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So building a rig for my friend and he wants his color theme to be black and red. Saw this Enermax PSU but I haven't heard much about them for a few years now. Any thoughts/concerns about it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194081
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post #2 of 19
In one word? It's great, but consider the Antec TPQ-1200/Corsair AX1200 if your in that price range too, but Enermax Revolutions are no slouches.
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post #3 of 19
I have the 950 watt psu from this family and it is rock solid. I consider Enermax equal with Seasonic as far as quality. They are the two best PSU manufacturers in my opinion.

A similar version won this PSU comparison as well. I know it's not the same model but it shows the quality of this lineup of PSUs.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cas..._15.html#sect0
    
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post #4 of 19

It's a good unit, although it's expensive like every other Enermax product for reasons beyond me.
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=194
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...supply_review/
http://www.kitguru.net/components/po...supply-review/

There is also the Antec HCG-900 that's pretty good:


http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=211
It's slightly less efficient than the Enermax, it's not modular, but everything else is better than the Enermax. If you don't have to have 1000W, it's a solid choice.
Edited by Shub - 1/28/11 at 12:20pm
post #5 of 19
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post
In one word? It's great, but consider the Antec TPQ-1200/Corsair AX1200 if your in that price range too, but Enermax Revolutions are no slouches.
well he wants a red and black, and those enermax are pretty good psu's. However are you sure need that much power?
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post #6 of 19
Assuming price isn't a factor so not much I can say because it is good.
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Well he will most likely be running 2x 560's so around 1000W just to be extra safe and have a bit of room for future upgrades?
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post #8 of 19
Definitely a very good PSU.
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Well he will most likely be running 2x 560's so around 1000W just to be extra safe and have a bit of room for future upgrades?
GXT560 is a 170w GPU and draws a bit more in bench so with sli scale, 2x GTX560 may be around 330w.
post #10 of 19
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well he wants a red and black, and those enermax are pretty good psu's. However are you sure need that much power?
There are 850, 920, and 950 watt revolutions that looks identical if he want's a cheaper/lower power one.
    
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