Seasonic’s value-oriented Focus Gold power supplies are now available to buy here
Seasonic’s Focus Gold series power supplies have finally arrived on our shores. The Focus Gold PSUs are targeted at budget conscious customers who don’t want to compromise too much on reliability and efficiency.
However, unlike the Focus Plus Gold series, these are only semi-modular, so you don’t get as much flexibility. That said, they come with two different types of cables – webbed cabling for the ones that are attached and flat cables for the modular add-ons.
Unsurprisingly, the higher capacity models also come with additional cables and connectors. For instance, the Focus 550 Gold comes with just two PCIe 8/6-pin connectors, whereas the 650W and 750W variants come with two such cables for a total of four PCIe 8/6-pin connectors.
The Focus 750 Gold also supports up to eight SATA connections, compared to just six for the Focus 550 Gold and 650 Gold.
The Focus Gold PSUs are currently available to buy in 550W, 650W, and 750W capacities at the following prices:
- Seasonic Focus 550 Gold (S$125)
- Seasonic Focus 650 Gold (S$145)
- Seasonic Focus 750 Gold (S$159)
They offer many features usually reserved for higher-end power supplies, such as an 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating and a 120mm Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) fan. FDB fans are generally considered superior to sleeve or ball bearing fans, and they offer lower noise levels and greater longevity.
The fan is controlled by Seasonic’s S2FC fan control circuit, which is tuned to find an optimal balance between cooling and noise.
It also offers the full range of protections, including Over Power Protection (OPP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Under Voltage Protection (UVP), Over Current Protection (OCP), Over Temperature Protection (OTP), and Short Circuit Protection (SCP).
Furthermore, they’re fairly compact, measuring just 140mm deep, which makes them suitable for use in smaller builds.
Each Focus Gold PSU is backed by a 7-year warranty.