Unboxing of FSP 88 Plus Everest 700W Power Supply Unit.
I won this Power Supply in a game competition for the absolutely superb PC game Shattered Horizon and thought I'd post a short review of my unboxing and examination of this £80-90 power supply.
This power supply is the FSP 88 Plus Everest 700W Power Supply Unit (Modular) Still not really available in the UK as this is the latest model from Japan. Previous models were the 85Plus and the 80Plus Everests.
Nicely presented box.
Lots of connections.
Similar output 18A on the 12v rails to my OCZ 600W but I'd imagine a higher achievable load across all rails more towards the 700W rating of the unit. Indeed the Everest range has been shown to perform around 50W above it's maximum output.
Lots of wiring, some attached, some on cables. First Modular PSU for me, so looking to not connect some of them for tidiness of the case.
Shiny. Is it really important to have a shiny PSU? Probably not. Last shiny PSU I had was a Q-Tec cheap supply that lasted 2 months. Hopefully this will be better.
I will probably not like the fan noise and change it for a Scythe S-Flex. Not bothered about looks.
The sign of a quality PSU used to be the weight but these days with near 90% efficiency they do not need to build such large heatsinks into their units, nevertheless this PSU has a solid feel about it.
I will be building this PSU into a new Antec P183 when I actually get around to buying it. I'm finding my top mounted PSU getting too much heat from my CPU heatsink and would rather have it separated as in the Antec case.