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FSP Group Booster X5 450W Independent/Supplementary SLI CrossFire Active PFC Dedicated Multi.GPU Power

  • Independent/Supplementary
  • 100 - 240 V 50/60 Hz
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FSP Group Booster X5 450W
Independent/Supplementary SLI Certified CrossFire
Ready Active PFC Dedicated Multi.GPU Power

Description

SLI and Crossfire upgrade, hassle-free! The BoosterX 5 is an easy add-on 5.25in. supplementary power supply module designed solely to boost power support for your latest demanding SLI and CrossFire platforms. It features 450W continuous power output with a peak surge of up to 500W if it is necessary, QUAD PCI-Express output - two standard 6-pin, and two PCI-E2 8-pin - to provide support for QUAD-card format, certified by SLI to ensure maximum performance and compatibility. Also, advanced Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) technology delivers maximum power conversion ratio, dual front intake fans provide direct internal cooling, and FSP (Fortron-Source) Quality Performance Assurance Program for a period of three years is included. Finally, it's a Lead-Free, RoHS certified, and Green Product (G.P) with an environmentally friendly status.


X5
  • Supports all Standard Multi-GPU Power Requirements
  • Quad PCI-Express Power Output
  • Dual Front-Intake 40mm Ultra-High Flow Cooling Fans
  • Thermal Control System Linked to Fan
  • Auto-Sensing On/Off Linked to Main ATX Power Unit
  • Active PFC / Ultra-High Power Conversion Efficiency
  • Auto Power Recovery System (APRS)
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Learn more about the FSP Group (Fortron Source) Booster X5

Model

Brand
FSP Group
Model
Booster X5

Spec

Type
Independent/Supplementary
Maximum Power
450W
Fans
Dual Front Intake Cooling Fans
PFC
Active
+12V Rails
Yes
PCI-Express Connector
2 x 6-Pin, 2 x 6+2-Pin
SATA Power Connector
No
SLI
SLI Certified
Haswell Support
No
CrossFire
CrossFire Ready
Modular
No
Efficiency
85%
Over Voltage Protection
Yes
Overload Protection
Yes
Input Voltage
100 - 240 V
Input Frequency Range
50/60 Hz
MTBF
>100,000 Hours
Dimensions
5.71" x 7.48" x 1.65"
Weight
3 lbs.

Features

Features
Independent Power.boost To ATX Psu
.99 Active.PFC | Ultra-high Efficiency
5.25" Standard Drivebay Type Add.on
NVIDIA SLI Ready Certified Pending
7-color Switchable Front Panel
Auto Power Recovery System
Complete Installation Kit
Low Ripple | Low Operating Noise
100% Hi.pot Tested

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
3.94" x 3.38" x 5.9"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Thomas P.
  • 5/8/2014 3:58:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggscheap and easy way to power gfx card(s)

Pros: Powers my 7950 easily
Fits well into the 5.25 bay

Cons: LOUD
light doesn't stay the color I pick

Other Thoughts: This supplemental power supply was what I was looking for. Its relatively cheap for the power it can put out and more importantly it is VERSATILE. Its so easy to add this to a different pc later, and so many other uses. However, it is easily the loudest part of my rig. Even at idle its louder than my 7950 at 100% fan. The high pitched whine from the tiny intake fans are extremely annoying and have only gotten worse. I will certainly hang on to it, but I'm saving for one big power supply to replace this quickly and return to a silent rig.

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  • Clark B.
  • 1/20/2014 3:13:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works great in a MacPro with high end graphics cards!

Cons: None

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  • Rene M.
  • 9/20/2013 10:03:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat product with a peculiar feature.

Pros: -Pretty cheap
-Quiet
-Lots of power

Cons: -Not sure if a con but, my gpu's fans keep spinning even if my PC is off. My original PSU doesn't do this and I'm not sure if its a huge waste of energy.

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  • MICHAEL B.
  • 3/18/2013 9:31:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsgreat product!

Pros: Great for upgrading your video card without needing a new PSU.

Cons: could have been 5 if they included the right adapters. only issue with is that it came with the old IDE connectors that I had to rig my own adapter to use the current SATA plugs.

