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
|Quality including Design and Build||85%|
|Bundle and Packaging||90%|
|Value for Money||80%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||87%|
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.
PRICING: You can find the Enermax Triathlor ECO 650W Power Supply ATX 650 Power Supply ETL650AWT-M for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
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