 
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That would still take extra time though and would actually engage some company resources vs reviewer giving them all on a silver platter..

Sure, but it's not like this power supply is actually new, this specific model was released in 2019, so if that had to happen, it'd have happened some time ago. A 1200-watt model was released in 2018, as well. Aris posted a review of the air-cooled model on Tom's, FSP doesn't seem to have provided many review samples of the liquid-cooled ones and no reviews I've found have had full teardowns, then again it takes an actual expert to do that ;)

 
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