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jonnyGURU 09-15-2011 09:07 AM

Enermax Platimax 1200W review
Same below average voltage regulation as MaxRevo... only a little more efficient and a lot more expensive:

Tator Tot 09-15-2011 09:28 AM

In the opening you says it's Semi-Modular; but it's fully modular.

Other than that, looks are better (as the gold trim on those 80+ Gold PSU's still looks gaudy to me. Chrome is less offensive.) Though, Enermax still hasn't figured out how to sleeve cables, nor did they hear about Ultra (years back) or Corsair (recently) making their fully modular cables all black.

Vreg is actually what I'd call appalling. When the 5v is the best handled rail on a ATX 12v unit... well something is just wrong.

Efficiency is also doggin it on this unit. It's barely better than the MaxRevo. With the price, that's horrendous.

Build quality on this guy, is definitely the highlight though. I wouldn't be surprised to see one of these units living for the next 8 years.

I do like that you noted standard screws instead of using thumb-screws. I often find that the most irritating thing. Especially with cases that give you tons of tooless options in the form of thumb screws or plastic clips on everything; but I still have to use normal screws for the PSU. Seems like a rather obvious oversight.
High end units like this, should come with those basic things though (velcro zip ties & thumb screws.)

All in all, solid review though. More or less expected; but it's definitely dissapointing considering the beasts that Enermax had with the Galaxy EVO 1250w / Revolution 85+ 1250w

jonnyGURU 09-15-2011 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by Tator Tot (Post 81904)
In the opening you says it's Semi-Modular; but it's fully modular.

Haha.. I was probably confused because they said the power supply was "full modular ready".

Tator Tot 09-15-2011 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by jonnyGURU (Post 81905)
Haha.. I was probably confused because they said the power supply was "full modular ready".

Gotta love the "Engrish" marketing you run into, sometimes.

Original Sin 09-15-2011 11:22 AM

This has nothing over the HCP or the AX, impossible to justify that price tag..

edit, Awesome review.. now I want a pet Platypus..

t's also expensive and there is really room for improvement of the voltage regulation
That doesn't sound exactly right.. real maybe!?;)

jonnyGURU 09-15-2011 11:46 AM

I meant to say "really", but I suppose "real" works better.

Hondacity 09-15-2011 11:48 AM

its interesting where the voltage at test8 is so much lower than test_cl2, i usually base the voltage regulation to those two results. just weird

Spectre 09-15-2011 12:42 PM

Not surprised by the results, though perhaps saddened.

tomoyo 09-15-2011 02:31 PM

I think I said it from the Hardocp thread as well, but obviously there's better 1200w choices. Jonny just confirmed the same sentiment, pass on this guy, get a cheaper and better 80plus gold if you need tri or quad sli setups ;)

ssshjp 09-15-2011 07:02 PM

It is true that MaxRevo and other earlier 1200w units have better value.

But the regulation would not be that bad if not loading too much on 12V1.

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