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Enermax PSU's

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July 15, 2009 4:31:19 AM

Anyone have any experience with this brand? A Microcenter tech recommended the Galaxy DXX 1000w model to me, but I'm sceptical. My initial thought was the Corsair 850w to run the i7-920 w/V8 cooler overclocked to 3.66. Possibly a GTX 275 GPU. Asus P6T mobo. Goal is 1920x1200 res. Other notables include Western 1T Black Caviar HD and 2 LG or Samsung optical drives. Looking at the Cosmos case to cram it all in. Hope the V8 fits in there. Love all the fan possibilites for that case. But the PSU...I just don't know enough about Enermax. Thanks for any help.

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July 15, 2009 4:46:28 AM

enermax are solid
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July 15, 2009 4:52:06 AM

xc0mmiex said:

wow... lol... never herd of it... but its number 1 in tier 1

Just went to that ratings site you cited. Although the Enermax site lists the 1050w Galaxy as current, it did list the 1000w unit also. Just wondering if it was being closed out by the newer model.
$300. it had better produce. I like the modular feature, especially with the V8 in there. The fewer wires to manage the better. Thanks for your response and time.
July 15, 2009 5:08:50 AM

Have had 2 of them 1,a 350w,which faded off into the sunset,quite gracefully I might add,and a 420w which I still have ,using it as a tester/secondary,loved the run on fan after shut down,helps cool system,had to quit using it as it seemed to be too weak for my present setup,everything was too slow,weird not quite sure what the cause was,in any event right now they are pricing themselves out of my price range,maybe sometime in the future..:) 
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July 15, 2009 6:04:39 AM

A good quality 550W is plenty for that system.
a b ) Power supply
July 15, 2009 10:03:11 AM

I would go with a 750w corsair or pc power and cooling. Plenty of power for 2 video cards (possible future upgrade) and around $100 after rebate if on sale at newegg or zipzoomfly.
July 15, 2009 10:26:47 AM

Used Enermax for years. never had a problem and they regularly out perform the specs they list on the sheet.
I have a 550watt Enermax Liberty modular just now that has been pushed to a peak of 580 regularly over the last 2 years and it's rock solid.
a b ) Power supply
July 15, 2009 12:16:06 PM

Since the 850w Corsair is going for $110 after rebate on newegg and will cover SLIed 275s i'd probably go with the Corsair.

If you have no intention of ever going SLI or crossfire in the future you could go smaller.
Enermax Liberty 500s were having some issues about a year ago with their failure rates, but that's the only problem i've ever heard about them.