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Enermax Platimax 1350-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review

Enermax Platimax 1350-Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Power Supply Review
Enermax's highest wattage Platimax unit offers a lot of bang at 1350W. If you're looking to upgrade to three or four of the new GeForce GTX 780's, this review will be well worth your time.
| 80 PLUS Platinum PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 25, 2013 2:31 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Enermax

Introduction

 

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The last few units that we have taken a look at from Enermax haven't quite been from their high-end offerings. In fact, they have been quite the opposite at the bottom of their lineup. Both the Triathlor FC 650W and NAXN ADV 650W power supplies proved to be decent units, but were nowhere near the quality to what we've seen out of their high-end units. That's exactly why we've got the Platimax 1350W power supply on our test bench today.

 

We've covered a few of the Platimax units before and always been happy with them. The Platimax 1350W doesn't share much with the 600W and 1000W models that we've seen before, but that doesn't mean the Platimax 1350W power supply is a stranger to us.

 

It shares a lot of design and characteristics with both the MaxREVO 1500W and 1350W units. As such, you can bet that we expect quite a bit of out the Platimax 1350W. Both the MaxREVO and Platimax series of units have built quite a reputation as being some of the most reliable and most stable high wattage units on the market along with excellent build quality.

 

Let's dig in now over the next few pages and take a close look.

 

 

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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The Enermax Platimax 1350W features six 12V rails. 12V1 and 12V2 are rated for 20A each, while the other four 12V rails are rated for 30A each, and have a combined maximum output of 1350W. Both the 3.3V and 5V rails are rated for 24A each with a combined maximum output of 125W. The 5VSB rail is rated for 3A of 15W. Maximum output for the Platimax 1350W is 1350W.

 

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As usual, Enermax doesn't skimp at all on protections. Short Circuit, Over Voltage, Over Current, Over Power and Over Temperature protections are all present. The unit is fully modular and all cable are sleeved. Enermax rates the Platimax 1350W for 100% continuous output at 50C and it is also certified for 80 PLUS Platinum efficiency.

 

The Enermax Platimax 1350W has an MSRP of $369.99 which is no small chunk of change by any means. At the time of writing, Newegg offered the unit for $349.98 after shipping and rebate. That doesn't make it much better, but does put it squarely in line and comparatively priced with just about every other 1350W+ power supply on the market. Enermax backs the Platimax with a five year warranty.

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