The back of the box looks COMPLETELY different from the 1200W model, though.
We have a whole mess of information here that we need to zoom in on and break
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89 Plus Ready! I guess if they ever decide to come out with an 89 Plus
standard because the 80 Plus standard is too dated, this power supply will
be ready for it!
ErP Lot 6 Ready! This means the PSU puts out < 1W of power at standby,
if the motherboard is also ErP Lot 6 compliant.
High Compatibility Ready! It's not just marketing... it's marketing Engrish!
World Ready! Hello World! Hello World! Hello World!.... <CTRL-C>...
sorry. The Platimax has active PFC and accepts a full range of AC input from
24/7 @ 50°C Ready! In other words, this PSU is rated to run continuously
C6 & Hybrid Ready! These are other low load efficiency standards. They
have to do with the CPU going into a power saving "C6" mode, or your GPU
switching into a lower performance "Hybrid Mode".
DXXI Ready! It took me a while to figure out that DXXI stands for "DirectX
11". This power supply has all 6+2-pin PCIe power connectors. Of course,
this really has nothing to do with Direct X. There's even Direct X 11 compatible
cards with no power connectors! But that's the message Enermax is trying
to convey here.
EMC Ready! That's right... this power supply is ready for powering mass
at the speed of light! Wait... that's E=mc2 ready? Ok.. I guess
EMC ready just means that the Platimax has appropriate electromagnetic filtering.
Future Ready! No, this power supply can't supply the 1.2 gigawatts required
to throw a DeLorean back to the future, but 1000W can send a Hot Wheels through
time if you can find the right size flux capacitor for it.
Server Ready! Multiple CPU power connectors for multiple CPU's.
CordGuard. That's the little metal clip that keeps the power cord from
yanking out of the back of your power supply if you move your chassis around.
HeatGuard. Just because you turn your computer off doesn't mean the power
supply instantly cools itself off. The Platimax's fan keeps running even
after you shut down so your power supplies internal components cool gradually.
SafeGuard. OCP, OVP, UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP... those safety features that most
high end power supplies have don't have enough pizzazz to them. Let's call
SpeedGuard. Now, there's nothing unusual about a power supply that uses
some form of "fuzzy logic" to thermostatically control the fan's RPM. But
Enermax has a patent on the particular fuzzy logic in use here. Maybe it's
Twister Fan inside! Naturally, when a company like Enermax has a fan as
nifty as the Twister Bearing fan, they're going to want to use it in their
power supply. 13.9cm? Yeah... that's right. We have to use that measurement
because someone got cheeky and patented "140mm fan". Can you believe that?
100% 105°C Japanese electrolytic capacitors. Why? Because they have better
electrolytics, that's why. They tend to have better quality control and last
longer, so they ship them all the way up to China to get built into a power
supply. One of the days, I'm going to win the lottery and I'm going to open
Dynamic Hybrid Transformer Topology... hang on a second and let me get
another cup of coffee... ok... it's resonant mode LLC. Someone from Enermax
is probably going to call me up now and tell me I'm wrong, but based on the
information I've seen, it looks like a resonant mode topology.
The back of the box also shows us how the "HeatGuard" keeps the fan spinning
for up to 60 seconds in order to bring down internal PSU temperatures.
Enermax also demonstrates how the Platimax is more efficient at stand by than
some other PSU's.
Enermax also shows us how the "Twister Fan" works.
Here, we're shown that we save $214.30 per year, just by using an Enermax
Platimax power supply! OMG! This power supply can pay for itself in just over
a year! That is... if you're running your computer at full load, 24 hours a
day, 365 days a year. Of course, if you're really running your computer at
100% load, non-stop for those periods of time, your electric bill is going
to be pretty high over all and that $214.30 is going to be just a drop in the
bucket. Especially if you have to also take into consideration how much power
you're going to need to power the air-conditioner that's going to cool the
room with the computer that's sucking down a non-stop 1000W of power.
Finally, here's the run down of the included cables and their lengths:
Ah... A combination of fixed, or "native" cables, and modular cables? It looks
like Enermax decided not to make the Platimax 1000W fully modular, as it did
with the 1200W. Furthermore, the cables all seem to be a tad shorter on the
For those of our readers that prefer an easier to read table:
Type of connector:
24-pin ATX connector (550mm)
4+4-pin ATX12V/EPS12V (600mm)
8-pin EPS12V (600mm)
PCIe (2 cables w/ 1 connector each) (450mm)
PCIe (2 cables w/ 2 connector each) (500mm)
SATA (2 cables w/ 4 connectors each) (450mm+150mm+150mm+150mm)