Other Thoughts: could have been cheaper, $90 just to run additional cards specially for prebuilt systems.

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  • Caroline B.
  • 1/22/2013 6:33:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExtra Power.

Pros: Extra 450W added powering the Custom Water Cooling loop instead of putting strain on the main PSU, which is used for a 3 way SLI rig. Great all around, no burnout or such.

Installed in a Cooler Master Haf-X, so the X in the front of the PSU fit perfectly with the rig.

Cons: The light in the front doesn't stay the same color every time you off and on. Adjustable though.

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  • Alexander Z.
  • 11/29/2012 4:51:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's hardware...

Pros: * Allows multiple GPUs if you can't afford a PSU upgrade.
* Works as advertised. I am able to SLI two GTX 480s with this PSU and a Corsair TX750: One 480 powered by my old PSU, the other 480 powered by the FSP X5.
* Heat generation is acceptable for my setup. I run a fan controller with temperature probes built-in and this device never gets above 120F (49C) under load at the back vent. It exhausts into the case, but if you have adequate ventilation you should be golden.

Cons: * Exhausts into the case: While the output temperature is acceptable for me, the added heat may cause issues with inadequately ventilated cases. At 120F (49C), I can't remove an egg for this.

* The front face-plate is gaudy. I can't stand the way it looks. Fortunately, I have a desk that hides the front of the case. Not worth an egg as the hardware works and works efficiently. Like other reviews, I wish the manufacturer would offer other skins. I'm too old to care though. It works.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm super impressed. There are tons of rave reviews on this piece of hardware and it delivers. I can deal with the gimmicky look if it means that I can upgrade my setup without having to rewire my entire case. I chose to SLI two GTX 480s and I knew that they were going to eat my old power supply for breakfast. But, I paid what I paid for my PSU shortly after release, several years ago, and this was cheaper than buying a 1000+ watt new power supply. After all, hardware is a terrible thing to waste.

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  • Dmitriy D.
  • 11/16/2012 9:52:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy way to SLI

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It runs my second SLI card and nothing else. The thing that I really like is that unplugging this power supply and booting lets me completely turn off second card when I don't need it. Once you need it again plug it back.

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  • William G.
  • 7/24/2012 11:52:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: have had one for 2 1/2 yrs no problems and works as advertised.

Cons: was a pain to clean

Other Thoughts: powering a single gtx 460 OC bought to avoid PSU upgrade considering purchasing another one for a new project.

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  • David T.
  • 2/11/2012 12:35:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs7970s, No Problem

Pros: The supplemental PSU performs as advertised! It fits snugly in the 5.25 bay, has plenty of length on it's power supply cord and the PCIe cables that go to cards.

Cons: None, except that the color on the front doesn't keep the color you want by default. There are 7 color choices, but everytime you turn the computer off, it steps one color through the gamut. It is a slight annoyance that you have to make it the color you want each time.

Other Thoughts: I have a 3690X overclocked to 4.8GHz and (4) Sapphire 7970s overclocked so my 1250W Seasonic PSU was getting pretty close to its limit, so I bought this unit to help out. I have it controlling the extra PCIe power for one of my cards and it works like a charm!!!

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  • Justin H.
  • 1/12/2012 6:19:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPerfection in a box.

Pros: A breeze to setup. Looks slick/fancy. Nice and quiet.

Cons: Everything has to have one problem. For this item it would only have to be that it has to be the tightest fitting 5.25" bay item ever. I have a Cooler Master case with fancy quick release rails for the bays which could of been the problem, but either way my optical drives fit nice but this guy took some strong arming to get it to slide in. (my wife came and took the dog up stairs because i started yelling and throwing stuff.)

Other Thoughts: Did a lot of reading on the inter-webs to find out all i could on running crossfire video cards. When i ordered my current PSU it said SLI/Crossfire ready but when i did my research i found it it didn't pack the power needed to run Crossfire 6870 video cards. I didn't wanna drop the coin on a $200+ PSU just to run one extra video card. This item was recommended to me by a friend and i must say it fit the job perfectly. I am able to run both my video cards off it (both are XFX 6870's / one is dual fan the other in single) with out a problem.

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