Last week, we looked at Corsair's latest and greatest. Today, I think I'll do the same thing with Enermax. They've sent me the top of the line in the MaxTytan series at 1250 watts, and I'm looking to see what it can do for us.
Already, the box is full of promises. Ten year warranty. Dust free rotation. Twister bearing fan. Semi-fanless. Indy sleeving. Wattmeter. Coolergenie? I don't know what that is, but I hope it's a little genie that comes out when you rub the side of the unit that makes all my mining rigs run without cooking me alive.
The back of the box also has a pile of marketing on it, most of which is not new to us. Enermax makes a pretty big deal about the dust free rotation thing, where the fan spins backwards on power up to try and keep dust out of the unit, but I remain completely unconvinced this actually does anything useful. Fortunately, this unit has a lot of other useful features, like that wattmeter, to help make up for it.
That said, the box says the wattmeter only gives you power usage, not power draw. That's unfortunate, but not unexpected. Adding support for that costs money, and these Titanium units cost enough as is.
Coolergenie gets a little more info on this side of the box. Supposedly, it's a system fan controller that is able to run system fans after shutdown and supports three semi-fanless modes for said fans. It's an extra toy. We like extra toys, don't we?
Enermax has always been pretty good about throwing in accessories for their units, and this is no exception. We have a power supply, modular cables, power cord, some fancy cable ties, some zip ties, screws, cable clips for the modular cables, user guide, and a white box presumably including our Coolergenie. Documentation is about like the 800W model - better than nothing, but far from Silverstone level.
Here's a closer look at some of the goodies. The company's been quite generous with the fancy cable ties, and the clips for the indy sleeving.
The indy sleeving clips work much like the others we've seen, though in this case they can be joined together as needed.
The Coolergenie comes next. It takes the form of a little black box with a single button on it. Included are two ways to mount it: hook and loop, and magnetic. The included manual tells you how to hook it all up, as well as giving the maximum supported current for the attached fans. Which... adds up to a mere 2 amperes. For up to four possible fans. That is not a lot, folks... do not plug any power sucking screamers into this thing, because you will burn it right out.
The box mentioned three semi-fanless modes, but fails to mention this includes an "off" mode to disable fanless operation. So, you really only get two semi-fanless modes: whisper (fanless to 40%) and silent (fanless to 60%). Fan delay on power off is given as 40-60 seconds.
So it's nice that this is included, but because of the low current support I'm not sure how useful it really is. Let's go see the power supply itself.
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