FSP Dagger 600W
FSP Group is one of the few actual power supply manufacturers and can be found providing OEM services for a number of other brands at various times including OCZ, Zalman, AOpen, Antec, SilverStone, Super Talent, Sigma, and many more. This wide distribution of power supplies by FSP is not surprising given that it has been in business since 1993 and is one of the top 10 producers of power supplies in the world. For this review, we are looking at the of SFX power supplies 600W model in the Dagger line of SFX power supplies.
A Not So Tiny SFX Dagger
The Dagger 600W is the first power supply we have seen from FSP, it is the first SFX power supply we have seen, and it is just the second power supply we have seen at all here at TheFPSReview. That said, while there a few firsts here today, perhaps the most interesting is that this unit is a different form factor than most power supplies we see in the enthusiast realm. Making this interesting into challenging is the fact that this is a 600W unit; one of the larger capacity SFX units on the market. With this much power being produced in such a small space, things could get difficult. Before moving on to see if the Dagger 600W can persevere under this high power pressure, what does FSP have to say about this unit:
Dagger Series, FSP brand new 80 PLUS® gold SFX PSU, featured with fully- modular, flat ribbon cables and DC to DC module design in a compact size which is suitable for small pc host machines, such as VR systems, Micro ATX systems, home media. Dagger Series comes out with two models 500W and 600W, their power density are 2 times higher than normal ATX PSUs providing better power performance.
Let’s move on now and see what we can expect when a user purchases the FSP Dagger 600W power supply in retail in terms of documentation, accessories, cable count, rail layout, output characteristics, and general build quality.