New 80 plus gold and 80 plus bronze PSUs announced
LEPA Technology announced new power supplies in the GM MaxGold, BM MaxBron, and MX F1 series, which range from a modest 350 Watts up to a more robust 1,000 and targets everybody from entry to enthusiast-level computer builders.
The GM-MaxGold and BM-MaxBron are both semi-modular power supplies. They feature a special Anti3s Q-Brick design which is a protective sleeve designed to protect from static, shock, and slip. This protective sleeve comes in two colors, red and black. In addition, both lines boast an improved DC-to-DC converter which improves stability in C6/C7 sleep modes. This ensures full Haswell support for low power sleep states.
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Not all power supplies will support Haswell's zero load design, Enermax says.
Intel's Haswell refresh is coming, and when it does, it will deliver better performance, much improved integrated graphics, and superior power efficiency that, according to Enermax, only a handful of power supplies are able to take advantage of. Enermax is referring to the new C6 and C7 states that are able to reduce CPU power consumption to a mere 0.05A. Some Ivy Bridge chips draw up to ten times more in a minimum power state.
Enermax named its sci-fi looking case after a Greek general.
Coenus is remembered as a faithful and fearless general of Alexander the Great, and nearly 1,700 years later, he finally has a computer case named after him. Would he approve of Enermax's namesake chassis? That's something we'll let the scholars debate, but as far as we're concerned, the latest mid-tower from Enermax looks like a solid option on paper (we haven't played with one in person), provided you're a fan of the aggressive aesthetics.
You can fit a 280mm radiator into Enermax's Fulmo ST chassis.
Enermax today dropped us a note to let us know it has a new flagship mid-tower enclosure, the Fulmo ST. Built with versatility and cooling in mind, the Fulmo ST has 32mm of clearance to hide your gnarly mess of cables in the back where they're out of sight and, more importantly, unable to impede the case's airflow. And if you're into water cooling, there's enough room on top to accommodate a 240mm or 280mm radiator, Enermax says.
The new Triathlor Series is available with or without modular cables.
After a five-year run spanning from 2008 until now, Enermax has decided "the time has come to say goodbye to the Modu82+" family of power supplies. In its place is the new Triathlor series, which Enermax promises will be in existence for many years to come. There are two versions to choose from, the regular Triathlor with wired cables and Triathlor FC (Flexible Cable management) with flat modular cables.
The power supply is an oft-underappreciated component. Everyone knows it’s necessary, and most people who build their own PCs have some understanding of the basics of what a power supply does. But almost everyone tends to buy more power than they really need, or they’ll buy the cheapest PSU that delivers the wattage they think they need.
We’re not going to get too deep into the inner workings of the PC power supply, but it’s worth talking a bit about the basics of how they work before we dive into what to buy.
Good luck trying to stuff an HPTX motherboard like EVGA's Super Record 2 (SR-2) into a mid-tower chassis, or even into most full tower cases. If you're planning to rock a dual-socket HTPX motherboard, you'll need a case that supports it, and Enermax is pitching its new Fulmo GT as the go-to enclosure for an over-the-top, monster-sized setup. We're talking dual PSUs here.
Can't get enough brushed aluminum in your daily life? You're in luck because it just so happens Enermax is interested in catering to your fetish with a pair of peripherals that should serve as nice complements to your brushed aluminum desktop tower or notebook PC. The first is the Aurora Lite RF Wireless Keyboard (KB010W-B) and the second is a portable 3.5-inch hard drive enclosure Enermax oddly calls a 'Brick.'
Enermax brought an assortment of buzz words and phrases when announcing its new ETD-T60 series of down-flow CPU cooling solutions. We're talking about terms like Vortex Generator Flow, Vacuum Effect Flow, and Auto Adjustable Pressure technology, two of which Enermax says are patented. The result of all this science book banter is a "breakthrough" in air cooling and thermal resistance down to 0.12C/W.