Originally Posted by mikeaj
On the subject of Aurum, what's Aurum S, and is it different than normal Aurum?
They tout FSP MIA and ErP 2013 compliance, but those are features of original Aurum too, right? I checked rail distribution on the 400W, and it's the same as the old Aurum, and the units look pretty similar in layout, from what can be seen on newegg shots. Only obvious difference is missing the gold trim, unless I missed something.
Also good lord, their website: Aurum, Aurum S, Aurum CM, Aurum Pro, Aurum Xilenser, Aurum 92+. lol
Originally Posted by Original Sin
It does look like a repackaged Aurum, it's too cheap to a Xilenser variation.... my bet would be Aurum/CM, same group regulated secondary, same issues associated with it.... but at least they got the connectivity right.
Aurum S is a slight redesign to the original Aurum platform ( ACRF w/ Sync Rec & Group Reg secondary.)
FSP's proprietary controller was tweaked for the 5th time to improve the 12v regulation & fan speed curve. Last I heard they were talking about a semi-passive mode to be included but I guess that got chopped.
These new units are also single 12v rails, instead of multi-rail units.
They also boosted the 5vSB rail to 3A from 2-2.5A on most units. Not a huge change but worth noting none the less.
These are also EuRP Lot 10 certified, up to the 2013 specification. This is something the original Aurum's did not have. They did comply with the old EuRP standard for under 1w power consumption at idle state. Now it's 0.5w, again, a small tweak and not a huge difference.
They re-did the APFC circuit as well so it should be 0.99% instead of 0.90%
Honestly, not a bad refresh. At $70 for the 400w, I'd just stick with the Seasonic G360 though. FSP's only advantage is the use of a Protechnic FDB fan instead of the ball bearing ADDA used by Seasonic.
Secondary caps are most likely Capxon as well. I wasn't told about the secondary caps though, so I can't say for sure.
Originally Posted by Baghi
I currently have an FSP Epsilon 80Plus 600W
I would like to know how does this unit compete against today's basic power supplies like Corsair CX600M
, Antec EA-650 Green and such. I know mine isn't modular but if I recall correctly CX600 is also an old unit (might be better than mine). I'm basically looking for reviews from you for my personal satisfaction. I also have a chance and budget to buy a bronze rated unit if the switch worth the investment. These are couple of options I have: CM Silent Pro M2 620, Xigmatek NRP-PC602. Please note that electricity isn't too expensive here where I live like other parts of the world.
Corsair CX600M & Antec EA-650 Green are improved in both the efficiency & regulation side of things. They're have better ripple & noise control to boot.
Like wise, they are built a lot better than the old Epsilon units.
On the other hand, for your options I'd pick up the Silent Pro M2. It's a slightly better built unit than the HEC made Xigmatek. Performance is about on par with each. Cooler Master, on the other hand, gives you the modular option and has a solid cable configuration for it's output capacity.
Like wise, it has a 5 year warranty in most places of the world.