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Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Review

By: Zac O'Vadka | 80 PLUS Bronze PSUs in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 26, 2015 2:13 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: Enermax

Cabling Arrangement

 

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Enermax gives you a bit more than you'd expect out of an entry-level power supply. The 24-pin Main and ATX 4+4 connectors are natively wired to the unit, while everything else is modular. The big surprise here is that there are varying lengths of SATA cables to help reduce cable clutter. The odd ball here is the Molex + FDD cable though as it is simply cray long. I can't say I've seen any use for a Molex connector for several years and many more for the need of an FDD connector.

 

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Rail distribution is as simple as it gets with a single 12V rail. There is no need to worry about load balancing here.

 

 

A Look Inside

 

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Inside the Triathlor Eco 650W, we find a pair of heat sinks that provide the passive cooling for the unit. The PCB for this unit is incredibly compact, so much so that it could almost be slipped onto an SFX power supply, but not quite. That would also necessitate the use of a smaller fan which would mean more noise.

 

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A single Panasonic capacitor sits on the primary side of the power supply.

 

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The secondary side is riddled with Taiwanese and Chinese capacitors.

 

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Enermax uses the Yate Loon D12BH-12 120mm fan to provide the active cooling for this unit.

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