FSP Hydro G Series 750 W Review 3

FSP Hydro G Series 750 W Review

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Specifications

FSP HG750 Features & Specs
Max. DC Output750W
PFCActive PFC
Efficiency80 PLUS Gold
ModularYes (Fully)
Intel Haswell ReadyYes
Operating temperature0°C - 50°C
ProtectionsOver Voltage Protection
Under Voltage Protection
Over Power Protection
Over Temperature Protection
Short Circuit Protection
Cooling135 mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing Fan (PLA13525S12M)
Semi-passive operationYes
Dimensions150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 170 mm (D)
Weight1.8 kg
ComplianceATX12V v2.31, EPS 2.92
Warranty5 years
Price at time of review (exc. VAT)$120 (MSRP)
The HG750 is 80 PLUS Gold certified, Haswell ready, and capable of delivering its full power continuously at up to 50°C. Every protection feature is present, and it has a high quality FDB fan that is backed by a semi-passive operation for less noise output at light loads. 17 cm deep, this PSU is a little larger than usual, but it weighs very little without any cables attached. FSP also provides a decently long warranty, although its MSRP is quite high, which puts the HG750 into the same category as such offerings as the EVGA SuperNova 750 G2 and Corsair RM750x. The competition is very strong and the HG750 had better perform very well overall in order to be a competitive alternative to such offerings.


FSP HG750 Power Specs
Rail3.3V5V12V5VSB-12V
Max. Power25A25A62.5A3.5A0.5A
150W750W17.5W6W
Total Max. Power750W
With 62.5 A maximum current output, the +12V rail is strong enough for a gaming system. At 150 W maximum combined output where most PSUs in this category deliver only up to 100-120 W on these rails, the minor rails are very strong as well. Capable of 3.5 A output, the 5VSB rail is also quite strong. It is nice to see PSUs with beefy 5VSB rails, especially since modern tablets need lots of juice to charge.

Cables & Connectors, Power Distribution

Modular Cables
DescriptionCable CountConnector Count (Total)
ATX connector 20+4 pin (600mm)11
4+4 pin EPS12V (700mm)11
6+2 pin PCIe (500mm+150mm) 24
SATA (510mm+150mm) / 4 pin Molex (+150mm+150mm)24 / 4
SATA (510mm+150mm+150mm+150mm)14
SATA (510mm+150mm) / 4 pin Molex (+150mm) / FDD (+150mm)24 / 2 / 2
Cable length is satisfactory, and the distance between peripheral Molex connectors is good enough. However, some would prefer less space between the SATA connectors. The HG750 has a large number of peripheral connectors, including twelve SATA and six 4-pin Molex connectors, and its four PCIe connectors are enough for its capacity. Our only complaint here is the single EPS connector as you will have to use an adapter with a motherboard that has two EPS sockets or an EPS and ATX12V socket. All the cables mostly use 18AWG wires, which is the standard.

Since this PSU features a single +12V rail, we do not have anything to comment on when it comes to its power distribution.
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