Lian Li SP750 750 W SFX PSU Review 7

Lian Li SP750 750 W SFX PSU Review

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Introduction

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We would like to thank Lian Li for supplying the review sample.


Lian Li recently added a strong SFX power supply made by Helly Technology, a lesser-known OEM, to its portfolio. This OEM owns the 1st Player brand I came across in our Steampunk PS-750SP review two years ago. It is always nice to see new players in the field as it offers choice, especially in the SFX market, which is considerably smaller than the ATX PSU market.

It is also impressive to see such a compact PSU delivering 750 W of power, and I would be even more impressed if there wasn't the Cooler Master SFX Gold unit with 850 W maximum power. The performance crown for SFX PSUs currently goes to Corsair's SF750 Platinum, which Great Wall makes, so it is the reference for all PSUs of this form factor.

The SP750 earned the Gold efficiency certification from 80 PLUS and is classified as Platinum in efficiency and Standard+ in noise output on the Cybenetics scale. Keeping noise output low at light and moderate loads is a semi-passive operation, which has the DBB fan remain quiet under less stressful conditions. According to Lian Li, the fan's passive operation lasts up to 40% load, which is not actually the case. Finally, a version of the SP750 without braided sleeving for the cables will be bundled with the O11 Dynamic MINI chassis.

Specifications

Lian Li SP750
Features & Specifications
Max. DC Output750 W
PFCActive PFC
Efficiency (230 V)80 PLUS Gold, Cybenetics Platinum
NoiseCybenetics Standard+ (35–40 dBA)
ModularYes (fully)
Intel C6/C7 Power State SupportYes
Operating Temperature0–50 °C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Over Current Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling92 mm double ball bearing fan (D92LH-12B)
Semi-passive OperationNo
Dimensions (W x H x D)125 x 65 x 100 mm
Weight0.89 kg (1.96 lb)
ComplianceSFX, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)$139.99
Lian Li SP750
Power Specifications
Rail3.3 V5 V12 V5 VSB-12 V
Max. Power20 A20 A62 A2.5 A0.3 A
100 W750 W12.5 W3.6 W
Total Max. Power750 W
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