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