|SilverStone SUGO SST-SG06B mini-ITX Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Hank Tolman - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Monday, 17 August 2009|
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FSP300-60GHS 300W PSU
The Power Supply Unit (PSU) that came with the case is from FSP, model FSP300-60GHS, and is rated for 300W. It is a small form factor power supply for use with mini-ITX and mini-DTX motherboards. The power supply is slightly smaller than normal power supplies, which makes it ideal for the small SUGO SG06 case.
The unit is an upgrade from the 300W power supply that came with the SG05 case. The upgrades from the previous power supply include lower acoustics across all loading conditions (its quieter), more SilverStone specific cable types and lengths, and +12V distribution was changed to better support higher end graphics cards. I don't have an SG05 case to compare it against, but I have heard that one of the more major complaints was that the cables didn't always reach the components they were intended for. This has been fixed with the SG06 and the new PSU. I had no trouble with the cables reaching everything.
The power supply has two +12V rails, one for the motherboard connector and another for the video card connector. Splitting these into two seperate rails allows more constant power for the GPU. This was a great idea, and allows for the use of some power intensive video cards.
The PSU also provides an 4 pin connector that is almost always required on motherboards now. There is a single SATA cable with 3 connectors on it and there is a single peripheral power cable with two standard power connectors and one floppy drive power connector.
This power supply has achieved above an 80% efficiency and is a 80 Plus Certified power supply. It has an active PFC (power factor corrector), as all good power supplies do, that helps improve its stability and efficiency. The unit also provides over current and short-circuit protection. Overall, the PSU greatly compliments this case. It was designed well to fit the case, and to fit the needs of all styles of users. At 300W, it provides enough power for all basic uses while leaving plenty of room for upgrades.