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Old 10-11-2006, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Enermax Galaxy 850W Power Supply

Are you building a huge machine and require a power supply to match? Enermax has got you covered. Their Galaxy 850W fully supports Quad SLI, Quad core CPU, mass amounts of hard drives and your other hardware. It passed with flying colors in our stress tests, so read on.

Read Gregs in-depth look here and then discuss it here!
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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Hott! Need I say more?
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:39 PM   #3
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It really is... I am not into PSU's but that one strikes me as gorgeous.
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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I bought the Enermax Galaxy 1000w PSU from Hank Baron at performance-pcs found here: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=20569.
They did a fantastic job of Sleeving all the cables in a real nice UV-Neon Green Sleeving and Heat Shrink. Just Look at all the extra Cables. I am glad that I chose the Enermax Galaxy, especially after finding out that the new G80/8800GTX requires at least TWO 6-pin PCIE Power Plugs per card. The Galaxy 1000w & 850w, like Your review says, has Four 6-pin PCIE Power plugs so you will be able to run TWO 8800 GTX Cards in SLI Mode. I can't wait to get my new rig built. Here are some pics:





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Keep us updated on your system build bro. I can't wait to see that under the UV lights.
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Just baught the 850W in the UK.

Running well, VERY quiet too. Though longer - it fit my case fine.

My only gripe was the lack of a floppy connector in the standard loom (comes as an accessory with some 4-pin plugs). I got round that one by making my own floppy to 4-pin adaptor. Also as said on other sites the loom should come out the other side (right) of the rear panel to give easier access to the additional output sockets in the future. It would also have been nice to see the power status light from inside the case and not have to look round the back...

9.5/10 from me so far.

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I don't get the cooling scheme of the Enermax Galaxy. They use a 140mm fan, but they don't provide anywhere for that air to go except out through the back through another 80mm fan, or through some small slits on the interior end. They should have at least put a full-face vent on the interior end to let it dump extra airflow into the case, and let the case's cooling fans deal with the heat.

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