A couple of years ago, we looked at a 730 watt unit in Enermax’ then-new REVOLUTION XT line and found it to be pretty decent. But times change, and so does the market. Enermax comes to us today with an update on that unit pushing twenty more watts. But is it enough to keep up with the market in 2016?
SUPPLIED BY: Enermax USA
PRODUCT: REVOLUTION XT II 750W
PROD LINK: Rev XT II Product Page
PRICE: $109.99 @ NewEgg
Price is at the time of testing!
Here’s a name we haven’t seen in a while – Aloysius. It’s a perfectly fine name, and not too many people go by it lately. But enough about that, let’s look at another name I haven’t seen in a while – Enermax. Today we are looking at one of their latest series of units, the REVOLUTION XT II, an update on the original Revo XT series we first saw way back in 2014.
Not too much has changed. We’re still around the same power level as that unit, still 80 Plus Gold. Presumably still semi-modular, too.
As was the case with the original XT, there’s a bunch of marketing behind this one, too. We still have a fan delay on power down, a twister bearing fan, and Japanese capacitors. It also looks like we have the same ribbon style cabling, which is a bit of a functionality drawback.
The marketing continues right here, where we learn that Enermax has specified this unit to run full power up to forty degrees. That’s plenty warm enough for most of us consumers, though I confess I still prefer the fifty degrees rated industrial quality stuff myself.
Wait… stability ready? What does that mean? Do you need stability before this unit gives you stability? Maybe we should put some Yanni on right now, maybe talk in our golf announcer voices. Wouldn’t want this unit getting too stressed out, would we? All kidding aside, it’s good to see Enermax having confidence in their platforms. Some of their units have done very well in that regard for us over the years.
You know, back in the dark ages of the Internet, I actually bought an Enermax power supply for my AT build computer when the original died. It was a 386 SX machine. That’s how long Enermax has been with us as a power supply brand. Corsair and EVGA are young whippersnappers in comparison. I might even still have that AT unit lying around somewhere.
Opening the box gives us a lovely view of some cardboard, the manual, and what is presumably a power supply wrapped in very thin bubble wrap.
So far, we have a power supply, power cord, manual, cable bag, some goodies, and some modular cables.
Goodies include a case sticker, a power cord retention clip, some screws, and some fancy velcro cable ties. Pretty much what we got with the original XT 730W.
The user manual is much like that unit’s, too. Decent enough.