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Hardware First Look: Enermax Revolution 85+ PSU

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 4 Sep 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    The most important question for me is, can it run four 4870's?

    By that I mean, are there physically enough connectors for it?
     
  3. ComputerKing

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    Dam ! this is a power supply from hell!!!!

    WOW, thanks for the look :D
     
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    Yes there are eight 6+2-pin connectors.

    Not that you'll find a motherboard with 8 slots (unless you watercool and go single slot 4870)
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    That was the plan ;)
     
  6. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    £200 is a lot to drop even for a 1000w unit....... but for its size, and build quality, it may be worth it.

    i thought a guy mentioned a cheaper 850w? how much will that be?
     
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  8. The boy 4rm oz

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    A good addition to the market. Smaller than the Galaxy, that is always good.
     
  9. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    as a bystander of the 1kw market, i personally would never have bought the galaxy because it has a 80mil fan on it, now, i would as they have gone to 13.5mm only, which as Richard said is very quiet. Of course you'll pay a premium for their top product, same with any other company so thats a no brainer for me or anyone who wanted 1kw of efficient, quiet power imo.

    As for enermax's local rma, they are awesome. I delt with them on my enermax 620 or 650, cant remember whats in the machine but either way, called up, minimal wait for a representative, 2 min convo as i told him that the psu beeped at me, he gave me the address and emailed the rma, 20 mins later the psu was in the post and i had it back 2 days later (they turned it around on day of receipt...awesome!) so for uk'ers its a very good service from my experience. 5 yrs would be better, as it also helps with resale value, but then again, if you are a 1kw user, you'll be limited by the number of gpu's ati and nvidia put on a card as you'll have no more gfx slots to fill right now and therefore wont need more than 1kw of power.

    peace

    fatman
     
  10. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Enermax is far too expensive, the corsair 1kw psu costs much less.
    Sorry, it had to be said.
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

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    Yes that is true. I like the Corsair one better IMHO.
     
  12. biebiep

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    90% Efficiency...
    O_O

    That's all I have to say in the matter ^^


    When are these hitting retail?
     
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    November-December.
     
  14. roadie

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    I think we need to see some tests of efficiency at the lower end of the power scale. A test of 10-20% load would simulate an idle computer, the state which most computers are in for the majority of time.
     
  15. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    I remember the MSI K9A diamond board had the proper PCIe spacing for 4x 4870 dualies
     
  16. Amon

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    Halleluja Jesus Christ :eeek:

    By the way, the unit you guys photographed looks like it's got more than a few nicks and bangs. A heavily circulating press model, I'm guessing?
     
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    Smaller PSU is better , the Galaxy was too long to fit into my case
     
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    Not out in stores yet huh?
     
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    Bought one of these last week largely on the basis of the CPC reviews and general awards won ... so dissappointed !

    Was using a RealPower Pro 1250 which has been working fine on my rig for the last 6 months, I have just updated a few components and the fan noise / heat bugged me a bit so I decided to upgrade the PSU aswell . . and it doesn't work, nor doesthe repelacement . . . retested with the RealPower and that's as happy as Larry . . . so def the PSU

    Infact a bit of further digging has revealled this PSU has some serious incompatability issues especially with EVGA Classified. I am running Rampage Extreme II with i7-965, 12Gb and Cross Fire HD4870X2s but getting same cold boot problem, with it tripping out after about 1 second into boot up.

    BIOS update hasn't helped either . .am currently chasing up with technical head at Enermax to see what the problem is and if a solution exists . .

    But for now all I'd say is do some digging before you buy and check if your set up has known probs with this PSU . .
     
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    Thanks for letting us know - please keep us updated how you get on with Enermax!
     
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