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FSP Hydro PTM Pro 1200W Platinum Review

The Hydro PTM Pro 1200W is one of the better units I have tested from FSP in recent years. First impressions are positive, the textured finish feels great in the hand, and it proves to be very resilient to scratches and is basically immune to messy looking fingerprints.

Technically it didn’t disappoint either, delivering stable power across a wide range of power demand situations. It also handled our challenging cross load tests without a hitch.


The single rail Hydro PTM Pro 1200W managed to deliver 1355 Watts before safely shutting down, and it maintained a sustained 1300 Watts load for quite some time in my testing, showing that it is clearly over specced, giving headroom under heavy load situations.

It is always reassuring to see 105c rated Japanese capacitors used in a design, and FSP have not cut any corners in the design of this unit. It uses high grade Japanese electrolytic caps in both primary and secondary stages.

The fully modular design and high grade ribbon cables are a plus point, and the noise levels below a 1000 Watt demand can certainly be classed as non-intrusive. Eco mode ensures the fan will remain inactive at lower power demands. It is only between 1000 Watts and 1500 Watts load that the fan becomes clearly audible to ensure enough airflow is hitting the internal components.

The overall efficiency of the unit is high, hitting a peak over 94% during a load demand around 55%.

The only negative point I can really make is that trying to find this unit is difficult. FSP told me directly in email that it is currently not available in the UK via usual channels, but it is available in Germany. I am still waiting to get the link from them, so I can’t confirm the pricing. FSP claim the pricing for the 1200W unit is $269.99/€214.50, so make sure you aren’t being gouged before a purchase.

FSP told me that they are supporting these power supplies with a 10 year warranty.

Buy link for USA readers: $269.99 from Newegg HERE.

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Pros:

  • Lovely external finish.
  • 10 year warranty.
  • 100% Japanese capacitors.
  • High levels of efficiency.
  • Solid load regulation.
  • Quality cabling
  • Eco mode.
  • Fully modular.
  • Quiet under normal load.

Cons:

  • Availability is poor.

KitGuru says: The FSP Hydro PTM Pro 1200W is a quality, high performing power supply. Technically it is a solid design built to very high standards. My only concern with FSP is that they need to focus on getting their supplies more readily available throughout Europe.

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Rating: 9.0.

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