Founded in 1990 by a group of young professionals, Enermax is one of few PSU manufacturers that can boast having their very own production line. This, combined with a dedicated team designers & developers has enabled Enermax to produce a whole host of award wining products over the years which have indisputably positioned them as one of the 'top dogs' in their field.
Recently we had a chance to take a look at both their high-end Revolution85+ 950w
unit and the more modest Liberty ECO 500w
. Both proved to be excellent contenders walking away with our Editors Choice and Recommended awards respectively. However today, having already covered the high and medium ranges we're going to take a look at an entry level unit designed for those with less demanding energy requirements.
Branded simply the ECO80+, it is immediately apparent that this unit is all about being eco friendly. Therefore it comes as no surprise that the unit is only available in low wattage models ranging from 350-620w
with the 350w
actually being the only model listed on Enermax's UK website (other models coming soon). Here's what Enermax had to say about the unit we're going to be taking a look at today:
80-86% efficiency at 20-100% load. ECO80+ is certified by 80PLUS® organisation
Magma fan inside!
Integrated Magma fan guarantees best possible and ultra silent cooling, due to patented Twister Bearing Technology and BATWING blades. Self-lubricating bearing material enhances life expectancy up to 100.000 hours
Intel ATX12V v2.3
ATX12V v2.3 support for latest Intel® Core 2 Duo™ / Quad™ / Extreme™ / i7™, AMD® Athlon™ 64X2 and Phenom™
Patented fuzzy logic 12cm fan speed control for optimal cooling and minimum noise
Patented air-inlet with optimal aero-dynamical design reduces noisy air turbulences.
Industry-leading octuple protection circuitry (OCP, OVP, AC UVP, DC UVP, OPP, OTP, SCP, and SIP)
Non-Stop @ 40°C
Non-stop industrial class performance at 40°C/104°F ambient
Full-scale electromagnetic filtering protects your system against radiation interferences (CE EMC EN61204 compliance)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
150 x 86 x 140mm
3 years vendor warranty
All in all the specifications are pretty much what we've come to expect of Enermax. You get a unit with 80-86% efficiency depending on load, support for the latest motherboards, various safety and noise reduction features, assurance that the unit can maintain its stated output rating at 40°C and of course a 3 year warranty. Enermax has also used one of their very own Magma Twister fans inside the unit which retail at just shy of £10 each in the shops. Not bad at all!