This week I received a package from Enermax. I'll save
some of the other stuff that was in the box for later. But the
Infiniti 720W in the box I couldn't wait to tear open and throw on the
Why the enthusiasm? Well, the Liberty reviewed well
for me and you could essentially think of the Infiniti power supply as
the sequel. Not a sequel like Speed 2: Cruise Control or Basic Instinct 2, but more like Empire Strikes Back or Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
I mean, you have more power (720W vs. 620W,) more
modular connectors and cables in a unit that's more efficient. What
the heck... more +12V rails too.
Needless to say, I come into this review with a "what's not to love" attitude.
The box is very colorful and informative. The
background color of the box looks like brushed metal look to match the
look of the power supply within.
A number of important, as well as highly technical,
bullet points are laid out on one side panel of the box. Here we see
that the 720W rating is done at 40°C ambient instead of the typical
25°C, so odds are this puppy is going to hold up o.k. in the hot box.
Here there is a description of how the CoolGuard
works. It shows that fans will spin for 10 seconds after PSU
temperatures drop below 45°C and will spin for up to 2 minutes while
the temperatures are above 45°C. Of course, if your PSU is over 45°C
for as long as two minutes after the PC is off... you've got issues.
On this panel of the box, there is a description of
what each color the diagnostic LED means. There's also a buzzer that
sounds if the fan stops or if there's a short.
Apparently, the same box is used for the 650W and 720W
as both unit's specs are listed on this panel. Enermax puts the bulk
of the extra wattage the 720W offers over the 650W on the +12V rails by
giving us 48 more Watts of power on the combined +12V rails.
Inside, we see a manual, our modular cables, a box with some more goodies in it, I'm sure....
A little photocopied flier sits on top of everything. All of the modular cables are shipped in a little plastic bag.
Underneath the bulk of the box is hidden a REAL manual
(glossy card stock, not photocopied) a card describing the CoolGuard
function (in case you missed what the box was trying to say) and a
nylon bag for spare cables.
Inside the little white parts box is a power cord, four
mounting screws, rubber "block offs" for unused modular ports and a
Molex to floppy splitter cable.
Now that we've had a good look at everything that
surrounds the power supply inside and outside of the box, let's take a
look at the power supply itself....
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