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    News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    So efficient it's impossible to classify this prototype PSU, they say.
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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Why have Enermax gone all JPS (John Player Special) all of a sudden? Perhaps they're planning to package them in Christmas crackers. The gold fan devalues them by at least £30 IMO.

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak View Post
    Why have Enermax gone all JPS (John Player Special) all of a sudden? Perhaps they're planning to package them in Christmas crackers. The gold fan devalues them by at least £30 IMO.
    Oh dear.

    I can understand people who buy cases based on aesthetics.

    I think those who bought keyboards based on their looks are completely mad.

    This though... wow. Just wow.

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    The gold fan does indeed look rather crap.

    Still, cant fault Enermax PSUs in my experience.

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Tacky, real tacky

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    It's a prototype. Why do you care what colour the fan is?

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    It's a prototype. Why do you care what colour the fan is?
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    This, although it would look awesome in a steampunk case
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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Oh dear.

    I can understand people who buy cases based on aesthetics.

    I think those who bought keyboards based on their looks are completely mad.

    This though... wow. Just wow.
    People who don't buy something, that they can't even see, based on how it looks are even crazier in my book

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    though if it ever broke you could put the fan on a chain and sell it as bling on ebay...

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    People who don't buy something, that they can't even see, based on how it looks are even crazier in my book
    Now if you had one of those rather old acrylic cases floating from the ceiling on display in some new age office, then fair enough, it might be something to consider in the grand scheme of things.

    Even if you've got a window, you can't even see the PSU through most of them.

    I'm just aghast. So if the PSU was average yet looked funky, people would consider it over something better that looks like this? In such a PSU (which will be excellent if the preceding model is anything to go by) not buying it because "err, fan is fugly" is just... well, at least the institutes will make a nice profit.

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Looks are everything when you don't know what's good and what's not. I'd agree that this looks tacky rather than stylish, but I'd take an expensive-looking PSU over a bland one any day of the week if I had to choose without knowing anything about them.

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    92% seems a bit of a stretch when you can see modular fixings. I am not in a position to say for certain, but I would have thought an extra stage to get the power from the PSU to the components would reduce efficiency.

    At least, I know that's true with audio wire. (Going from RCA to 3.5 can be horrid!)

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    signal quality != efficiency

    Adding another set of connectors isn't going to effect the way that the transformers inside the PSU convert 240V AC to 5-12v DC, it might add a little bit of signal noise, but that is all.

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    Adding another connector can add resistance and so have a minor effect on voltage and efficiency because of the heat lost at the junction but it's negligible, sample variance would likely make more of a difference than this contrary to what some non-modular-only MFRs would have you believe. Loose connectors can be a problem though, adding more resistance so noticeably dropping voltage and wasting power but that shouldn't be much of a problem if MFRs do proper QC.

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    Re: News - Enermax claims epic efficiency from 87++ PSU

    what kind of price is this thing coming in at

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