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Enermax Galaxy EGX850EWL 850W Modular Power Supply Review

Enermax Galaxy EGX850EWL 850W Modular Power Supply Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: What does a modern quad core processor with dual videocards and a lot of hard drives add up to? A killer gaming PC, and a huge headache for the power supply!
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External Mfg. Website: Enermax Nov 13 2007   Colin Sun  
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Appearence and Physical Specifications

At the bottom of the Enermax Galaxy we find a large 135mm intake fan with translucent fan blades. There is a goldish coloured wire grill in front, which does its job with a minimal amount of airflow restriction.

The warranty sticker on the top right hand corner covers one of the power supply screws and damaging it voids the three year warranty that covers the Galaxy EGX850EWL power supply. The power supply has a glossy black finish which is smudge resistant.

On the front of the Galaxy EGX850EWL power supply we don't see too much. There is the connector for the main power cable, a hard power switch, a status indicator LED and an 80mm Super Red fan. There is no 115/230V switch because the Enermax power supply supports Active PFC. The LED indicator and the little square red button are discussed below.

The PowerGuard status LED indicates one of six different settings. It will warn you when "power supply protection" has been activated, generally because of an abnormal power supply or fan operation. It's certainly an innovative step, but I'm not sure it really brings serious benefits to a user.

Diagnosing power supply failures/problems hasn't been seen as a constant concern, since the powersupply is generally a passive piece of equipment. The red button next to the hard power switch resets the PowerGuard alarm. Once you recognize the issue, you can stop the power supply from beeping by pressing this button.

Cables are up next, and boy are there are a lot of them... want to guess how many SLI videocards the Galaxy EGX850EWL can handle?

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Contents of Article: Enermax Galaxy EGX850EWL
 Pg 1.  Enermax Galaxy EGX850EWL 850W Modular Power Supply Review
 Pg 2.  — Appearence and Physical Specifications
 Pg 3.  Cables and Modular Cables Galore
 Pg 4.  Let's check out the internals!
 Pg 5.  Testing the Power Supply
 Pg 6.  Big, Hefty, Powerful - The Galaxy

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