LIAN LI SP850 is 850W SFX power supply with 12VHPWR cable

Power supplies are arguably the unsung heroes of computers. They’re not terribly exciting and don’t necessarily improve performance, but make no mistake – having a quality PSU is important. A poor quality power supply can lead to system instability, and worse, fires. Yes, it is never worth choosing a power supply unit from an unknown manufacturer.

LIAN LI is a very trusted and respected manufacturer of power supplies, and today it is launching its latest. Called “SP850”, this is an 850W SFX power supply that comes with the latest and greatest 12VHPWR cable, ensuring you are ready for the latest boards. The modular power supply even comes in white and black so you can make it look great in most computer builds.

“Sharing the same aluminum enclosure as the previously launched SP750, the 80 PLUS Gold certified SP850 is perfect for future-proof small form factor builds for power-hungry components. Built with 100% Japanese capacitors from high quality, the SP850 delivers quiet reliable performance with zero RPM mode under 40% load. provides adequate power for the latest GPUs and prepares users for any next-gen upgrade.” says LIAN LI.

The company adds, “The SP850 now features a 92mm hydraulically-bearing fan that stays at zero rpm until the unit reaches 40 load or 60°C ambient. Even when the fan gradually increases the speed, it maintains a maximum noise level of 40.6 dBA at 2800 rpm LIAN LI has further improved its line of SFX power supplies, as the SP850 offers an energy efficiency of 91.55% at 50% load, which exceeds the 80 PLUS GOLD standard of 90% efficiency at the same load. , with the SP850 now featuring an additional inrush current limiter.”

LIAN LI shares the specs below.

Model SP850
Dimensions (D x W x H) 100mm x 63.5mm x 125mm
Power supply design Fully modular
Color Black White
Form factor Special effects
Certificate 80 PLUS Gold
Max. DC output 850W
Combined +3.3V & +5V 100W
Combined +12V 840W
Input voltage 100~240Vrms
Input frequency range 50Hz – 60Hz
PFCs Active PFC (PF) > 0.90 at full load
Efficiency 93.53% MAX
Circuit protection OCP OVP OTP OPP SCP UVP
Connectors 1 x 24/20pin (300mm) motherboard connector x1pcs
1 CPU/ATX 12V 8/4+4 pin connector (600mm) x2pcs
1 pcle 8/6+2 pin connector (400mm) x1pcs
2 PCle 8/6+2 pin connectors (400mm-120mm) x1pcs
4 x SATA connector (120mm120mm-120mm-120mm) x2pcs
4 x 4 pin peripheral connector (120mm-120mm-120mm-120mm) x1pcs
1 x 12VHPWR 8P*2 to 12P (400mm) x1pcs
Noise level 17.1 – 40.6dBA
Fan RPM 1000-2800 rpm
bearing type HYB
guarantee 5 years

The LIAN LI SP850 modular power supply unit can be purchased here immediately. The PSU currently sells for around $160, with the price being the same for the black and white variants.

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Alan A. Seibert