Enermax Infiniti 650W

by Christoph Katzer on 9/11/2007 4:00 AM EST
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  • Bozo Galora - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    I am beginning to agree with a poster on another PSU review comment section that your droops near or on the max wattage seem to be more than reported on other PSU review sites, especially 3.3V and 5V.
    It seems to be an ongoing trend in the AT PSU reviews.
    I am waiting to see a PSU review here I can directly compare with another impeccable site with top notch measuring gear.
    Just thinking outloud - heh.
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  • strikeback03 - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    We bought 2 of these power supplies from Newegg for new systems at work. In one, the box apparently did get dinged quite hard; the box was dented and the lip at the top on the cable side of the PSU (where you would put screws through into the case if the case has appropriate holes) was bent as well. Also, I would call the fit of the modular cables more than snug, I thought I might break the mounts in the power supply tring to get them to go in. It seems the pins were not very straight in the cables, as once they finally went in once they worked better thereafter. The cables for the Liberty worked much better, unfortunately they are not compatible without trimming.

    Otherwise they are nice units, and the fan is not audible over the noise of the air handling units in the lab even with the case right next to me and the side panel off.
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  • G20C - Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - link

    Could you please tell me what are the lengths of the 24 pin and 4+4 pin connectors on your Enermax Infinity 720W PSU?
    I have an Antec P182 and I want to buy the Enermax Infinity 720W PSU but I don't know if the 2 cables are long enough.
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  • Makaveli - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    I have the 720watt model and its a excellent PSU and well worth the money. I also don't find it loud at all, and my computer is right next to by bed!!

    I also believe the 720watt models fan spins at a higher RPM than the 650Watt model.
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  • G20C - Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - link

    Could you please tell me what are the lengths of the 24 pin and 4+4 pin connectors on your Enermax Infinity 720W PSU?
    I have an Antec P182 and I want to buy the Enermax Infinity 720W PSU but I don't know if the 2 cables are long enough.
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  • strikeback03 - Monday, September 17, 2007 - link

    Sorry, we have the 650W models, same as this review. I didn't bother measuring, I would assume it is the same as listed here. Reply
  • strikeback03 - Monday, September 17, 2007 - link

    Oops, replied to the wrong instance of this comment. Should be below. Reply
  • Bjoern77 - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Any chance that this one is up for on a soonish review? That would be my fav. against the 650w infiniti.
    Anyway, nice review, and thx for not reviewing the 720w infiniti again, which is probably the most reviewed power supply of all time..
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  • Christoph Katzer - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Will have Seasonic S12II next (sorry for the delay) and Seasonic will surely be happy to send me some more for evaluation. Reply
  • Jodiuh - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Don't they make both the Corsair 620 and PC P&C 610? Reply
  • HaZaRd2K6 - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    I know they make the Corsair 620HX (which I own; great PSU), but I thought PCP&C manufactured their own... Speaking of which, will we be seeing a review of any Corsair PSUs coming up? They're hot sellers at work, and I'd like to see how they stack up stats-wise to some of the others on here so far. Reply
  • n0nsense - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Good job with this review, guys.
    But have to disagree with you. 4/8 and 24 pin cables are short. It's enough for most of users, but it will be impossible to use it with Enermax CS-718 (I'm a happy owner of this one) case or any other case where CPU socket is not close to PSU. Strange thing. After all, it's the same company.

    What is really missing for comparison, is Corsair HX620. Which i believe is best choice for this class.

    As for Infinity, efficient, but noisy.

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  • n0nsense - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Good job with this review, guys.
    But have to disagree with you. 4/8 and 24 pin cables are short. It's enough for most of users, but it will be impossible to use it with Enermax CS-718 (I'm a happy owner of this one) case or any other case where CPU socket is not close to PSU. Strange thing. After all, it's the same company.

    What is really missing for comparison, is Corsair HX620. Which i believe is best choice for this class.

    As for Infinity, efficient, but noisy.

