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Enermax Platimax 600W Power Supply Review

Enermax raises the bar on PSU performance with the new Platimax 600W.

| Other PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 4, 2011 3:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Enermax USA

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Introduction

 

Enermax is well known amongst the enthusiast community for their quality power supplies inside and out. The examples we have seen in the last year with the MaxRevo and the Modu87+ were no exceptions, so when Enermax offered us the chance to get an early look at their upcoming Platimax unit, we gladly obliged. Enermax already has several Platimax power supplies available and we've heard that the 600W model will launch sometime in January 2012.

 

The new Platimax 600W power supply boasts a lot of features that make it sound great on paper. Platinum efficiency, 100% Japanese capacitor construction, 600W of multi-GPU ready power, SpeedGuard, SafeGuard, HeatGuard, CordGuard and so much more. All of this doesn't mean a thing if the power supply can't back it up where it counts.

 

Keep reading to find out more about the Enermax Platimax 600W and how well it performs.

 

 

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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One of the first things that many will notice is that the Platimax 600W has three 12V rails. Those familiar with Enermax power supplies know that Enermax often uses some very unconventional rail distributions, but they work very well. Each of the three 12V rails are capable of 25A each with a combined total load of 50A. The two minor rails are capable of 20A each and share a combined maximum output of 100W.

 

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One of the things you can always count on from Enermax is that the power supply is loaded with features. The Platimax line is no exception and we have a fully checked feature list to prove it. There is a full complement of protections, including a few we don't check for such as Surge Inrush Protection and Surge Current Protection. All of the cables are fully sleeved and the only native cables are those that are required regardless of the computer it is installed in.

 

Enermax power supplies are easy to come by due to their excellent market penetration. You'll be hard pressed to come across a Platimax 600W in the wild right now as they aren't available, but there are other Platimax models ready available. As soon as the 600W launches, it will be available as well. We've heard that the Platimax 600W will launch with a hefty $180 price tag. Enermax will be backing the Platimax 600W power supply with a five year warranty.

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