Page 2:Packaging, Contents, Exterior And Cabling
Page 3:A Look Inside And Component Analysis
Page 4:Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
Page 5:Efficiency, Temperature And Noise
Page 6:Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
Page 7:Transient Response Tests
Page 8:Ripple Measurements
Page 9:Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise and Efficiency Ratings
Page 10:Pros, Cons And Final Verdict
Packaging, Contents, Exterior And Cabling
On the front of the small box are two photos of the PSU, along with its model description in large letters. The PSU's capacity is highlighted in red letters, while three large icons depict the 80 PLUS Gold efficiency, a five-year warranty and the exclusive use of Japanese electrolytic capacitors rated at 105 °C.
On the back of the box, Enermax lists the power specifications along with the cable configuration of all Revolution X't II models. Moreover, the PSU's most notable features are mentioned, including the HeatGuard function, ErP Lot 6 2013 compatibility, the twister-bearing fan, Japanese electrolytic caps and the semi-modular cabling design with flat cables. We prefer these because they're more flexible and better for optimizing airflow.
The PSU is protected by bubble-wrap inside of the box. We would like to see packing foam used instead because it's more effective.
The bundle includes a large nylon bag for storing unused modular cables, a case badge, several Velcro straps with Enermax's logo printed on them, the CordGuard metal clip, a set of fixing bolts, the user's manual and the necessary cables.
The first thing we noticed was the misplaced badge in the middle of the fan grille. This is something we didn't expect on a PSU selling for more than $100, that's for sure. On the other hand, Enermax uses a high-quality finish and its matte surface is fingerprint-resistant and it won't scratch easily. On the front, a small power switch is installed next to the AC receptacle and the exhaust grille uses a typical honeycomb-style design.
There's a series description on the sides, and a power specifications label is on the bottom.
Around back, the modular panel only includes five sockets. The red ones are dedicated to auxiliary PCIe cables with two connectors each. The native cables are flat, just like the modular ones, and there is a plastic grommet around the cable exit hole that protects the wires from rubbing the chassis' edges.
Although this is a compact power supply, we'd like it to be fully modular instead of employing a semi-modular design. That'd make installation easier. On top of that, most of the competition in this category is fully modular.
All cables are flat and of stealth type, meaning that they feature darkened wires. However, as you can see in our photos, markings on the wires are easily distinguishable.
- Packaging, Contents, Exterior And Cabling
- A Look Inside And Component Analysis
- Load Regulation, Hold-Up Time And Inrush Current
- Efficiency, Temperature And Noise
- Cross-Load Tests And Infrared Images
- Transient Response Tests
- Ripple Measurements
- Performance, Performance Per Dollar, Noise and Efficiency Ratings
- Pros, Cons And Final Verdict