Date: January 22nd, 2009
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: FSP GROUP USA
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FOUNDED IN 1993, FSP GROUP, TAOYUAN, TAIWAN HAS RAPIDLY GROWN INTO BECOMING A GLOBAL POWER SUPPLIER, A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY LISTED IN TAIWAN EXCHANGE, SYMBOL :: 30.15.TW, WITH REVENUES EXCEEDING $300 MILLION USD. AS ONE OF THE TOP-10 GLOBAL POWER SUPPLY COMPANIES WORLDWIDE, FSP GROUP IS THE LEADING VOLUME SUPPLIER OF DESKTOP PC ATX POWER SUPPLY. IN RECENT YEARS, FSP GROUP HAS EXPANDED ITS R&D AND MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES TO BECOMING ONE OF THE MAJOR POWER CONVERSION SUPPLIER OF ADAPTERS, INDUSTRIAL PCs, SERVERS, LCD MONITOR, AND LCD / PLASMA TV, PARTNERING WITH MANY STRATEGIC MANUFACTURERS.
Ok, let's just say, hypothetically, that your rich uncle Throckmorton sent you a Christmas present and, on the appointed morning, you opened it to find…a new GTX 280 (or 4870 X2, if you're an ATI guy.) Awesome! But wait. On your last build, you cheaped out on the power supply (never a good idea) to save a few bucks, and you're pretty sure this new graphics card will let the smoke out of your lame PSU. So, what do you do? You could spend upwards of $300 on a new PSU, but who's got that kind of dough after Christmas?
Well, FSP Group might have a solution for you. They've been building high quality power supplies for a long time, but have recently come out with a product they call the Booster X5. It's a supplementary PSU that fits into a 5.25-inch bay and feed up to 450 Watts of clean power to your graphics card(s)! Best of all, you can get one for considerably less than $100! We've got one in the lab, so let's have a look at it.