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    Default Enermax Platimax D.F. 1200W @ Tom's Hardware

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-psu,5355.html

    Enermax recently extended its Platimax D.F line with four more members featuring capacities between 750 and 1200 watts. They're all fully modular, 80 PLUS Platinum-certified, and armed with patented Dust-Free Rotation technology to help prevent grime build-up inside the PSU.

    Thanks to DFR, the fan spins in reverse at full speed for a few seconds during start-up, blowing out any dirt that was previously sucked in. The down-side, of course, is that dust is pushed out into the rest of your system if the power supply is installed with its fan facing upward. And if it's installed facing down, dust is exhausted into your room or a filter in your case.

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    That's a bad OCP implementation, four of the six PEG connectors are placed on one of the four rails. Three power hungry graphics cards aren't possible, OCP is gonna shutdown the power supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -The_Mask- View Post
    That's a bad OCP implementation, four of the six PEG connectors are placed on one of the four rails. Three power hungry graphics cards aren't possible, OCP is gonna shutdown the power supply.
    Bad for miners if they want to run 3+ GPU's at high draw, ie; no underclocking or undervolting. Unless it makes a comeback though multi GPU for gaming is pretty much dead. Two cards maybe, and even that is pretty niche, but not 3 or 4 high end cards anymore.

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    Plat 1.jpg Plat 2.jpg
    I'm not digging this PSU, what I assume are discrete Grfx cables jumped to one modular connector, wearing 2 x 6+2 have to somehow manage them self through just a 10pin 5x5 connect > to run them in pairs means they need x6 12volts - if 12v is isolated to the top or bottom row of the 10pin, it's impossible to power x6 12v wires in a 5slot unless there's a jump - but as we see, they're 16g wire, where no one in the industry tries to jump x2 un-sleeved 16g wires to one 16g pin - even if they did - a sleeved pair would never fit in the slot

    If however x6 of the pins in the 10pin are dedicated to 12volts, that leaves just x4 pins to pull ground duty, yet, x10 GRFX wires need grounded out

    More concerning is the observation they're comprised of junk 20AWG wire

    Mathematically, jumps are required to feed the Grfx 8pin 6+2s through just a 10pin connector ... ridiculous, maybe inexcusable not to use a 12pin there minimum; sleeving may have made the use of anemic 20AWG wire necessary > so they went for looks over performance. As much as I like the sleeve on these cables, what lurks underneath that sleeve & the use of jumps all over is hardly inspiring, they need to go back to the drawing board & revise it

    (It'd be nice if @Aris could show us the pinout on the PCI-E 10pin port - where are the 12volt pins & grounds - then solve the mystery over where the jumps & junk 20AWG wire probably are > seriously, I'm curious af)
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    The 20AWG wires are probably the pigtails coming from the 16AWG. Basically:

    10pin -----8pin--8pin (20AWG)

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    Capture.JPG
    Chart says 2 x 600mm Grfx cables, that sounds like two discrete cables per 10pin, surely that is not a 600mm parasitic pigtail jumper - if so - the weirdest Grfx cable ever invented

    Besides, a 1200w that can only supply x3 cables? Avoid at all costs --> Pigtails in general - but especially those / these infected with 20AWG - will never be 1080Ti / Vega friendly; Seasonic Connecting Chart has already made the rounds here > _do not connect to cards over 225w_

    Capt1.JPG
    Nor do I see any empty pin slots in what appear to be the Grfx cables > empty pin slots would be necessary in a pigtail cable, due to what would then be an oversized 10pin (pigtails are fine inside an 8pin housing, 10pin might leave 2 unused slots)

    *2x600mm x3 cables should = x6 discrete cables
    Photo, to me, shows dual-cables inside 10pin connect

    PTDC0005.jpg 375mm 16g.jpg
    My hand-made 14" / 375mm Grfx cables, 100% 16AWG, 13Amp gold tips, dual 6+2 cables housed in a 12pin, I assumed their's are similar, housed in what would then clearly be an under-sized 10p

    10p.jpg
    there's one possible way to make a junk Grfx cable pair ... each cable gets 'half' the 12v/Grd
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