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FSP Hydro G 850W Gold Power Supply Review

Manufacturer: FSP Group Inc.

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FSP Group Inc. has been designing and building PC power supplies under their own brand since 2003. Not only do they market power supplies under their own FSP name but they are the OEM for many other big name brands. FSP’s Hydro G lineup is part of their top-tier Premium Series and currently includes three models: 850W, 750W, and 650W. Now you might be thinking “Hydro” refers to water-cooling but it does not – the Hydro G series power supplies all use conventional air cooling. The Hydro apparently refers to the Hydro Dynamic Bearing used in the cooling fan.

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The power supply we have in for review is the Hydro G 850W unit. FSP developed the Hydro G Series with server grade circuitry and an advanced thermal layout. The unit comes with all modular cables and is certified to comply with the 80 Plus Gold efficiency criteria. The power supply is designed to deliver tight voltage regulation with excellent AC ripple and noise suppression. All Hydro G Series power supplies incorporate a quiet 135mm cooling fan, which starts out in silent fan-less mode and they come backed with a 5-year warranty.

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FSP Hydro G Series Gold PSU Key Features:

•    650W, 750W or 850W continuous DC output @ 50°C
•    Server grade circuits and advanced thermal layout
•    High efficiency, 80 PLUS Gold certified =90%
•    Complies with newest ATX12V & EPS12V standards
•    100% Japanese made electrolytic capacitors
•    Quiet 135mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing fan
•    Intelligent fan control (allows fan-less operation at low power)
•    Powerfull single +12V rail design
•    Fully modular with flat ribbon-style cables
•    SLI and Crossfire ready
•    Protections: OCP, OVP, SCP, OPP, UVP and OTP
•    5-Year Manufacturer’s warranty

Please continue reading our review of the FSP Hydro G 850W PSU!!!

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September 23, 2016 | 12:29 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why would you brand something "Hydro" when it has no provision for watercooling? We sadly haven't seen a WC-capable PSU for quite some time.

September 23, 2016 | 02:00 PM - Posted by Chaitanya Shukla

There hasnt been a need for watercooling PSU these days with higher efficiency components used.

September 24, 2016 | 04:41 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

For ATX monsters maybe, but if you want something more compact (e.g. SFX, FlexATX) where you are limited in maximum fan size by case dimensions, being able to offload cooling for the system to a central radiator is a huge benefit for noise and case volume.

September 23, 2016 | 04:01 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

maybe it's me, but using water as a name for a power supply just doesn't sound right.

September 27, 2016 | 10:42 AM - Posted by sixstringrick

I thought maybe it was a liquid cooled power supply. Just what I need in my system, more radiators and fans.

July 6, 2017 | 10:13 AM - Posted by onet (not verified)

In fact FSP already has liquid cooled PSU and it is called HYYDRO PTM+

October 1, 2017 | 10:53 AM - Posted by riba2233 (not verified)

Just a note if anyone is reading this, I bought this PSU a week ago and it came with two 8 pin CPU connectors.Both on one cable, first one is 8 pin, second is 4+4. Around 15 cm between them.

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