Sub-$75 Mainstream Power Supply Roundup

FSP Saga II 400

The name of the FSP Saga II 400 is a bit grander than the PSU itself, which is of slightly lower quality compared to the other test candidates. At the same time, it's also the most affordable unit in this roundup. This model is one of two devices with no support for 115 V, making it a fancy-looking brick here in the US. You'll only be able to use this one if you're in a country with 230 V power.

At first glance, the 400 W PSU looks like a relic from the past, even if the matte white paint provides a welcome change.

Despite its affordability, FSP's bundle is on par with the other PSUs. The box includes screws, a power cord, and an FSP sticker. Unfortunately, most cables are just under 12 inches long and, aside from the normal ATX, CPU, floppy, and 6-pin PCIe cabling, the Saga II 400 only offers three SATA and Molex connectors. Thus, it might not be suitable for larger enclosures optimized for good air flow. Rather, the Saga II probably belongs in compact systems.

FSP Saga II 400
AC Input
200-240 V, 50-60 Hz
DC Output
+3.3 V+5 V+12 V (#1)+12 V (#2)+12 V (#3)+12 V (#4)-12 V+5 Vsb
24 A15 A17 A17 An/an/a0.3 A2.5 A
Individual Output
      n/an/a
Rail Utilization
SysSysCPU And VGA
Combined Output
120 W336 W
Total Continuous Output
400 W
Peak Output
450 W


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  • mi1ez
    1) Stop moaning about PSU.s that aren't available in the US.
    2) Where are the actual voltages for each rail? It feels like most of this test is missing!
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  • swamprat
    I can't say I've read every page - but are there noise readings anywhere as well as the occasional comment like "it's quiet"?
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  • Anonymous
    Small PSU means desktop/media.... and since the conclusion was "they're all pretty similar" then noise is going to be one of the main selection criteria. So... no real help in choosing :(
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  • stone-69
    Uhm... just a newbie question :
    Are cheap PSUs really that bad ?
    I mean I've seen a lot of people basically saying that a cheap PSU will make your PC explode (or something along that note), but I've seen very few thorough reviews of cheap PSUs testing ripple, noise and voltage drops.
    Could this be an idea for a future article ?
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