Fractal are using a 120mm Fluid Dynamic bearing fan by Globe, model number S1201512HB – rated 0.45A, 12V. Its a pretty good quality fan and a good decision by Fractal.
Below a gallery of the insides of the power supply (if you cannot see this gallery you need to whitelist us in your ad blocker as they can interfere with our display code).
Fractal are using Seasonic as their OEM of choice for this power supply, and its based on the Seasonic SGX series. This is a half bridge topology design on the primary side – with an LLC resonant converter used to restrict switching losses. On the secondary side a synchronous rectification system is utilised for the +12V rail. Minor rails are produced by some DC-DC converters. These are populated on the same PCB.
Filtering caps are supplied by Japanese Manufacturers Chemi Con, Nichicon and Rubycon. The design uses a mixture of electrolytic caps and polymer caps. The primary hold up capacitor is Nichicon 105c rated – 400V 470uF.