Enermax Infiniti 720w Modular PSU

Cables & Connectors

Cables & Connectors

The modular power supply is one of those inventions that has the PC enthusiast communities split down the middle. Some think that the modular design is a great design - keeping the inside of your PC tidy while also maximising airflow. Others believe that it is unreliable and can cause increased resistance where poor connectors are used. In the end it really comes down to the quality and type of connectors the manufacturer has adopted for the unit and how well they have implemented the design.

Enermax Infiniti 720w Modular Enermax Infiniti 720w Cables

Enermax have made the wise decision of using PCI-E style modular connectors on the Infiniti. These connectors have proven to be extremely sturdy on the Galaxy and Libery series, so it's good to see that Enermax have continuted to use them on the Infiniti.

As you can see from the images above, the Infiniti is not entirely modular. Cables like the main ATX 24-pin connector, 8-pin EPS connector and a 6/8-Pin PCI-E connector are hard-wired into the unit as almost every PC will require these cables as a bare minimum.

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The Infiniti comes with enough modular cables for almost any system configuration, and even has a canvas pouch to keep any unused ones in afterwards. All cables are professionally sleeved in gold and black mesh up to the first connector making a nice change from the usual plain black mesh sleeving found on other PSU's.

We measured the modular cables on the Infiniti to be around 40cm in length, however Enermax have informed us that retail versions of the Infiniti will have 50cm cables to avoid any problems with full-tower PC cases.

Enermax Infiniti 720W ATX Enermax Infiniti 720w EPS

The main ATX cable is native 24-pin with no way of reducing it down to the older 20-pin standard. Users of 20-pin ATX motherboard will need to purchase an adapter separately in order to use the Infiniti.

Quite a few of the most recently released motherboards still utilise the 4-Pin (P4-12v) connector, and for this reason Enermax have enabled the 8-Pin EPS12v connector to be split in half for support with the older P4-12v standards.

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Most Recent Comments

05-02-2007, 06:38:07

Mr. Smith
I have been eagerly awaiting this review since you sent me a sneaky preview

Firstly, quality review: all encapsulating.

I have to say I am extremely impressed and will no doubt in the coming months bite the bullet and purchase this psu once I have got my pelt settled in.

Nice job Enermax!Quote

05-02-2007, 06:43:07

Wow, looks like an awesome modular!Quote

05-02-2007, 07:31:23

That really does look like a great psu. I think that manufacturers should try and move away from plastic modular connectors, they look cheap imo Other than that though, a well deserved awardQuote

05-02-2007, 09:34:57

nice review, i just wish that enermax would take out the gold stripes in the sleeving, i have an enermax psu myself and it just annoys me.Quote

05-02-2007, 09:54:20

Originally Posted by name='ai_01'
nice review, i just wish that enermax would take out the gold stripes in the sleeving, i have an enermax psu myself and it just annoys me.
Totally agreed. I'm not a big fan of the gold bling as it doesn't really match anybody's PC's. I'd really like to see manufacturers making separate cable kits sleeved in a choice of colours.Quote

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