FSP Introduces Hydro G 80 Plus PSU

FSP announced a new power supply in the Hydro G series of PSUs, the Hydro G 80 Plus.

As the name suggests, this power supply received an 80 Plus gold efficiency certification, putting it in one of the highest efficiency classes possible. Though this power supply fits into the Hydro G series, FSP completely redesigned the interior layout to maximize airflow, and according to FSP, server grade copper pipes are used to connect the mother and daughterboard.

During the redesign, FSP also decided to take advantage of the metal chassis by making it work as a heatsink for the other components. FSP claimed that these changes help increase efficiency beyond 90 percent.

The PSU utilizes a 135mm fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) fan. Depending on the load placed on the PSU, the PSU has two defined points at which it will make adjustments to the fan. When the system is placed under a load of 30 percent or greater, the fan will start and remain spinning until the load drops below 20 percent. This will help to increase the life span of the fan and PSU as a whole, by only using the fan when needed. As an added bonus, it helps make the system quieter when not in heavy use.

The company took the time to redesign the cable connections in this unit, too. Though it is still fully modular, FSP believes this orientation will further help reduce clutter and avoid restricting air flow throughout the chassis.

An additional change was made to this PSU as an aesthetic option for users. The side image can be swapped with one of three different decals that are red, blue or green with black background.

When it is available, there will be three versions of this PSU in different wattages. The 650 W unit will cost $124.99, the 750 W unit will cost $139.99, and the 850 W unit will cost $159.99. The PSU is expected to arrive some time in Q3 this year.

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  • Onus
    FSP slipped with the Raider series. I really hope this one is good. Discounts will probably put those prices in line to make these a fair deal...if they're good.
  • Larry Litmanen
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    FSP slipped with the Raider series. I really hope this one is good. Discounts will probably put those prices in line to make these a fair deal...if they're good.


    $140 for a 750W is a good price. When i got my PC from a manufacturer all part were premium but i chose the cheapest PSU. It died so i went out and got a good premium one, i am using this very same PSU on a new build now.

    PSU is something you can reuse so really it's not $140, it's 2 or even 3 times less what it costs.
  • RedJaron
    Fully modular Gold efficiency is something I can appreciate. That said, I don't mind semi-modular units. You always need the 24-pin ATX cable and 4+4 EPS cable. Keeping those two hardwired helps efficiency even more. You could also argue to always have a SATA power cable hardwired as well.