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Date: August 18th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Big008.com
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PRODUCT COMPOSITION & FEATURES (cont'd)




Observing the back of the unit will expose the variable speed control knob for the power supply cooling fan. I could not find the actual airflow numbers for the fan at maximum and minimum, but an approximation would be 30-35cfm max and 15-20cfm minimum.




One nice extra included by Enermax is the mesh covering over the main motherboard connector cable which protects it from being cut and stopping a potential fire or the destruction of a whole computer due to a short. A definite plus in my books!



Also, a AUX connector is available. Till now, I have never used this connector, what is it for, email me HERE and tell me please.



An ATX 12v connector for those high-speed P4 mainboards out there.



And a huge bouquet of power connectors for all the peripherals you can throw at it.

 

CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS


Everyone out there that reads this review, if you have problems with your computer, please try swapping out your power supply with a better one and see if the problem persists. And everyone that is building a computer as we speak, throw the 300watt power supply that comes with the case over your shoulder and invest into a proper power supply. One good choice would be the Enermax variety. I for one, own 2 of them and never had even a hint of trouble and my voltage values are always stable and within 5% tolerance. The added boost in cooling is a real helper and in my test system, the added exhaust airflow resulted in case temperature drop of 2 degrees and a relative CPU temperature drop of 1 degree. Not bad seeing that cooling is not its primary purpose.



Pro's:


- Great Quality
- Extra Cooling (great feature!)
- Fan Control
- Stable Voltages
- Great Looks (especially with the blue w/ gold fan grills)


Con's:


- seems pathetic, but I really cannot find a bad trait other than it not being included stock with most cases instead of the generic crap.


 

 


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