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  • Jodiuh - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    I'm not sure the exact length of the PC P&C 610's 4/8 and 24 pin cables, but it's a real close fit for my Stacker going up from the bottom, behind the mobo tray, back through a hole I cut out, and into the plug. The PC P&C 750 Quad/Xfire reviewed recently has 45CM cables as opposed to the Enermax's 50CM. Still, I think it'd be nice to have some 75CM cables for that extra wiring origami one might need inside a bigger case like the Lian Li 2100's and such. Reply
  • n0nsense - Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - link

    It must.
    http://rusisrael.com/albums/pic/o/00/00/28/2859.jp...">http://rusisrael.com/albums/pic/o/00/00/28/2859.jp...
    Look at the picture. cables have to go from the top most to the bottom.
    This is my old config which was running with Thermaltake 470 PSU (can't remember the exact model). But when I replaced MoBo with Asus P5N32-E SLI, i found it impossible to connect 4/8 pin cable. It was to short. My preferred PSU (Corsair's HX620) has 19" (~50cm) 4/8pin cable and i needed to do some customization to extent the cables.
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  • n0nsense - Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - link

    It must.
    http://rusisrael.com/albums/pic/o/00/00/28/2859.jp...">http://rusisrael.com/albums/pic/o/00/00/28/2859.jp...
    Look at the picture. cables have to go from the top most to the bottom.
    This is my old config which was running with Thermaltake 470 PSU (can't remember the exact model). But when I replaced MoBo with Asus P5N32-E SLI, i found it impossible to connect 4/8 pin cable. It was to short. My preferred PSU (Corsair's HX620) has 19" (~50cm) 4/8pin cable and i needed to do some customization to extent the cables.
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  • n0nsense - Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - link

    It must.
    http://rusisrael.com/albums/pic/o/00/00/28/2859.jp...">http://rusisrael.com/albums/pic/o/00/00/28/2859.jp...
    Look at the picture. cables have to go from the top most to the bottom.
    This is my old config which was running with Thermaltake 470 PSU (can't remember the exact model). But when I replaced MoBo with Asus P5N32-E SLI, i found it impossible to connect 4/8 pin cable. It was to short. My preferred PSU (Corsair's HX620) has 19" (~50cm) 4/8pin cable and i needed to do some customization to extent the cables.
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  • JEDIYoda - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Nice review!
    Considering I have thought the Infinity line was NOT that good compared to other brands comperable PSU`s!!

    It appears as if Enermax did something right!!

    very nice review!!
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  • retrospooty - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Yup, Enermax has been at or near the top for years. My last 2 PS were Enermax. I just got this very model the Infiniti 650 on Sept. 1st for $163.99 including shipping at ewiz.com. Very nice PS. Reply
  • retrospooty - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Also... about hte noise. I run a C2D at 4ghz and an 8800GTX overclokced as well all watercooled in Arizona, ambient temps are a warm 82f in my house. No noise at all coming from the PS after hours of load. Reply
  • n0nsense - Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - link

    lol.
    82F =~27C
    I have 29-32 (night/day), 75% humidity for ~8 month.
    C2D running @ 3.06GHz instead of 1.86, 8800GTS 640MB, 5 HDs on 680i chipset (which is hot). ALL this Air cooled.
    almost silent.
    the only thing i hear is HDs (specially 15000rpm SCSI head moving).
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  • n0nsense - Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - link

    lol.
    82F =~27C
    I have 29-32 (night/day), 75% humidity for ~8 month.
    C2D running @ 3.06GHz instead of 1.86, 8800GTS 640MB, 5 HDs on 680i chipset (which is hot). ALL this Air cooled.
    almost silent.
    the only thing i hear is HDs (specially 15000rpm SCSI head moving).
    Reply
  • Jodiuh - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Haha, doesn't the heat suck in the summer? I'm @ 26-28C depending on TOD and running a lower clocked air cooled C2D w/ an 88GTX, but w/ the PC P&C 610. It def never gets loud, but doesn't have the cool anodized finish either. :D Bring on the winter and it's 22-24C temps! Reply
  • Christoph Katzer - Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - link

    Thanks, and before somebody is asking. I do ripple/noise tests but the Infiniti was tested already some time ago. I will add the results asap after I got feedback from the review with actual results (Antec Earthwatts) this month. Hmmmkay? Reply

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