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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

Final Thoughts

 

The Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W is an interesting power supply. On one hand, we have a great entry-level power supply. The unit doesn't necessarily feature perfect build quality, especially considering the utilization of Chinese capacitors, but this doesn't seem to affect its performance too much.

 

 

Voltage regulation for the Enermax Triathlor Eco 650W fairs well, within 3% or better depending on the rail. DC output quality fairs well too, with a maximum of 49mV of noise on the 12V rail at full load. The efficiency is great for being an 80 PLUS Bronze rated unit. Normally this would be great.

 

Unfortunately things get a little messy when you start looking at the price of the unit. It is priced exactly the same as the Enermax Revolution X't 620W power supply we just reviewed. The performance between the two is incredibly similar, however, the Revolution X't offers more features. The build quality is slightly better, the unit features a 139mm fan instead of a 120mm one, and also has over-temperature protection.

 

This makes it quite difficult to recommend the Triathlor Eco when Enermax has already provided us a better unit for the same price. The only reasons that I can find that one might choose the Triathlor Eco over the Revolution X't would be the cable selection and the absolute need for the extra 30W that you get with the Triathlor Eco 650W.

Product Summary Breakdown

Performance88%
Quality including Design and Build85%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money80%
Overall TweakTown Rating87%

The Bottom Line: Enermax's Triathlor Eco 650W power supply is a decent entry-level unit. The problem lies in that Enermax offers a unit with more features and nearly identical performance and there is almost no reason to choose the Triathlor Eco over it.

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