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    Question Thoughts on the FSP AU-400

    The egg now has the FSP AU-400 at $72 bucks. I was curious if this power supply was even worth considering for customer builds. I found a couple of German reviews, both of which gave it a recommendation. Have any of you had any experience with these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by p4l1ndr0m3 View Post
    The egg now has the FSP AU-400 at $72 bucks. I was curious if this power supply was even worth considering for customer builds. I found a couple of German reviews, both of which gave it a recommendation. Have any of you had any experience with these?
    Ripple suppression is average, and regulation the same, and they easily go out of spec when overloaded(group regulated so not a surprise), but they do offer exceptional efficiency and 5 year warranty which is a first for FSP afaik.
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    And all Japanese capacitors with a pretty good overall build.

    They're loud units at full load though. FSP's fan profile is kinda poor. It goes to 36dB(A) at full load.
    Up to 60% load, it stays around 21dB(A) though.

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    Besides only average output quality, the small heatsink and high speed fan make it an expensive (relatively), high-efficiency but noisy unit for the end users.

    But this unit has a lot of interesting innovative elements in its platform.

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    Electrically it performed well, though it cannot best its wattage range. It still needs a lot of improvements to satisfy the silence-mania.
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