Enermax Galaxy 1000w Quad-SLI ATX PSU

Appearance

Appearance

Enermax certainly aren't shy when it comes to appearance. Looking back at some of their older creations, I can remember a PSU that resembled a solid gold bar and many other units sprayed in either red or blue metallic paint. Have Enermax continued this trend with the Galaxy? Lets find out.

Enermax Galaxy Top Enermax Galaxy Logo

Enermax Galaxy Back Enermax Galaxy Back

Things aren't quite as snazzy this time round, with the unit being sprayed in a glossy (but non-metallic) black paint. I would have put money on Enermax going for metallic considering that this is the 'Galaxy' - but never mind!

The Galaxy features a 135mm clear plastic fan on the bottom of the unit responsible for pushing air over the components, with an 80mm around the back for extracting hot air. Both fans are protected with Enermax's trademark gold fan grills that contrast well with the colour of the casing.

Enermax have done away with the minuscule power switches found on many other units in favour of a heavy duty version and a similarly rugged reset button. This is certainly a necessary feature when you consider that this unit will be drawing substantial power from the mains when at full load.

Enermax Galaxy Side Enermax Galaxy Top

When you've got a PSU like the Galaxy sitting inside your machine you want to show it off right? Well to help you out, Enermax have placed white 'Galaxy' logo's down both sides of the unit so as long as you've got a windowed case everybody will be able to see what power supply you are 'packing'. It also helps to 'Snazz' up the look of the unit too!

The top of the unit (the bit most people won't see unless you've got one of those up-side down cases) is partially covered with the Enermax specification sticker that details the output of the units rails along with the usual warnings about opening the PSU casing.

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14-12-2006, 08:23:32

JN
"Having already reviewed a couple of 1000w+ units on the market, it seemed necessary to get hold of one of Enermax's Quad-SLI beasts to put through its paces. Does the Galaxy deserve all the attention it's been getting recently, we find out."

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14-12-2006, 08:32:03

llwyd
nice review and a pretty hefty psu. i see you point about the pre-fixed cables making it half modular but what 1000W pc wouldn't use all those cables anyway lolQuote

14-12-2006, 08:38:54

JN
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Originally Posted by name='llwyd'
nice review and a pretty hefty psu. i see you point about the pre-fixed cables making it half modular but what 1000W pc wouldn't use all those cables anyway lol
Yeah exactly. It would have been near impossible to impliment a sturdy modular system with all of those cables and remain 100% modular.Quote
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