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Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review

Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review
Enermax's Triathlor Eco proves to be a decent entry-level PSU. Read on to find out why this may or may not be the right power supply for you.
By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Bronze PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 26, 2015 2:13 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Enermax

Introduction

 

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Hot on the heels of our review of the Enermax Revolution X't 630W power supply is another unit from Enermax. As we saw with their last example, they strive to build quality into their units from the start. In everything that we've seen from Enermax, they have achieved this. We don't expect this unit to be any different.

 

The Triathlor Eco series of power supplies does sit closer to an entry-level unit than the other units that we've looked at. That being said, we do expect it to be missing a few features and possibly having lower build quality than their other units. In order to bring a price down, something has to give and that is always the case. The Triathlor Eco doesn't give up everything though as it still features modular cables, so that's a start. Let's dig into this thing and find out what all it has to offer.

 

 

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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The Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W features a single 12V rail rated for 50A or 600W. The 3.3V and 5V rails are each rated for 20A with a combined maximum output of 120W. The 5VSB rail is rated for 2.5A or 12.5W. Maximum combined output for the Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W power supply is 650W.

 

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The Enermax Triathlor 650W power supply is meant to be an entry-level unit with just enough to get by. This helps keep the price down, but as I said at the start, this means you'll get a few less features. This holds true with the Triathlor Eco 650W. The protections included include SCP, OVP, OCP, and OPP, but it does not include over-temperature protection (OTP). The unit is semi-modular and features flat ribbon cables for both the native and modular variety. The unit is rated for 80 PLUS Bronze efficiency. Finally, the unit is not rated for 100% continuous output at 50C, but is rated for it at 40C.

 

The Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W has an MSRP of $99.99. This is a bit on the expensive side for an 80 PLUS Bronze rated power supply, especially consider it is priced the same as the Enermax Revolution X't that we just reviewed before rebate. Enermax backs the Triathlor Eco 650W power supply with a three-year warranty.

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