1st Player SFX 750 W Platinum Review 3

1st Player SFX 750 W Platinum Review

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Introduction

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We would like to thank 1st Player for supplying the review sample.


Thus far, the 1st Player brand has left quite the impression with its well-performing, affordable products. Thanks to its mother company, Helly Technology, a PSU manufacturer, 1st Player can push pricing of its product lower than competing offerings, which is a tremendous advantage.

The brand has two SFX offerings with 650 W and 750 W maximum power output respectively. The first is 80 PLUS Gold certified, and the latter has the Platinum certification from both 80 PLUS and Cybenetics. As it's also Cybenetics Standard+ rated in noise output, it is not a quiet PSU. Keeping noise output low in high-capacity SFX PSUs is challenging because of the size of the fan and over-populated PCB. The largest fan an SFX unit can accommodate measures 92 mm across, but 1st Player went with an 80 mm fan, which will have to spin at higher speeds to achieve the required airflow. Hence, noise output will be higher than from a unit with a larger fan. I'm not too fond of the fact that a sleeve bearing fan was used. A fluid dynamic bearing fan would offer increased reliability, but also increase production costs. Finally, with 750 W maximum power output, this 1st Player PSU is among the strongest SFX PSUs available on the market. Only Cooler Master offers an even stronger SFX unit, with 850 W capacity.

Specifications

1st Player SFX 7.5 750W
Features & Specifications
Max. DC Output750 W
PFCActive PFC
Efficiency80 PLUS Platinum, Cybenetics Platinum (91–93%)
NoiseCybenetics Standard+ (35–40 dB[A])
ModularYes (fully)
Intel C6/C7 Power State SupportYes
Operating Temperature0–40 °C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling80 mm sleeve bearing fan (D80SH-12C)
Semi-Passive OperationYes
Dimensions (W x H x D)125 x 65 x 110 mm
Weight0.89 kg (3.11 lb)
ComplianceSFX
Warranty7 years
Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)$131
1st Player SFX 7.5 750W
Power Specifications
Rail3.3 V5 V12 V5 VSB-12 V
Max. Power20 A20 A62 A2.5 A0.3 A
100 W744 W12.5 W3.6 W
Total Max. Power750 W
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